Drumming at the edge of magic: A journey into the spirit of percussion

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For nearly twenty-five years, millions have known Mickey Hart as as percussionist for the Grateful Dead, one of the world's best-loved and most enduring rock bands. Now Hart tells the compelling story of his journey into the spirit of percussion. Part autobiography and personal memoir, this book recounts the exciting discovery of the historical and spiritual heritage of Hart's instrument and a unique and impassioned quest to unlock the secrets of the drum, the instrument that has, since ancient times, transported humanity to the "edge of magic" and beyond.

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Mickey Hart, percussionist for the Grateful Dead, tells the compelling tale of his quest to unlock the power, myths, and legends of percussion. Complemented by more than 90 photographs and illustrations. It is a compelling, panoramic adventure into a vibrant living tradition of myth, power, and magic. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

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Mickey Hart's efforts to document ancient and increasingly rare rhythmic traditions include his production for Rykodisc of The World, a series of unique reocrdings of music from around the world. He also serves on the board of the Smithsonian Institution's Folkway Records.

Jay Stevens is the author of Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream.

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