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Description - Jazz And Its Discontents by Francis Davis

A spirited collection of profiles, reporting, and commentary spanning the cultural scene by one of the finest essayists writing today. From Frank Sinatra to Sun Ra, from the jazz age to middle age, with thoughts on everything in-between, Francis Davis has been writing about American music and American culture for more than twenty years. His essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, and the Village Voice among countless other publications from coast to coast. And now, for the first time, here are his most important writings of his impressive career-the quintessential Davis on everything from why Rent set musicals back two decades, to what Ken Burns should have filmed. And Davis's writing is as enjoyable as the music of which he writes. The New York Times Book Review has compared Davis's work to "a well-blown solo."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306810558
ISBN-10: 0306810557
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Francis Davis

Francis Davis is a contributing editor of the Atlantic Monthly and writes regularly for the New York Times and the New Yorker. He is the author of the acclaimed books Outcats and History of the Blues and a biography of John Coltrane (Knopf). He lives in Philadelphia.

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