Moving to Higher Ground

Moving to Higher Ground

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How Jazz Can Change Your Life

In this beautiful book, Pulitzer Prize-winning musician and composer Wynton Marsalis draws upon lessons he’s learned from a lifetime in jazz — lessons that can help us all move to higher ground. With wit and candor he demystifies the music that is the birthright of every American and demonstrates how a real understanding of the central idea of jazz — the unique balance between self-expression and sacrifice for the common good exemplified on the bandstand — can enrich every aspect of our lives, from the bedroom to the boardroom, from the schoolroom to City Hall.

Along the way, Marsalis helps us understand the life-changing message of the blues, reveals secrets about playing — and listening — and passes on wisdom he has gleaned from working with three generations of great musicians. Illuminating and inspiring, Moving to Higher Ground is a master class on jazz and life, conducted by a brilliant American artist.