INNERVIEWS: MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS BOOK RELEASED TODAY
Features 24 NEW AND EXCLUSIVE, in-depth interviews, including Bjork, Chuck D, Ani DiFranco, Bela Fleck, Leo Kottke, and John McLaughlin
October 19, 2010 (New York, N.Y.)-Innerviews: Music Without Borders, the acclaimed new book by music journalist Anil Prasad, is now available at retailers nationwide, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and directly through AbstractLogix.com. The book features 24 pop, jazz and rock legends telling stories they’ve never told before about their music and careers. Artists include Jon Anderson, Bjork, Bill Bruford, Martin Carthy, Stanley Clarke, Chuck D, Ani DiFranco, Bela Fleck, Michael Hedges, Jonas Hellborg, Zakir Hussain, Leo Kottke, Bill Laswell, John McLaughlin, Noa, David Sylvian, Tangerine Dream, David Torn, Ralph Towner, McCoy Tyner, Eberhard Weber, Chris Whitley, Victor Wooten, and Joe Zawinul.
The book is receiving extensive media coverage, including NPR, JazzTimes, JazzWise, Classic Rock, Guitar Player, Bass Player, No Depression, and Big Takeover. Throughout the week of October 18, NPR’s Echoes program is featuring a documentary on the book, running on 130 stations nationwide.
“One of the great things about what Prasad does is that he’s interested in all different types of music, so that jazz musicians mix it up with rock, folk, world, composition-oriented and other unclassifiable un-genres.” — NPR Music
“Prasad probes deeply into what makes each artist tick, extracting detailed and nuanced information about the trajectory of their work, their creative process, how they view themselves within the larger aesthetic world, and how they feel about what they do. This comprehensive approach yields fascinating insights that even the artists themselves sometimes find surprising. Essential reading for thinking fans.” — Guitar Player
“A colorful treasure trove of personal conversations with 24 great musicians of our time, across multiple genres. Jazz, rock, hip-hop, world, and electronica enthusiasts will all find interesting and inspiring insights here.” — St. Louis Music Press
“Prasad has created rich, passionate portraits of artists who reflect on their music and the state of today’s music industry.”– Fingerpicking
“Innerviews is a remarkable read, full of illuminating facts and insights from some of the music world’s most compelling characters. Recommended to serious music fans.” — The Weekender
“Anyone interested in the art and mind of musical genius will find fascinating revelations here. Faced with an interviewer who delves beneath the surface, the musicians respond with a candor seldom found on the pages of typical music magazines.” — Jazz Police
“Prasad has crafted a book to be proud of, and one jazz readers will immediately find a home for in their libraries. Highly recommended. It reveals what artists really care about, feel, and openly wish to share with fans.” — JazzReview
“That artists are able to look at their craft in retrospect gives the book a timeless quality. There are no superficial questions here. The book is a joy to read because Prasad had clearly done his homework.” – Another Rainy Saturday
Prasad established Innerviews, the Internet’s first and longest-running music magazine, in 1994. The Innerviews website offers more than 185 of his uncompromising interviews that feature artists speaking at length about topics that matter to them. Prasad is celebrated for his special ability to get his subjects to confide and reflect in ways they rarely do with other interviewers.