Ben Sidran: A Life in the Music

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Taylor Trade Pub., Jan 1, 2003 - Music - 334 pages
"Ben Sidran: A Life in The Music is much more than a musician's memoir; it's a picaresque story about a personal quest, the search for meaning at the beginning of a new millennium. Sidran delves into the complex relationships between African-Americans and Jews, fathers and sons, history and hope, money and technology, ecstasy and transformation. His prose deftly expresses his life-long affair with music in all its functions: as prayer, as community, as legacy, and as nothing but a party. It is a Pilgrim's Progress for another generation."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Sidran, jazz pianist-vocalist, record producer, radio and television commentator and interviewer, and author, chronicles his 30-plus years in the music industry, and what a wonderful ride it is ... Read full review


Chapter Two 19611967
Chapter Three 19671970
Chapter Four 19701976

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About the author (2003)

Ben Sidran, author of Talking Jazz: An Oral History and Black Talk, lives in Madison, Wisconsin. His latest album Old Songs for the New Depression debued on July 2, 2002.

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