[Ebook] ➤ Moving to Higher Ground Author Wynton Marsalis – Ladybooks.us

Moving to Higher Ground In This Book I Hope To Reach A New Audience With The Positive Message Of America S Greatest Music, To Show How Great Musicians Demonstrate On The Bandstand A Mutual Respect And Trust That Can Alter Your Outlook On The World And Enrich Every Aspect Of Your Life From Individual Creativity And Personal Relationships To Conducting Business And Understanding What It Means To Be American In The Most Modern Sense Wynton MarsalisIn This Beautiful Book, The Pulitzer Prize Winning Musician And Composer Wynton Marsalis Explores Jazz And How An Understanding Of It Can Lead To Deeper, Original Ways Of Being, Living, And Relating For Individuals, Communities, And Nations Marsalis Shows Us How To Listen To Jazz, And Through Stories About His Life And The Lessons He Has Learned From Other Music Greats, He Reveals How The Central Ideas In Jazz Can Influence The Way People Think And Even How They Behave With Others, Changing Self, Family, And Community For The Better At The Heart Of Jazz Is The Expression Of Personality And Individuality, Coupled With An Ability To Listen To And Improvise With Others Jazz As An Art And As A Way To Move People And Nations To Higher Ground Is At The Core Of This Unique, Illuminating, And Inspiring Book, A Master Class On Jazz And Life By A Brilliant American Artist Advance Praise For Moving To Higher Ground An Absolute Joy To Read Intimate, Knowledgeable, Supremely Worthy Of Its Subject In Addition To Demolishing Mediocre, Uniformed Critics, Moving To Higher Ground Is A Meaningful Contribution To Music Scholarship Toni Morrison I Think It Should Be In Every Bookstore, Music Store, And School In The Country Tony Bennett Jazz, For Wynton Marsalis, Is Nothing Less Than A Search For Wisdom He Thinks As Forcefully, And As Elegantly, As He Swings When He Reflects On Improvisation, His Subject Is Freedom When He Reflects On Harmony, His Subject Is Diversity And Conflict And Peace When He Reflects On The Blues, His Subject Is Sorrow And The Mastery Of It How To Be Happy Without Being Blind There Is Philosophy In Marsalis S Trumpet, And In This Book Here Is The Lucid And Probing Voice Of An Uncommonly Soulful Man Leon Wieseltier, Literary Editor, The New Republic Wynton Marsalis Is Absolutely The Person Who Should Write This Book Here He Is, As Young As Morning, As Fresh As Dew, And Already Called One Of The Jazz Greats He Is Not Only A Seer And An Exemplary Musician, But A Poet As Well He Informs Us That Jazz Was Created, Among Other Things, To Expose The Hypocrisy And Absurdity Of Racism And Other Ignorances In Our Country Poetry Was Given To Human Beings For The Same Reason This Book Could Be Called How Love Can Change Your Life, For There Could Be No Jazz Without Love By Love, Of Course, I Do Not Mean Mush, Or Sentimentality Love Can Only Exist With Courage, And This Book Could Not Be Written Without Wynton Marsalis S Courage He Has The Courage To Make Powerful Music And To Love The Music So, That He Willingly Shares Its Riches With The Entire Human Family We Are Indebted To Him Maya Angelou

[Ebook] ➤ Moving to Higher Ground  Author Wynton Marsalis – Ladybooks.us
  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Moving to Higher Ground
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • English
  • 25 November 2017
  • 1400060788

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  1. says:

    This was perhaps one of the most inspiring and captivating pieces of non fiction I have ever read This book is about what Jazz is and how the influence and understanding of Jazz truly the best thing that Americans have created can affect every aspect of your life Even if you re not a musician, this book is extremely approachable and will help you become familiar with one of the best and most innovative forms of American art Though it is not completely auto biographical, the reader gets to This was perhaps one of the most inspiring and captivating pieces of non fiction I have ever read This book is about what Jazz is and how the influence and understanding of Jazz truly the best...


  2. says:

    This book had been on my to read bookshelf much too long I wish I had read it sooner Recently, I have found myself drawn to listening jazz and blues muchthan regularly After reading it, I understand why I am looking for music for meat on its bones, and the place to find that is definitely in jazz and blues Why Because as Marsalis eloquently states, the starting point for playing jazz is the complete mastery of one s instrument This has to be combined with the ability to communicat This book had been on my to read bookshelf much too long I wish I had read it sooner Recently, I have found myself drawn to listening jazz and blues muchthan regularly After reading it, I understand why I am looking for music for meat on its bones, and the place to find that is definitely in jazz and blues Why Because as Marsalis eloquently states, the starting point for playing jazz is the complete mastery of one s instrument This has to be combined with the ability to communicate and share the spotlight musically with other musicians, and to stay true to one s own groove, even when the crowd or other mus...


  3. says:

    I didn t warm to this book right away Through a couple of chapters I was thinking that a reader would need some significant musical training to follow and I mistakenly thought that Wynton Marsalis was trying to teach non jazz fans about jazz Well, he may have been to some extent, but the success of this book isn t that His treatment of the blues as a music that backs up, supports, or is the foundation for good jazz was illuminating But for me, the successes of this book were the bigger less I didn t warm to this book right away Through a couple of chapters I was thinking that a reader would need some significant musical training to follow and I mistakenly thought that Wynton Marsalis was trying to teach non jazz fans about jazz Well, he may have been to some extent, but the success of this book isn t that His treatment of the blues as a music that backs up, supports, or is the foundation for good jazz was illuminating But for me, the successes of this book were the bigger lessons that Marsalis provides about life In a number of places he is candid about how he wasn t always a great trumpet player how he didn...


  4. says:

    My dad lent me this book because of our long standing mutual interest in jazz and his hero worship of Marsalis I wasn t quite sure what to expect when I picked it up, and was a bit concerned that I was getting into another new age feel good pointlessness However, Marsalis lived up to his reputation and delivered a fun book that touched on the history of some of jazz s main players...


  5. says:

    This is the first of many books I will read, written by Wynton Marsalis As he has finally shed his reputation as a young arrogant musician not so young any , he is coming into his own as a master not just musically, but phi...


  6. says:

    I m baby crawling my way into the Jazz world and I should say that this book left me with lots of beautiful metaphors on the power of music as a tool for giving meaning to one s life, as well as the importance of expressing yourself and connecting with others through the music Beautiful book


  7. says:

    Libro molto interessante per chi ama o si avvicina a questo genere Lo trovato solo un po lento Molto bella la parte con la descrizione degli artisti.


  8. says:

    Saya bukan penggemar jazz Hanya sesekali telinga saya menikmati alunan acak dari musisi jazz Tetapi bahwa buku ini hadir begitu menghibur dan informatif sekaligus reflektif adalah ranah yang berbeda Jazz ternyata memiliki seejarah panjang dan bagaimana musik itu memiliki pengaruh bagi pemain dan pendengar Jazz mengajarkan bagaimana kita membuat harmonisasi di tengah kemerdekaan setiap pemain solois yang kerap acak dan sangat ekspresif dalam menumpahkan aneka peraasaan dalam dirinya Dan bagi Saya bukan penggemar jazz Hanya sesekali telinga saya menikmati alunan acak...


  9. says:

    I read this book in 2017, and now I think I really knew what is jazz music and swings.


  10. says:

    An interesting partial autobiography of Wynton Marsalis, seeing how he grew up with various jazz and blues experiences His views on jazz, how it was created, and how it has progressed in our culture to popularity are very interesting and insightful He gives a wonderful overview of jazz greats in one chapter, summarizing their work and what they brought to the genre, and recommending albums from each artist Most of all, Wynton portrays jazz as the ideal representation of American freedom and d An interesting partial autobiography of Wynton Marsalis, seeing how he grew up with various jazz and blues experiences His views on jazz, how it was created, and...

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