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J B PRINCE
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Translated from the Spanish.
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Includes bibliographical references.
Summary
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Prince, one of the most iconic performers in music history. From a young age, Prince was obsessed with music. Even though he couldn't read it, his talent - whether on piano, drums, guitar or vocals - turned him into an icon. Combining funk, disco, soul and almost every other genre out there, his songs are some of the best-loved all around the world. Prince knew that he didn't have to be like anyone else to be a star - and there was no one quite like Prince. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the music legend's life.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780711254398
9780711254374 (hbk.)
0711254370 (hbk.)
0711254397
Dave Brubeck : a life in time / Philip Clark. Clark, Philip (Music journalist)
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B BRUBECK
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xvii, 445 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-414) and index.
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"The definitive, investigative biography of jazz legend Dave Brubeck ("Take Five")...In 2003, music journalist Philip Clark was granted unparalleled access to jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Over the course of ten days, he shadowed the Dave Brubeck Quartet during their extended British tour, recording an epic interview with the bandleader. Brubeck opened up as never before, disclosing his unique approach to jazz; the heady days of his "classic" quartet in the 1950s-60s; hanging out with Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, and Miles Davis; and the many controversies that had dogged his 66-year-long career. Alongside beloved figures like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, Brubeck's music has achieved name recognition beyond jazz. But finding a convincing fit for Brubeck's legacy, one that reconciles his mass popularity with his advanced musical technique, has proved largely elusive. In Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time, Clark provides us with a thoughtful, thorough, and long-overdue biography of an extraordinary man whose influence continues to inform and inspire musicians today. Structured around Clark's extended interview and intensive new research, this book tells one of the last untold stories of jazz, unearthing the secret history of "Take Five" and many hitherto unknown aspects of Brubeck's early career - and about his creative relationship with his star saxophonist Paul Desmond. Woven throughout are cameo appearances from a host of unlikely figures from Sting, Ray Manzarek of The Doors, and Keith Emerson, to John Cage, Leonard Bernstein, Harry Partch, and Edgard Varèse. Each chapter explores a different theme or aspect of Brubeck's life and music, illuminating the core of his artistry and genius. To quote President Obama, as he awarded the musician with a Kennedy Center Honor: "You can't understand America without understanding jazz, and you can't understand jazz without understanding Dave Brubeck.""-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780306921643 (hardcover)
0306921642 (hardcover)
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B FOLDS
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
ix, 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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File under "Music" -- A dream about lightning bugs -- Watch me eat this sandwich -- Erase and rewind -- A working-class tourist is something to be -- Hall pass -- Measure twice, cut once -- Big ears, thin walls -- A line and some clues -- 1979, the summer of love -- But for the grace of my music teachers -- Cheap lessons -- Plan A from outer space -- Dropped at exams in a cop car -- Drums in a lake -- Mt. Labor -- The existential chicken dance -- Of mace and men -- An accidental mentor -- Lederhosen to pink bow ties -- My semester overseas -- Creative visualization or useful delusion? -- Where oh where is my voice? -- Nashville: The best (preferred) way to fail -- Frozen on a suitcase -- BFF -- The first album (both of them) -- Welcome to the goddamn music business -- Hand me that piano -- Whatever -- I wanna be... -- Throwing stools (and other monkey business) -- Our turn to ride the bull -- Reinhold -- Stop the bus! -- Rockin' the suburbs -- Going it alone -- Rock this bitch! -- Follow the brown -- Vincibility -- Benny! What IS cool? -- Time to grow up... Wait. What? Again? -- Way to normal -- The fake album -- Music for the mating age -- After the flood -- The ever-popular VH1 Behind the Music artist-hits-bottom act -- Following interest.
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American singer-songwriter Ben Folds is celebrated for songs such as "Brick," "You Don't Know Me," "Rockin' the Suburbs," and "The Luckiest," and is the former frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five. But Folds will be the first to tell you he's an unconventional icon, more normcore than hardcore. Now Folds looks back at his life so far in a chronicle of his artistic coming of age. In the title chapter, "A Dream About Lightning Bugs," Folds recalls his earliest childhood dream -- and realizes how much it influenced his understanding of what it means to be an artist. In "Measure Twice, Cut Once" he learns to resist the urge to skip steps during the creative process. In "Hall Pass" he recounts his 1970s North Carolina working-class childhood, and in "Cheap Lessons" he returns to the painful life lessons he learned the hard way -- but that luckily didn't kill him. Folds digs deep into the life experiences that shaped him, imparting hard-earned wisdom about both art and life. Collectively, these stories embody the message Folds has been singing about for years: Smile like you've got nothing to prove, because it hurts to grow up, and life flies by in seconds.
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9781984817273 (hardcover)
1984817272 (hardcover)
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