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Philosophisticated Lady

So you think philosophy and literature have no place in jazz history? I'm here to convince you otherwise. In pursuit of a wider understanding of jazz's history, we'll explore and analyze jazz as seen through the eyes of several (in)famous philosophers, writers or schools of thought. Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions you have. Cheers!

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According to Adorno: A Portrait of Jazz's Harshest Critic, Part 1

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Though the vast majority of his writings on music dealt primarily with the classical tradition, Theodor Adorno (1903-1969) also devoted a considerable amount of attention to jazz. To say Adorno was skeptical of this dance music that had paddled its way across the Atlantic, would be a gross understatement at best. On top of being incredibly biased, his opinions on jazz music were so harsh, that one may wonder if they are to be taken seriously at all. Indeed, many ...


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