Books tagged: Individual Composer & Musician

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Nowhere with You

By Josh O'Kane

A celebration of a beloved Canadian icon, featuring dozens of original interviews and exclusive photos

Joel Plaskett has earned an awful lot of honourifics in his career so far, counting folk hero, indie darling, and national treasure among them. And that’s just since the Halifax ... Read more

Paul Bley

By Arrigo Cappelletti
Translated by Gregory Burk
Introduction by Franco Fayenz

Arrigo Cappelletti retraces the life one of the most complex and mysterious personalities in the history of jazz. Paul Bley, born in Montreal in 1932, is one of the most important exponents of jazz of the last 50 years. He occupies, among the pantheon of jazz giants, an eccentric ... Read more


By Neil Peart

For thirty years, drummer, author, and songwriter Neil Peart had wanted to write a book about ?the biggest journey of all in my restless existence: the life of a touring musician. Finally, the right time, and the right tour . . .

In the summer of 2004, after three decades, twenty ... Read more

Sticking It Out

By Patti Niemi

A vivid look inside the elite and cutthroat classical music world

When Patti Niemi was 10 years old, all the children in her school music class lined up to choose their instruments. Boy after boy chose drums, and girl after girl chose flute — that is, until it was Patti’s ... Read more

Ted Templeman

By Templeman Ted
With Greg Renoff


Crafting smash hits with Van Halen, The Doobie Brothers, Nicolette Larson, and Van Morrison, legendary music producer Ted Templeman changed the course of rock history

This autobiography (as told to Greg Renoff) recounts Templeman’s remarkable life from child jazz phenom in ... Read more

The Never-Ending Present

By Michael Barclay


The #1 National Bestseller

Shortlisted for the 2019 Speaker’s Book Award

Nominated for the 2019 Heritage Toronto Book Award

“Barclay combines his admiration of the band with his knowledge of the music industry to make a clever, touching, and very informative book that may ... Read more

The Secret Life of Glenn Gould

By Michael Clarkson

Through the memories of his women and confidantes, this biography provides a fresh portrait of virtuoso pianist Glenn Gould, detailing his many motivations, dreams, quirks, and fears. Filled with personal stories from the people who were intimately involved with the man, this ... Read more

Tori Amos

By Jake Brown

Part intimate profile, part detailed discography, this music compilation explores the life and work of Tori Amos, one of the most prolific alternative rock artists of the past few decades. Known for her piano-driven music and emotional, intense lyrics that delve into such topics ... Read more