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Stir It Up: Musical Mixes from Roots to Jazz Gene Santoro Stir It Up Musical Mixes from Roots to Jazz It s a cliche that the world is shrinking As Gene Santoro sees it in his second collection of essays music is one arena where that cliche takes on a real but paradoxical life while music crisscross

  • Title: Stir It Up: Musical Mixes from Roots to Jazz
  • Author: Gene Santoro
  • ISBN: 9780195098693
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Stir It Up: Musical Mixes from Roots to Jazz Gene Santoro It s a cliche that the world is shrinking As Gene Santoro sees it in his second collection of essays, music is one arena where that cliche takes on a real, but paradoxical, life while music crisscrosses the globe with ever greater speed, musicians seize what s useful and expand their idioms rapidly More and since the 1960s, musicians, both in America and abroaIt s a cliche that the world is shrinking As Gene Santoro sees it in his second collection of essays, music is one arena where that cliche takes on a real, but paradoxical, life while music crisscrosses the globe with ever greater speed, musicians seize what s useful and expand their idioms rapidly More and since the 1960s, musicians, both in America and abroad, have shown an uncanny but consistent ability to draw inspiration from quite unexpected sources We think of Paul Simon in Graceland, blending Afropop rhythms and Everly Brothers harmonies into a remarkable new sound that captured imaginations worldwide Or Jimi Hendrix, trying to wring from guitar the howling, Doppler shifting winds he experienced as a paratrooper Or Thelonious Monk, mingling Harlem stride piano, bebop, the impressionist harmonies of Debussy, and a delight in harmonic space that eerily paralleled modern physics From the startling experiments of such jazz giants as Charles Mingus, to the political bite of Bob Marley and Bruce Springsteen, we see musicians again and again taking musical tradition and making it new The result is a profusion of new forms, media that are constantly being reinvented in short, an art form capable of seemingly endless, and endlessly fascinating, permutations In Stir It Up, readers will find thoughtful but unpretentious discussions of such different musicians as David Byrne and Aretha Franklin, Gilberto Gil and Manu Dibango, Abbey Lincoln and Joe Lovano And Santoro shows us not only the distinctive features of the diverse people who create so many dazzling sounds, but also the subtle and often surprising connections between them.
    Stir It Up: Musical Mixes from Roots to Jazz Gene Santoro

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