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Living with Music: Jazz Writings #2020

Living with Music Jazz Writings Before Ralph Ellison became one of America s greatest writers he was a musician and a student of jazz writing widely on his favorite music for than fifty years Now jazz authority Robert O Meally ha

  • Title: Living with Music: Jazz Writings
  • Author: Ralph Ellison Robert G. O'Meally
  • ISBN: 9780375760235
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • Living with Music: Jazz Writings By Ralph Ellison Robert G. O'Meally, Before Ralph Ellison became one of America s greatest writers, he was a musician and a student of jazz, writing widely on his favorite music for than fifty years Now, jazz authority Robert O Meally has collected the very best of Ellison s inspired, exuberant jazz writings in this unique anthology.

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    1. from the present I enjoyed reading the book, but maybe because I m not real informed about jazz literature, I can remember very little about it Obviously nothing in it struck me as earth shaking Invisible Man this isn t from the past, notes after reading it Ellison s fine writing shows through in these music jazz related pieces Curiously the fictional pieces are uneven, some fun, some boring The interviews and especially letters exhibit Ellison as the egomaniac he was What seemed to me pretty ne [...]

    2. Ralph Ellison, beyond all else, left behind that one enormous, insurmountable novel, a book that is a thrilling breeze to read and does not allow the reader to get away as simpleminded as when the reading began Living With Music is collection of outtakes and essays, like a thematic greatest hits album in record collector terms If you were to pick it up without first having been turned around by Ellison s Invisible Man, you might not feel the full weight of what all the fuss is about.

    3. I ve been thinking I should read Ellison s Invisible Man lately, but wasn t sure if it was for me I m really glad a stumbled upon this book at the library the book fairy said, hey, start here The second half of this collection has excerpts from Invisible Man, which I will read soon I found Ellison s writing incredibly insightful and I guess smart I suppose I could say intelligent and matter of fact There is something very sweet and elegant in the way he poses his opinions.The collection brought [...]

    4. This book not only introduced me to Charlie Christian the most influential guitarist in the world, who never found world wide notoriety but to the concept of music being years ahead of all other mediums of expression literature, theater, and cinema It was a scary notion And a notion that I have held on to with the attempts to catch up to music through my writing.The book also reminded me that I wasn t the only wanna be musician in the world instead choosing writing.

    5. Some of the most thoughtful writing I ve found on the subject of jazz Introduces the powerful concept that jazz is a geographically determined and defined music Also outlines the importance of the Southwest s contribution to jazz.It could and should be read as an interesting counterpoint to some of Albert Murray and Amiri Baraka s writings.

    6. This is a collection of Ellison s writings on music You ll be introduced to some of his heroes This also brings together short stories and portions from his previous publications including Juneteenth One passage inspired the name of my music label.

    7. Great if only for the fact that it exposes it s readers to Charlie Christian The title story is wonderful but aside from that it gets a bit mundane.

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