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Playing from the Heart: Great Musicians Talk About Their Craft is available at Amazon.com

Playing from the Heart: Great Musicians Talk About Their Craft

by Bob Doerschuk (Editor), Robert L. Doerschuk (Editor), Michael Molenda

Fascinating interviews with 43 influential guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, and drummers discussing the influences and inspirations behind their music.
Published by Backbeat Books June 2002,  ISBN 0879307048 [Book]
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I have always enjoyed hearing what musicians have to say about the music they create. Playing From The Heart is a collection of interviews from Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard, and Drums and Drumming Magazines with musicians who have helped shape the music we hear today, including Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, B.B. King & John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana, David Bowie & Reeves Gabrels, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Johnson, Eddie Van Halen, Vernon Reid, Brian Setzer, The Edge, Tom Morello, Chick Corea, Keith Emerson, Ray Manzarek, Bill Evens, Wendy Carlos, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Billy Joel, Tori Amos, Trent Reznor, Ray Brown, Joe Osborn, Bill Wyman, Jack Bruce, Phil Lesh, Bootsy Collins, Anthony Jackson, Sting, Marchus Miller, Mike Gordon, Ginger Backer, Max Roach, Phil Collins & Chester Thompson, Steve Smith, Max Weinberg, Alex Van Halen, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Lars Ulrich.

Now that is one impressive musical lineup!  What I find refreshing is that most of these accomplished players view themselves as students and are constantly looking for new ways to explore music and creativity.

Enjoy!

Book reviewed by Greg Dixon
Sunday, October 13, 2002

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