- 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: #2,827,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz and Literature Paperback – September 18, 2007
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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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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"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
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