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The Future Of Jazz by Will Friedwald
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Oct 18, 2011

it was ok
Read from October 05 to 17, 2011

Gathering ten critics to respond to each others' ideas through email on topics which really have no single answer sounds like a recipe for tedium... and at times it was. This book is essentially a conversation between well-versed jazz enthusiasts. At times, I just wasn't familiar with the pieces and players they were referring too and the reference was lost on me. I did enjoy the back and forth between critics, generally someone would make an interesting point. In the end I felt this was like listening in on a conversation, a conversation which would be much more enjoyable if I could participate over beers after a great show.

To apply my buy it, get it used, rent it scale, I would rent it from the local library.

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10/17/2011 page 58
24.0% "Gathering 10 critics to respond to each others' opinions on variety of topics that really don't have a single answer, sounds like a recipe for tedium, at times yes, but I'm still reading..."

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