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Product Details

  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press (September 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0253218764
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253218766
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #893,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In looking at the relationship between jazz and literature, these interviews take up, among other things, the nature of jazz and its frequent neglect in the US.... [T]he book offers many original revelations from creative individuals who have had long experience in the field—musicians, critics, scholars, and record producers—and provides an abundance of information about poets inspired by specific musical pieces and musicians being inspired by works of poetry. The conversations with jazz critic Gary Giddins and his mentor Dan Morgenstern alone make this book worthwhile... Recommended." —Choice



"No matter how much one might know about jazz and the ways contemporary writers make use of the music, this book is a find and a pleasure to read." —American Book Review



"The interviewees cover a wide range from jazz-aware poets to literature-aware jazzers...many of the litterateurs not only have genuine enthusiasm for the music but seem to know an awful lot about it...Feinstein’s agenda is all about proving that poets have a right to draw on jazz for inspiration." —Brian Priestley, Jazzwise, August 2008



"In Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz & Literature..., saxophonist and English professor Sascha Feinstein gathers a stunning variety of musicians, poets, and novelists to discuss the engaging interactions between jazz and literature." —ForeWord



"Ask Me Now is an excellent and engaging collection. I would recommend this book to anyone who wanted to learn more about jazz, about writing, and about the connections between writing and music." —Popular Music and Society



"This is the most interesting, in—depth, valuable, and various account of the connection between jazz and literature ever put into print." —Ed Pavlic, author of Labors Lost Left Unfinished



"... convey[s] the power of language within a framework of artistic expression that is both scholarly relevant and readily accessible to readers...." —Metro Spirit

From the Publisher

"This is the most interesting, in-depth, valuable, and various account of the connection between jazz and literature ever put into print." --Ed Pavlic, author of Labors Lost Left Unfinished

More About the Author

Most of my professional activities can be found at my website: www.SaschaFeinstein.com. I would post videos of my saxophone performances but I have too much respect for jazz!

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By roberta on July 31, 2012
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very good condition was the book as I did expect it to be and I would highly recommend this author for fact and pleasure reading plus he has other books dealing with similiar topics that would be of interest too
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful By BookManBookWoman TV REVIEWS on November 7, 2007
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These 20 opinions from music giants make this the perfect book for the serious jazz lover.
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