Making Music: A Galaxy of Canadian Musical Artists

by Alex Barris

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | November 8, 2001 | Hardcover

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Alex and Ted Barris have been covering the Canadian arts scene as journalists and broadcasters for several decades. In that time, they’ve interviewed some of the biggest stars on the Canadian music scene, not to mention sitting in on jam sessions, going backstage at concerts and traveling on the tour bus -- all in pursuit of bringing their audience a little closer to the artist. That pursuit has now culminated in one of the great Canadian gift books of the season: Making Music.

Making Music offers more than 125 profiles of top contemporary Canadian music makers in every genre of music, from classical to jazz, opera to big band, folk to rock, and country to punk. These are much more than biographies: each profile reflects the Barris’s insider status in the Canadian musical community, with fascinating commentary, anecdotes and insights into the achievements, struggles and personality of each artist. The profiles include:

• Susan Aglukark • Long John Baldry • Wilf Carter • Robert Charlebois • Trump Davidson • Downchild Blues Band • The Happy Gang • Ofra Harnoy • Diana Krall • Gordon Lightfoot • Oscar Peterson • Neil Young

Beautifully designed and packed with photos of the artists, Making Music is a book that’s fun to browse through, and terrifically entertaining to read cover to cover

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 498 pages, 9.37 × 8.27 × 1.55 in

Published: November 8, 2001

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0002000563

ISBN - 13: 9780002000567

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Making Music: A Galaxy of Canadian Musical Artists

by Alex Barris

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 498 pages, 9.37 × 8.27 × 1.55 in

Published: November 8, 2001

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0002000563

ISBN - 13: 9780002000567

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Alex and Ted Barris have been covering the Canadian arts scene as journalists and broadcasters for several decades. In that time, they’ve interviewed some of the biggest stars on the Canadian music scene, not to mention sitting in on jam sessions, going backstage at concerts and traveling on the tour bus -- all in pursuit of bringing their audience a little closer to the artist. That pursuit has now culminated in one of the great Canadian gift books of the season: Making Music.

Making Music offers more than 125 profiles of top contemporary Canadian music makers in every genre of music, from classical to jazz, opera to big band, folk to rock, and country to punk. These are much more than biographies: each profile reflects the Barris’s insider status in the Canadian musical community, with fascinating commentary, anecdotes and insights into the achievements, struggles and personality of each artist. The profiles include:

• Susan Aglukark • Long John Baldry • Wilf Carter • Robert Charlebois • Trump Davidson • Downchild Blues Band • The Happy Gang • Ofra Harnoy • Diana Krall • Gordon Lightfoot • Oscar Peterson • Neil Young

Beautifully designed and packed with photos of the artists, Making Music is a book that’s fun to browse through, and terrifically entertaining to read cover to cover

About the Author

Ted Barris is an author, journalist and broadcaster. He is a full-time professor of journalism at Centennial College in Toronto. He has written more than fifteen non-fiction books including Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9-12, 1917; Juno: Canadians at D-Day June 6, 1944; and The Great Escape: A Canadian Story.
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