Monday, October 10, 2011

"Why I Write: Gary Giddins Riffs on Jazz" Response

Reading Gary Giddins essay on how jazz has become an unknown art in the United States, I was informed on the basis of the jazz music style. Giddins starts off his essay by summarizing a musical track called "Concerto for Billy the Kid." He explains that even many people who love jazz have never heard of this track. He explains the backbone of the track and how each individual instrument is able to combine to make one collective sound. Giddins then transitions into his reasoning on becoming a writer, which was started at the age of eight. He centers his writing around the form of criticism, in the sense that it is everywhere and in everything.

Link to the essay is below;

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