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  • mjkaul

    23/10/2019 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.

  • ArnoldHoogerwerf

    23/10/2019 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.

  • mjkaul

    23/10/2019 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.

  • artkavanagh

    23/10/2019 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”.

  • mjkaul

    24/10/2019 at 02:58

    @artkavanagh Indeed. He’s tru­ly prolific—and it’s high qual­i­ty work! Insight­ful and not academic.

  • Cassinato

    24/10/2019 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!

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