23/10/2019 “Musical innovation happens from the bottom up and the outside in.” ‘Music: A Subversive History,’ by Ted Gioia
mjkaul23/10/2019 at 20:01
@ArnoldHoogerwerf I’m reading Gioia’s history of jazz at the moment, and it’s excellent. The passage you quoted would be right at home in the jazz book.
ArnoldHoogerwerf23/10/2019 at 20:07
@mjkaul great! It’s definitely a book I want to read soon. To be honest I didn’t know Ted Gioia, but this WP article made me very curious.
mjkaul23/10/2019 at 20:12
@ArnoldHoogerwerf Yeah, he’s a very interesting dude. Jazz pianist, business executive, and prolific writer. And the brother of the very good poet Dana Gioia.
artkavanagh23/10/2019 at 22:31
@mjkaul @ArnoldHoogerwerf There’s a lot of interesting reading on his website, including whole series of literary criticism, such as “Conceptual fiction”.
mjkaul24/10/2019 at 02:58
@artkavanagh Indeed. He’s truly prolific—and it’s high quality work! Insightful and not academic.
Cassinato24/10/2019 at 08:01
@ArnoldHoogerwerf He actually has a YouTube channel… with only 698 subscribers! He has about 9 or 10 vids, each about 10 mins talking about a particular musical topic. One is called ‘How Good is Kind of Blue’? If that doesn’t get your attention… I was gifted his History of Jazz when it came out in ‘97 and it’s a book I’m always browsing through. I’ll have to check out this new one. I think it may be jumping the queue of books to read!