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The Jazz Ear free pdf An intimate exploration into the musical genius of fifteen living jazz legends, from the longtime "New York Times "jazz criticJazz is conducted almost wordlessly: John Coltrane rarely told his quartet what to do, and Miles Davis famously gave his group only the barest instructions before recording his masterpiece "Kind of Blue." Musicians are often loath to discuss their craft for fear of destroying its improvisational essence, rendering jazz among the most ephemeral and least transparent of the performing arts.In "The Jazz Ear," the acclaimed music critic Ben Ratliff sits down with jazz greats to discuss recordings by the musicians who most influenced them. In the process, he skillfully coaxes out a profound understanding of the men and women themselves, the context of their work, and how jazz--from horn blare to drum riff--is created conceptually. Expanding on his popular interviews for "The New York Times," Ratliff speaks with Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Branford Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Wayne Shorter, Joshua Redman, and others about the subtle variations in generation, training, and attitude that define their music.Playful and keenly insightful, "The Jazz Ear "is a revelatory exploration of a unique way of making and hearing music.

About Ben Ratliff

Ben Ratliff has been a jazz critic at "The New York Times "since 1996. The author of "Coltrane "and "The New York Times Essential Library: Jazz," he lives in Manhattan with his wife and two sons.

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Author : Ben Ratliff
Publisher : Times Books
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ISBN : 1429956208
EAN : 9781429956208
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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