Off the Books: A Jazz Life

[Peter Leitch] ☆ Off the Books: A Jazz Life ↠ Read Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Off the Books: A Jazz Life Required reading for parents about to shell out $Required reading for parents about to shell out $40K/yr. for tuition at Berklee Jan R. Klincewicz Peter is a very articulate writer who captures the zeitgeist of multiple decades working in Montreal, Toronto, New York and other cities on the road. The starkly frank way he deals with depression, drug addiction, and the ever-present feeling that you are maybe not quite good enough is enough to give anyone pause if they are considering a career a

Off the Books: A Jazz Life

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Rating : 4.53 (976 Votes)
Asin : 1550653482
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 188 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-04-21
Language : English

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. He lives in New York City. Peter Leitch is a guitarist and composer

Required reading for parents about to shell out $Required reading for parents about to shell out $40K/yr. for tuition at Berklee Jan R. Klincewicz Peter is a very articulate writer who captures the zeitgeist of multiple decades working in Montreal, Toronto, New York and other cities "on the road." The starkly frank way he deals with depression, drug addiction, and the ever-present feeling that you are maybe "not quite good enough" is enough to give anyone pause if they are considering a career as a "jazz artist."His humility and keen ability to capture the essence of his surroundings make for a very "human" read. This is not a boast about a rise to super-stardom, but a tale of constant effort to survive to "get by."This is not a "feel go. 0K/yr. for tuition at Berklee Peter is a very articulate writer who captures the zeitgeist of multiple decades working in Montreal, Toronto, New York and other cities "on the road." The starkly frank way he deals with depression, drug addiction, and the ever-present feeling that you are maybe "not quite good enough" is enough to give anyone pause if they are considering a career as a "jazz artist."His humility and keen ability to capture the essence of his surroundings make for a very "human" read. This is not a boast about a rise to super-stardom, but a tale of constant effort to survive to "get by."This is not a "feel go. "Off the Books: A Jazz Life" according to Dom Minasi. Being a jazz musician myself and knowing of Peter, it was a great insight to the life of a jazz musician. This book should be a mandatory read for all jazz majors in school.. Jo Collins said Not Phoned In!. A very honest look at the jazz world from an artist who has worked in that arena. Telling his personal story, Peter gives, not for only the die-hard jazz fans but for the general public, a look into what it takes to be a jazz musician on the international circuit. This is a very good read and shows what a good writer he is as well as as a compelling jazz guitarist.

Leitch vividly relates trying to eke out a living in jazz clubs, nightclubs, and studios in Montreal, Toronto, and New York. Many jazz lives have unfolded as marginal existences, as jazz guitarist Peter Leitch attests in this honest memoir of a life lived in search of excellence in music and art, but also a life lived battling depression, alienation, and narcotics addiction. Peter Leitch has played with many musicians in his long career including Oscar Peterson, Jaki Byard, Renee Rosnes, Jeri Brown, and Sadik Hakim. He lived and played in Montreal during his early years, Toronto in the 1970s, and in New York since 1982, which comprises the largest section of the book, chronicling the inner workings of the jazz business.. He tells of growing up as an Anglophone in Montreal’s working-class and predominantly French-speaking East End refinery district, discovering jazz on CBC radio and learning to play it—outside of the academy

Praise for Peter Leitch:"His warm, singing lineshave both a melodic grace and a rhythmic strength." -John S. Wilson, New York Times"Pumping out a steady flow of top-flight jazz albumshis works has been remarkably unpredictable and always fresh. -The Penguin Guide to Jazz

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