To a Young Jazz Musician

To a Young Jazz Musician
229,- 229,-
Format E-Bok
Kopisperre Teknisk DRM
Filformat ePUB
Utgivelsesår 2009
Forlag Random House Publishing Group
Språk Engelsk
ISBN 9780307498311
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Om To a Young Jazz Musician

In To a Young Jazz Musician, the renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prizewinning composer Wynton Marsalis gives us an invaluable guide to making good musicand to leading a good life.Writing from the road between the bus ride, the sound check, and the gig, Marsalis passes on wisdom gained from experience, addressed to a young musician coming upand to any of us at any stage of life. He writes that having humility is a way to continue to grow, to listen, and to learn; that patience is necessary for developing both technical proficiency and your own art rather than an imitation of someone elses; and that rules are indispensable because freedom lives in structure. He offers lessons learned from his years as a performer and from his great forebears Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and others; he explores the art of swing; he discusses why it is important to run toward your issues, not away; and he talks about what to do when your integrity runs up against the lack thereof in others and in our culture. He poetically expresses our need for healers: All of it tracks back to how you heal your culture, one patient at a time, beginning with yourself.This is a unique book, in which a great artist offers his personal thoughts, both on jazz and on how to live a better, more original, productive, and meaningful life. To a Young Jazz Musician is sure to be treasured by readers young and old, musicians, lovers of music, and anyone interested in being mentored by one of Americas most influential, generous, and talented artists.


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