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Low Down - Junk, Jazz, and Other Fairy Tales from Childhood

A.J. Albany

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Emmy-nominated Game of Thrones star Lena Headey reads the acclaimed memoir that inspired the film in which she stars. This special movie tie-in edition is now available from Encore for a great value! One day we're walking down the street, passing a newsstand, when I stop and pick up a magazine (maybe Life) with Thelonious Monk of the cover. I kiss it, and say, 'Hi Monk.' Dad, combusting with pride, picks me up, looks at me with those beautiful gray-green eyes, and says: 'From now on, you're not just my baby, you're my ace-one-boon-white-coon.' That, he would claim, was the day we forever connected, and became more to each other than everything. So begins Amy Albany's life with her father, the legendary though obscure jazz pianist Joe Albany. Joe played with the likes of Charles Mingus, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, and Dexter Gordon. In red-boothed, booze-drenched Hollywood nightspots, chances were you'd find Albany's daughter tucked behind the bar, curled on someone's fur coat, while her father played his set. Teddy bears were for other kids-Amy slept with a '78 of Louis Armstrong's 'Sugar Blues', and later with a photograph of the man himself inscribed 'To little Amy-Joe, always in love with you-Pops'. Written with gritty honesty, Low Down is Amy Albany's extended improvisation on growing up, wise beyond her years and hip to the unpredictable ways of Old Lady Life at all too early an age, Albany guides us through the dope and deviance of the late 1960s and early 1970s jazz scene in Hollywood's underbelly and beyond. What emerges is a raw and poignant portrait of a young girl trying to survive amongst the outcasts and misfits who guided her life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lena Headey

Length:

4h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:05

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:56


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:42


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:37


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:36


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:20


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:25


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:41


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:45


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:48


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:58


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:46


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:15


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:46


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:51


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:33