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The Little Red Book of Musician's Wisdom (Little Red Books)

Sheila E. Anderson

Hardcover

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Description

Celebrating both the famous and the obscure from every genre of music—including classical, rock, Latin, country, blues, and hip-hop, The Little Red Book of Musician’s Wisdom offers a touching anecdote or pithy line for every musical occasion. Musicians, critics, DJs, and industry onlookers provide illuminating commentary on a wealth of topics:

• Singing, rehearsing, and performing
• Success, fame, and fortune
• Failure and rejection
• Music critics and industry bigwigs
• Love, passion, and sex
• Aging and death
• Humor and wit
• Religion and spirituality

Individual sections pay particular homage to the words of Ron Carter, T. S. Monk, The Beatles, and Benny Golson. Musicians, music lovers, and those who love hearing from the talented and famous will savor this collection of provocative, mischievous, and profound words from musical personalities of the past and present.

“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.”—Pablo Casals

“No two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music, or it isn’t music.”—Billie Holiday

“Most of the times, once you’re out of the limelight is when you want to be in it.”—Tina Turner

“The sign of a mature musician is knowing what not to play.”—Dizzy Gillespie

Skyhorse, 9781616088552, 224pp.

Publication Date: November 6, 2012



About the Author

Sheila E. Anderson is an on-air personality on WBGO, Newark, 88.3 FM—the most popular jazz station in the country—and hosts Weekend Jazz After Hours, Salon Sessions, and the Sunday Night Music Mix. She currently curates the Jazz in the Garden series for the Newark Museum and the Central Jersey Jazz Festival. Anderson graduated from Baruch College with a bachelor of arts degree in English. She lectures on jazz history and is a Columbia University Community Scholar. She lives in New York City.