Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz and Literature

Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz and Literature

by Sascha Feinstein
     
 

Ask Me Now explores the relationship between the language of music and the music of language with 20 conversations on jazz and literature. Writer, editor, and saxophonist Sascha Feinstein gathers a variety of artists, poets, musicians, fiction writers, essayists, playwrights, and record producers for discussions on the elusive but engaging relationships between

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Ask Me Now explores the relationship between the language of music and the music of language with 20 conversations on jazz and literature. Writer, editor, and saxophonist Sascha Feinstein gathers a variety of artists, poets, musicians, fiction writers, essayists, playwrights, and record producers for discussions on the elusive but engaging relationships between jazz and literature.

Featured artists include central figures of the Black Arts Movement such as Amiri Baraka, Jayne Cortez, Haki R. Madhubuti, and Sonia Sanchez as well as distinguished music critics Gary Giddins, Dan Morgenstern, and Eugene B. Redmond. Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry Yusef Komunyakaa and Philip Levine, outstanding jazz musicians Bill Crow and Fred Hersch, and several writers who cross literary genres: Hayden Carruth, Cornelius Eady, David Jauss, William Matthews, Lee Meitzen Grue, John Sinclair, and Al Young all contribute their thoughts to the book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253218766
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction

1. Better You Say It First / Amiri Baraka
2. Those Upward Leaps / Hayden Carruth
3. Returning to Go Someplace Else / Jayne Cortez
4. Just a Matter of Time / Bill Crow
5. Did Your Mama Hear Those Poems? / Cornelius Eady
6. Legwork / Gary Giddins
7. The House as Open Ground / Lee Meitzen Grue
8. Respiration and Inspiration / Fred Hersch
9. Stolen Moments / David Jauss
10. Survival Masks / Yusef Komunyakaa
11. Detroit Jazz in the Late Forties and Early Fifties / Philip Levine
12. Where the Call Needs to Be Heard / Haki R. Madhubuti
13. Mingus at the Showplace / William Matthews
14. Consideration / Dan Morgenstern
15. The Greatest Equalizer in the World / Hank O'Neal
16. Levels of the Blues / Eugene B. Redmond
17. Cante Jondo / Sonia Sanchez
18. Ask Me Now / John Sinclair
19. Makes Me Feel Like I Got Some Money / Al Young
20. Something to Believe In / Paul Zimmer

Acknowledgments
Index

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