Monday, July 15, 2013

The Quotable Musician

The Quotable Musician: From Bach to Tupac
by Sheila E. Anderson [Music 780.008 And]

This is a humorous collection of quotes about music and on topics of several areas with music, on musical identity, on cynicism, rejection and failure to name a few. I would definitely say most of the quotes are from jazz artists, a few from modern pop artists, and very few from classical composers. I especially liked Mark Twain's comment: "Wagner's music is better than it sounds." And from Lou Donaldson, a sax player: "That record wasn't released, it escaped!" Very light-hearted and comic read, but still some bulk to it at around 200 pages-- great for any one who plays, listens to, or enjoys music and musicians. -- recommended by Jeremiah J. - Bennett Martin Public Library
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