A Physicist and Artist try to make it in Silicon Valley

A Physicist and Artist try to make it in Silicon Valley
In which a couple tries to thrive creatively and intellectually on and offline

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Book of the week #2

This week's book is: Birth of the Cool: Beat, Bebop and the American Avant Garde by Lewis MacAdams

If you are interested in Jazz music specifically, and music in general, this is a great, if simple, overview of the 20th Century. MacAdams is a writer for Rolling Stone, and this book doesn't go into much depth (it also doesn't cover women much, other than Billy Holiday), but it is a great introduction to Jazz history, and an entertaining read, especially if you like Gillespie and Parker.

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