Jazz Matters: Sound, Place, and Time Since BebopDavid Ake
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“David Ake doesn't pretend to stand on a mountaintop and deliver the Truth about jazz. Instead, he takes a wider view, showing that the Truth is really a series of possibilities, each one exciting enough in itself to keep us enthralled by the music no matter how much we think we know.” Blurt 20101020 “Along comes a fresh, thoughtful, carefully reasoned book discussing topic that have not been done to death, and one realizes that there may be more left to say on this heavily analyzed musical genre...'Jazz Matters' is one such book.” Generally Eclectic Review 20110420 “Jazz Matters will surely benefit the jazz community at large as well as spark interest from interdisciplinary fields of study.” — Michael Donovan Ethnomusicology Forum 20110922 “Tells new jazz stories while finding fresh truths in the old.” — Peter Kenagy, New England Conservatory of Music, Massachusetts College of Art and Design American Music 20130204 "Engagingly written, [Jazz Matters] is replete with keen, sometimes provocative, insights that will set many readers' minds a-whirring." — Benjamin Givan Society for American Music 20140101 “Ake has made another vibrant contribution to contemporary jazz studies, one that sets very high standards of scholarly rigor and intellectual versatility, and that will continually spur readers of many disciplinary persuasions to question what they think they know.” — Benjamin Givan Society for American Music 20140101