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  • mjkaul

    23/10/2019at22:01

    @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

    23/10/2019at22:07

    @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

    23/10/2019at22:12

    @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

    24/10/2019at00:31

    @mjkaul @ArnoldHoogerwerf There’s a lot of interesting reading on his website, including whole series of literary criticism, such as “Conceptual fiction”.

  • mjkaul

    24/10/2019at04:58

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

  • Cassinato

    24/10/2019at10:01

    @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!

  • artkavanagh

    24/10/2019at11:43

    @Cassinato @mjkaul @ArnoldHoogerwerf I didn’t know about his YouTube channel; I’ll take a look. He’s one of my favourite writers about jazz, though I haven’t read his History. Another favourite is John Kelman on All About Jazz.

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