“What is new since the ’70s is a much broader ideological shift in the business world itself, and the way in which it came to approach the jazz world as a result.”
University of California Press
In what ways are the arts themselves (and our understanding of them) being shaped to serve the ethos of corporate profit-making?
Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano understands that time periods can mesh, interpenetrate, layer up, blend, and blur naturally in the mind.
This is an invaluable volume that can and should be read in conjunction with one’s own Ulmer movie marathon.
Ramsey’s book on Bud Powell is both a provocative read and a disappointing one. Anyone thinking this will be an illuminating portrait of a jazz master is likely to suffer a serious case of buyer’s remorse.
The best parts of this book of interviews come when Charles Mingus or his collaborators talk about the music.