by Kelly Park (Author), Holger R Heine (Editor), Mads Tolling (Foreword)
A View from the Piano Bench offers reflections, criticisms, and general rumination about contemporary music, lyrics, and jazz by Kelly Park, musician, artist, producer.
One gem I think would make a great gift for anyone who has an interest in music is Kelly Park’s “A View From the Piano Bench: A Case for Intellectual Music.” Park is a jazz musician (piano and drums) and teacher, but don’t think this is a book for only jazz aficionados. And although Park lists the genre as philosophy of music, don’t think that you have to be educated in either music or philosophy to follow. He’s a good teacher and a good writer.
This is a short book, only 74 pages, but the author manages to pack a lot into it. His writing is entertaining, his ideas clear. He’s not trying to convince you of anything. He’s trying to explain how his mind works and, because of the way it works, how he experiences and understands music.
The bonus is that a lot of what he tells you about music translates to life in general.
Caroline McCullough, book reviewer for the Mensa Bulletin, national magazine for American Mensa
- Publisher : Topos Books (November 21, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 78 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1943354014
- ISBN-13 : 978-1943354016
- Item Weight : 04 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.18 x 8 inches