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American Musicians II: 
Seventy-One Portraits in Jazz by Whitney Balliett

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By now Whitney Balliett’s tenure as jazz critic at The New Yorker has lasted nearly 40 years, and in all that time he has hardly changed his methods of portraiture. I suppose you could accuse him of succumbing to a formula—but when the formula is this effective, why bother tinkering with it? The classic Balliett … Read More "American Musicians II: 
Seventy-One Portraits in Jazz by Whitney Balliett"
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