Ben Ratliff





Ben Ratliff



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Coltrane: The Story of a Sound

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The Jazz Ear: Conversations...

3.92 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Every Song Ever: Twenty Way...

3.30 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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The New York Times Essentia...

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Really the Blues

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“I remember once I asked Wayne for the time," Miller told Mercer. "He started talking to me about the cosmos and how time is relative." Miller and [Wayne] Shorter were waiting somewhere -- an airport, a train station, a hotel. The band's keyboardist, Joe Zawinul, who took charge of such matters as what the road crew was supposed to do and when, set Miller straight. "You don't ask Wayne shit like that," he snapped. "It's 7:06 p.m." [p.1]”
Ben Ratliff, The Jazz Ear: Conversations Over Music

“We think of pieces of music from a distance as blocks of time, but can we hold more than a second or two in our minds? And are we—with all music, to some extent—waiting around for some pinpointed extraordinariness to happen? Not”
Ben Ratliff, Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty

“When talking about writing, I often use the analogy of archaeology. There are these great tunes all around. Your skill as a musician allows you to pick them out without breaking them.”
Ben Ratliff, The Jazz Ear: Conversations over Music

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