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...
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
Sheila E. Anderson is an on-air personality and host of Weekend Jazz After Hours on Jazz 88.3 FM, WGBO, Newark (the most popular jazz radio station in the country). She has previously also produced and coordinated the TV program The Art of Jazz and the Jazz in the Garden series for the Newark Museum. She lives in New York City.