Bookshelf: Music While We Read

Prolific and multi-talented, David Byrne delves into music, creativity and the brain in his new tome, How Music Works, exploring the path from how music is made to how it is received. Read some of the best recent writing on music in Listen to This, a collection of Alex Ross’ essays and musings on albums, artists, and the history of music. Listen to your favorite jazz classics while thumbing through Taschen’s Jazz Covers, a gorgeous collection in two volumes of beautifully illustrated jazz album covers from 1940-1990.