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Ted Gioia
Ted Gioia writes on music, literature & pop culture. Author of 10 books including The History of Jazz, Delta Blues, and How to Listen to Jazz.
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Ted Gioia 19m
Gutenberg's revenge: Why books are the only form of physical media whose sales are growing.
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This is also a reminder of how much of the best music now comes from self-produced projects and small indie labels. Can you imagine a major label even considering a six-album solo guitar project of this sort? Nope! Miles Okazaki pursued his own vision on this, and kudos to him.
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I spent most of yesterday listening to this, and all I can say is 'wow'. (Finally a review that fits on a tweet.)
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Today's music recommendation: Yesterday was the 'surprise launch' of guitarist Miles Okazaki's The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk, an impressive 6-volume project—the first time the entire Monk songbook has been recorded on a solo instrument.
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Madonna turns 60 today. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. (well it seems that way), I played around with a jazz version of one of her songs. In fact, it was this one:
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Copyright lawyer explains why record labels are dumping their shares of Spotify stock.
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Glimpses of Sonny Rollins in New York City.
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Mike Drucker 14h
“There are no original stories”
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laney 12h
Australia is lit
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Jazz Chill Music 20h
Pianist HELEN SUNG presents SUNG WITH WORDS - A Collaboration with Dana Gioia
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Dr Aleisha Ward 14h
TFW you lend a client your copy of 's The History of Jazz, and you find you need to reference it for work you're doing on their project. Thank goodness for the library and electronic copies!
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Ted Gioia 15h
Child drownings in Germany linked to parents' phone ‘fixation’.
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Amanda Petrusich 17h
I’ve got a cure for these dog days, & it’s the transcendent Bahamian guitarist Joseph Spence. I wrote about his life & work (on the occasion of the recent reissue of his 1958 recordings) for :
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Ted Gioia 16h
Sony’s charging nearly $7,900 for a music player with a gold-plated volume knob. It would be great to see genuine innovation in audio technology from Sony, but instead we get this.
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Wow, obituaries are finally noting the passing of Morgana King—but she died on March 22!
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Guardian culture 19h
American History X director Tony Kaye to cast robot as lead actor in next film
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T!MoRi 🇳🇬 Aug 13
We are still in 2018, this guy is already in 2048 😀😁😁
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Found this salt and pepper chess set at an Italian restaurant in NH.
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Ted Gioia 23h
Today's new music recommendation: George Antheil: Piano Music, Vol. 1: Late Works, 1939-1955, a new album from pianist Judy Pang.
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Matt Taibbi Aug 13
How America Learned to Stop Worrying and Put Mark Zuckerberg in Charge of Everything: new column
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