Mo’ Better Blues, An Old Commentary by Bill Benzon

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This essay, by Bill Benzon, is one of the most sophisticated readings of Mo’Better Blues. I found it very resourceful for my final project. In this essay, he discusses;

  1. The Cultural Psychodynamics of Racism
  2. Discipline of Jazz:  From Nature to Culture
  3. Destructiveness and Creativity:  The Albatross of Romanticism
  4. The Blues in the Night
  5. Jazz as Sacred Music as emphasized by the opening montage
  6. Hollywood vs. Jazz

I advise you to check it out!

The link is pasted here:

http://www.thevalve.org/go/valve/article/mo_better_blues_an_old_commentary/

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