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Moving to Higher Ground free pdf In this beautiful book, Pulitzer Prize--winning musician and composer Wynton Marsalis draws upon lessons he's learned from a lifetime in jazz-lessons that can help us all move to higher ground. With wit and candor he demystifies the music that is the birthright of every American and demonstrates how a real understanding of the central idea of jazz-the unique balance between self-expression and sacrifice for the common good exemplified on the bandstand-can enrich every aspect of our lives, from the bedroom to the boardroom, from the schoolroom to City Hall. Along the way, Marsalis helps us understand the life-changing message of the blues, reveals secrets about playing-and listening-and passes on wisdom he has gleaned from working with three generations of great musicians. Illuminating and inspiring, Moving to Higher Ground is a master class on jazz and life, conducted by a brilliant American artist.

About Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis, the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, musician, educator, and composer, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and received his first trumpet from renowned musician Al Hirt at the age of six. Marsalis has won nine Grammy Awards, in both jazz and classical categories, and is the only artist to have won Grammy Awards in five consecutive years, from 1983 to 1987. In 1997, Marsalis s oratorio on slavery and freedom, "Blood on the Fields," became the first and, to date, only jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize in music. Geoffrey C. Ward, a historian, screenwriter, and former editor of "American Heritage," is the bestselling author of many books, including "The War: An Intimate History," "1941-1945," "Jazz: A History of America s Music," and "A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, " which won a National Critics Circle Award. "From the Hardcover edition.""

Details Book

Author : Wynton Marsalis
Publisher : Random House Trade
Data Published : 15 November 2009
ISBN : 0812969081
EAN : 9780812969085
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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