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Re and Greg Osby who have made eually significant contributions Ratliff places each recording in the greater context and explains its importance in the development of the form Taken together these original essays add up to a brief history of jazz highlighting milestone events legendary players critical trends and artistic breakthrough. A great historical look at the Jazz world I knew a little about jazz music already so I found it pretty enjoyable I'm not sure if someone with no knowledge about jazz would take as much away

READ & DOWNLOAD The New York Times Essential Library Jazz A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings

The New York Times Essential Library Jazz A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important RecordingsA connoisseur's tour through the great American art form A Love Supreme Miles Ahead Brubeck Time Yardbird Suite The Sidewinder For newcomers just beginning their library of recordings and for longtime fans looking to deepen their understanding New York Times jazz critic Ben Ratliff offers an assertive deeply knowledgeable collector's. Ben Ratliff is a talented writer I thought his Coltrane The Story of a Sound was excellent; besides that nobody writes for the New York Times for well over a decade unless they are pretty damned skillful at writing Mr Ratliff is also a far advanced scholar of jazz than I'll probably ever be which is not particularly surprising given the fact that he makes his living that way Although I also worked as a music journalist for a few years in my early twenties the newspapers I worked for were not even remotely in the same class as the New York Times I was rarely paid and then very very little and in addition I did not have the luxury of covering jazz as my bosses felt probably correctly that there was little or no audience for coverage of any type of music other than the various forms of pop rock and a token amount of country at one particular paper primarily due to the fact that the publisher liked country music and insisted on featuring it occasionally Having said all that I have some serious issues with this book especially with the choices the author made regarding which recordings to include and the reasoning behind those choices I need to think through these issues a bit preferably without my dogs crying in my ear to go outside for the umpteenth time tonight which tends to make it difficult to concentrate so I will try to continue this at a later date

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READ ✓ The New York Times Essential Library Jazz A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings ☆ A connoisseur's tour through the great American art form A Love Supreme Miles Ahead Brubeck Time Yardbird Suite The Sidewinder For newcomers just beginning their library Guide full of opinions and insights on the one hundred greatest recorded works of jazz From the rare early recordings of Louis Armstrong through Duke Ellington Benny Goodman's seminal Carnegie Hall concert and the lions of the bebop era to the transformative Miles Davis and several less canonized artists such as Chano Pozo Jimmy Giuff. If you want to understand jazz and why it matters this is your introduction and of course seasoned scholars will do well to peruse as well Ratliff's style is easy and immediate like talking up a professor as he nurses a beer between sets The timeline from Armstrong through Ornette is logical and cohesive and the selections are broad enough to appease casual fan and militant historian alike Dive in and enjoy And take notes