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Living with Music: Jazz Writings Living with Music: Jazz Writings by Ralph Ellison
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“The blues is an impulse to keep the painful details and episodes of a brutal experience alive in one's aching consciousness, to finger its jagged grain, and to transcend it, not by the consolation of philosophy but by squeezing from it a near-tragic, near-comic lyricism. As a form, the blues is an autobiographical chronicle of personal catastrophe expressed lyrically.”
Ralph Ellison, Living with Music: Jazz Writings
“In those days it was either live with music or die with noise, and we chose rather desperately to live.”
Ralph Ellison, Living with Music: Jazz Writings