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May 19, 2019

Alex Ross Bookshelf

New publications of interest.
Mark Berry, Arnold Schoenberg (University of Chicago Press)
Damon Krukowski, Ways of Hearing (MIT Press)
Oliver Soden, Michael Tippett: The Biography (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Lorraine Plourde, Tokyo Listening: Sound and Sense in a Contemporary City (Wesleyan)
Michael Kater, Culture in Nazi Germany (Yale UP)
Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (Public Affairs) [for emphasis]

from Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise

Sidney Bechet

Reed master Sidney Bechet can claim to be the first great jazz soloist, winning international acclaim before his fellow New Orleans giant, Louis Armstrong. Geoffrey Smith salutes a genius who inspired saxophonists from Johnny Hodges to John Coltrane.

from Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz

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