Sitting in: Selected Writings on Jazz, Blues and Related Topics (Hardback)Chris Anderson (author)
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Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Number of pages: 207
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 16 mm
""Sitting In" is a book about art, about participation, about the cultures of jazz and poetry: the homage of a white poet and jazz musician to the greatness of the African American gift to the sensibility of this country. But, more than this, it's a book about our extremes personal and public a book that defies critical boundaries a book of passion, conscience, and contradictions. Poets and musicians should read it, students of multiculturalism should read it; all those with hopes for our national future should read it. And keep going back to the music." Adrienne Rich"
"Writing about jazz is no easy matter. Its pleasures and its artistry have no precedent in aesthetics. Here's a new American art form of which we have rarely had an adequate description. It is appropriate that a great poet should be the one who finds the words for that experience. Hayden Carruth has written one of the finest books on jazz we have." Charles Simic"
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