Describes how a journalist and guitarist was transformed into Bj"rn Troque, the nation's second greatest air guitarist, detailing the international air guitar subculture and his determined quest to becoming the ultimate air guitarist. Original.
Presents essays on the life and accomplishments of the filmmaker, discussing the impact of his early life of poverty on the the recurring themes of his films, the evolution and refinement of his movie-making techniques, and his final recognition as a comic genius.
SUPERANNO A celebration of salsa music chronicles the lives of more than forty salsa musical giants. Singers, musicians, and experts guide us around the spicy world of salsa in this educational, historic, entertaining, touching legacy from the musicians to their fans. Learn about the most important unifying element of the Hispanic culture—its music—in a departure from the more straight-laced, historical or musicological fare with more than 300 photographs.
The correspondent and anchor for CNN recounts events from his life and career, offering a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most devastating modern tragedies and their effect on his own life.
Traces the story of Impulse Records and the pivotal contributions of avant-garde jazz musician John Coltrane in the 1960s and 1970s, explaining how the label was shaped by thirty-eight of his politically charged recordings.
Recently revised for the latest wave of classical music fans, this popular introduction to the genre by NPR commentator Miles Hoffman teaches readers how to distinguish between good and bad performances, explains why opera was invented, and shares fascinating facts designed to heighten appreciation for the form. Original.
The iconic country-music singer and songwriter draws on the principles of ancient Chinese philosophy to share the lessons he has learned throughout his life and career, in a gentle and inspirational collection of insights that explores such topics as friendship, religion, and war. 200,000 first printing.
Two hundred archival photographs accompany a nostalgic look at the San Francisco jazz scene during the 1940s and 1950s, taking a fascinating tour of the city's Fillmore District in its heyday, including its restaurants, theaters, shops, and nightclubs, and the great musical legacy of such performers as Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and others. Original.
A resource on classical music provides coverage of composers, works, musical terminology, and performers, along with recommended recordings and access to an interactive Web site that allows readers to listen to sample works, techniques, and performers discussed in the reference.