(excerpt) "My point isn't to validate "conventional" beauty over "ugly" beauty but simply to wonder about their relationship, about an artistry that can draw upon both esthetics, and a listener who can appreciate both sensibilities, either at different times or in a single sitting/concert. Such musings, of course, can only be an abstract thing, and a concrete case might make everything snap into focus."Send comments to Tim.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Peter Hum Commentary
Inspired by David Hadju's profile of Fred Hersch, Peter Hum looks at melody, Monk and the idea of beauty in jazz: