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The Future Of Jazz by Will Friedwald
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Oct 05, 2011

it was ok

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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October 5, 2011 – Started Reading
October 5, 2011 – Shelved
October 17, 2011 –
page 58
"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..."
October 17, 2011 – Finished Reading

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