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The Jazz Ear by Ben Ratliff
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May 24, 09

bookshelves: music
Read in May, 2009

These interviews to music feel a little less artificial than the average newspaper puff piece and give you a sense in places about how musicians might actually talk between themselves. Ornette Coleman's digressions into what he thinks of as philosophy seem a little unlikely for everyday conversation, but he could be like that. The only frustration is my not knowing enough music theory to really understand the references to various chord progressions.

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