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by Nic Jones
Rescued from the archives, A Radical In a Suit and Tie represents the premiere recordings of Charles Ives's best-known works from the mid-20th Century; composed approximately half a century before that, this music has lost little of its singular impact, which says much about Ives' musical vocabulary.
It's not difficult to see how this music influenced the likes of Frank Zappa and Van Dyke Parks; but on a profound level, the influence should not be overplayed, as it works to ...read more