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Book Title: Reaching Beyond: Improvisations on Jazz, Buddhism, and a Joyful Life|
The author of the book: Herbie Hancock
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.94 MB
Edition: Middleway Press
Date of issue: February 1st 2017
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Read full description of the books Reaching Beyond: Improvisations on Jazz, Buddhism, and a Joyful Life:In Reaching Beyond, Buddhist thinker and activist Daisaku Ikeda explores the origins, development,and international influence of jazz with legendary artists Herbie Hancockand Wayne Shorter.Reflecting on their lives and careers, Mr. Hancock and Mr. Shorter sharethe lessons they have learned from their musical mentors, including MilesDavis and Art Blakey, and how the Buddhist philosophy they've learnedfrom President Ikeda over the past forty years deeply resonates with theemancipatory spirit of jazz.These wide-ranging conversations include such thought-provoking topics as:• Music's mission for peace in a time of discord• The importance of the artist's spiritual growth• The Buddhist concept of changing poison into medicine• Ways to make the “ideal America” a reality for everyoneReaching Beyond offers positive new ideasfor musicians and nonmusicians alike.
Read information about the authorHerbie Hancock is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. As part of Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and funk music. In his jazz improvisation, he possesses a unique creative blend of jazz, blues, and modern classical music, with harmonic stylings much like the styles of of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.
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