Music & Musicals, Jazz & Easy Listening, Classic Jazz - Inventive jazz trumpeter Art Farmer performs and reflects on his life and music career in this volume of the popular Jazz Masters series. Known for his lyrical, be-bop style, Farmer was a staple in the Los Angeles jazz arena during the late 1940s. He toured Europe with vibraphonist Lionel Hampton in 1953, hit New York City's jazz scene for a few years, then moved to Austria where he continued to play and record until his death in 1999.
Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes.
The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue.