The following is a list of several books that have had a significant impact on my artistic, spiritual, and creative development, in no order whatsoever. I hope that you’ll find some inspiration if you check out these books!
Poetics of Music – Igor Stravinsky
Free Play – Stephen Nachmanovich
Effortless Mastery – Kenny Werner
How to Improvise – Hal Crook
Zen Mind, Beginners Mind – Shunryu Suzuki
Zen and the Art of Archery – Eugene Herrigel
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Persig
Improvisation – Derek Bailey
Tibetan Book of Living and Dying – Sogyal Rinpoche
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
Creativity – Osho
Tao Te Cheng – Lao Tzu
The Tao of Pooh – Benjamin Hoff
The Art of Happiness – The Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler
A Chromatic Approach to Harmony and Melody – David Liebman
Castles Made of Sound (Gil Evans biography) – Larry Hicock
Footprints (Wayne Shorter biography) – Michelle Mercer
The Medici Effect – Frans Johanssen
BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY!
I LOVE that you added The Medici Effect. Whoo hooo hoooooooo! Where’s those books on white privilege I hipped you to and The Autobio of Malcolm X? Tee hee.
JUST KIDDING–I love you