Off the Books: A Jazz Life PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Off the Books: A Jazz Life free pdf 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. Leitch vividly relates trying to eke out a living in jazz clubs, nightclubs, and studios in Montreal, Toronto, and New York. 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. 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.

About Peter Leitch

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

Details Book

Author : Peter Leitch
Publisher : Vehicule Press
Data Published : 01 September 2013
ISBN : 1550653482
EAN : 9781550653489
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 188 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Off the Books: A Jazz Life



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Just Jazz Real Book free pdfJust Jazz Real Book

    (Fake Book). From classic jazz standards to bebop. cool. and modern jazz. the Just Jazz Real Book contains 250 jazz classics that are the core required repertoire for jazz musicians all over the world..


  • Just Jazz Real Book free pdfJust Jazz Real Book

    (Fake Book). From classic jazz standards to bebop. cool. and modern jazz. the Just Jazz Real Book contains 250 jazz classics that are the core required repertoire for jazz musicians all over the world..


  • Just Jazz Real Book free pdfJust Jazz Real Book

    (Fake Book). From classic jazz standards to bebop. cool. and modern jazz. the Just Jazz Real Book contains 250 jazz classics that are the core required repertoire for jazz musicians all over the world..


  • Ultimate Jazz Standards free pdfUltimate Jazz Standards

    (Jazz Play Along). For use with all Bb. Eb. C and bass clef instruments. the Jazz Play-Along Series is the ultiimate learning tool for all jazz musicians. With musician-friendly lead sheets. melody cues and other split-track choices on the included CD..


  • At the Jazz Band Ball free pdfAt the Jazz Band Ball

    Nat Hentoff. renowned jazz critic. civil liberties activist. and fearless contrarian - 'I'm a Jewish atheist civil-libertarian pro-lifer' - has lived through much of jazz's history and has known many of jazz's most important figures..


  • Off the Books: A Jazz Life free pdfOff the Books: A Jazz Life

    Ebooks Download Sites. 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