Wonder what joys and terrors lie inside the mind of a musician? Jump right in with Sue Terry and experience the bizarre ruminations of a professional sax player. Dirty dog club owners, screw-loose bureaucrats and other arrogant cats are all on parade as you ride shotgun on her gigs and watch what goes on behind the scenes in show biz. Sweet Sue elegantly dishes the dirt and harmonizes her way through it all, with her trademark jazzy flair. Whether you're a player or a toe-tapper, you'll groove on these insights from the "Superwoman of Jazz."
"You bring to the world your dedication and knowledge to share with all those willing to explore...attached to that is your love of life and its mysteries, whose energy surrounds you like a zillion watt bulb." --musician/producer David CasT
"Overwhelmingly hip!"--composer/bassist Derwyn Holder
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About the Author
Her discography contains over forty recordings, including five as leader and three as co-leader. In the press, she's been hailed as "simply extraordinary" (Die Wahrheit, Berlin Germany); a "Superwoman of Jazz" (Hartford Courant); "especially compelling" (National Public Radio) and a "forward voice in modern music" (Saxophone Journal). "If Kerouac were alive he'd write about her," says poet Michael J. Wetmore.
Her writing career paralleled her music career, as she started out ghostwriting for her father's job when she was a teenager. She has authored four music instruction books and is a regular contributor to music trade publications.
When Sweet Sue is not practicing music or writing, she's practicing martial arts, in which she is a 6-time USKSF tournament gold medalist in taijiquan.
More about "Sweet" Sue Terry can be found in the books Reed All About It by Bob Bernotas, and Madame Jazz by Leslie Gourse, where her photo is on the book jacket. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and four little ones (each of whom has four legs).
Her website is http://sueterry.net, where you can find music, video, articles, reviews, photos, a guestbook and much more. Another website she created, www.saxophonecircle.org, brings the saxophone community together with information and insider tips.
Sue Terry is a Yamaha Artist.