Reading How Music Works is like the literary equivalent of an iPod on shuffle. It really offers fresh and unexpected stimulation at every turn. Byrne's insightful discourses on music, from very different parts and aspects of the musical spectrum, create fascinating perspectives. It is not just a deeply thoughtful and richly populated survey of music. It's a meditation on hearing itself.
I love jazz because transports me to another reality.
I was first exposed to jazz a concert on the lake many years ago.
I met many musicians at various international jazz festivals.
The best show I ever attended was Jazzascona in Suisse.
The first jazz record I bought was Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
My advice to new listeners is listen to music with an open mind.
Listen, think and share jazz everywhere.