The Reluctant Art
Benny Green
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Oct 21, 2019 - 05:56 AM By Benny Green

The Reluctant Art, first published in 1962 and long out of print, stands as one of the most important books on the art of jazz Comprising five studies of Bix Beiderbecke, Benny Goodman, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, and Charlie Parker with the addition of an essay of Art Tatum for this new edition Benny Green s humorous, eloquent, and often angry book attempts to pointThe Reluctant Art, first published in 1962 and long out of print, stands as one of the most important books on the art of jazz Comprising five studies of Bix Beiderbecke, Benny Goodman, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, and Charlie Parker with the addition of an essay of Art Tatum for this new edition Benny Green s humorous, eloquent, and often angry book attempts to point out the gulf between the reality of the jazz musician and his music, on the one hand, and the romantic conceits of early jazz writing and fandom, on the other Green, himself an excellent early jazz musician, was one of the first jazz writers to bring to the task firsthand knowledge of the music, and this illuminates his understanding of the factors involved in jazz innovation He discusses jazz in terms of musical and social history, retelling the over mythologized stories of these great artists with a unique combination of joyous irreverence and acute critical insight, of inspired metaphors and masterly knowledge Benny Green s classic book swings with the same energy and passion as the timeless music it discusses.
  • Title: The Reluctant Art
  • Author: Benny Green
  • ISBN: 9780306804410
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Paperback

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Ramin Oct 21, 2019 - 05:56 AM
This is a very good and well written book. It focuses on five jazz musicians--Bix Beiderbecke, Benny Goodman, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, and Charlie Parker (plus a short chapter on Art Tatum)--and chronologically describes their musical development and their important impacts on the history of jazz.Green is a good and entertaining writer, as well as an honest one. He also had been a jazz musician himself. He disputes a number of distorted accounts of these five musicians.I recommend this book [...]
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Adam Oct 21, 2019 - 05:56 AM
A very rare piece of technically adept jazz criticism in a world of amateurs who can't write about anything other than what the music "feels" like. Green's formal writing style is a bit unexpected, but easy enough to get used to and never unnecessarily verbose.
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The Reluctant Art By Benny Green The Reluctant Art, first published in 1962 and long out of print, stands as one of the most important books on the art of jazz Comprising five studies of Bix Beiderbecke, Benny Goodman, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, and Charlie Parker with the addition of an essay of Art Tatum for this new edition Benny Green s humorous, eloquent, and often angry book attempts to pointThe Reluctant Art, first published in 1962 and long out of print, stands as one of the most important books on the art of jazz Comprising five studies of Bix Beiderbecke, Benny Goodman, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, and Charlie Parker with the addition of an essay of Art Tatum for this new edition Benny Green s humorous, eloquent, and often angry book attempts to point out the gulf between the reality of the jazz musician and his music, on the one hand, and the romantic conceits of early jazz writing and fandom, on the other Green, himself an excellent early jazz musician, was one of the first jazz writers to bring to the task firsthand knowledge of the music, and this illuminates his understanding of the factors involved in jazz innovation He discusses jazz in terms of musical and social history, retelling the over mythologized stories of these great artists with a unique combination of joyous irreverence and acute critical insight, of inspired metaphors and masterly knowledge Benny Green s classic book swings with the same energy and passion as the timeless music it discusses.

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