Ben Ratliff

Ben Ratliff



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Coltrane: The Story of a Sound

3.92 avg rating — 516 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Every Song Ever: Twenty Way...

3.32 avg rating — 520 ratings — published 2016 — 7 editions
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The Jazz Ear: Conversations...

3.93 avg rating — 205 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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The New York Times Essentia...

3.78 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2002
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Muzyka. Przewodnik Krytyki ...

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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

“Speed in music is like a sweater on a dog: mostly for show.”
Ben Ratliff, Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty

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