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This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
More like 2.5 stars, somewhere between "ok" and "good." This is a wildly uneven book; when it's good it's very good, and when it's bad it's awful (to ...more
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong
Terrific biography of Armstrong; does a great job telling not only the story of his life but also the story of jazz and of 20th-century American popul ...more
Dec 27, 2012
Dec 08, 2012
Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington
I had high hopes for Duke based on Teachout's previous jazz biography, Pops (a life of Louis Armstrong). Pops was one of the best books I've read in r ...more
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
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