Nexus Library

A Life in Jazz

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Nexus Library, Volume XIII, English, hardbound, illustrated colour edition.

Trash becomes treasure. Charlatans are celebrated as saviors. We find ourselves infecting most of the world with meaningless, vapid entertainment products and there is a general ‘lostness’ fogging the atmosphere. This is Wynton Marsalis’s disturbing diagnosis. What we clearly need, he fervently pleads, is a revolution in feeling, thought and vision – creative visions for a more harmonious planet. We can find them in jazz. By telling the tales of his father and great-aunt, and of jazz legends such as Armstrong, Blakey and Gillespie, Marsalis shows: musical education is also spiritual and moral education. Time to take that vision and education seriously. Time to understand jazz.

A Life in Jazz. An Education in Integrity is the thirteenth edition in the Nexus Library series. This hardbound and illustrated edition contains a version of his brilliant Nexus Lecture, further elaborated and edited to perfection by Marsalis. An inspiring story written in a musical style. The Dutch translation will appear in Nexus 95, but without the illustrations and the introduction by Rob Riemen. So order a copy of this book now or join us as a Nexus member.

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A Renaissance Man


Universe — universalism — universitas and the ideal of the renaissance personality, are all part of the DNA, the mission of the Nexus Institute. A mission that is, given the dark times in which we live again, more urgent and important than ever. One of the ways in which we try to fulfill our mission is by being this space where you can listen to and learn from a renaissance man like Wynton Marsalis.

A Life in Jazz

An Education in Integrity

We need a revolution in thought and feeling. The disrespect of the art of music may seem inconsequential, but beware, it is representative of a much larger problem. There is a general ‘lostness’ fogging the atmosphere. We all see it, feel it and we know it.