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Critics are biased, and so are readers. (Indeed, a critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.) But intelligent readers soon discover how to allow for the windage of their own and a critic's prejudices.
The brilliant explosion known as Benny Goodman went off in 1935, and it hasn´t gone out yet.
A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.
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Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of childhood, he ceases being an artist.
April 17, 1926
February 1, 2007
Whitney Lyon Balliett was a jazz critic and book reviewer for the New Yorker and was with the journal from 1954 until 2001.
Collected Works: A Journal of Jazz (2000)
New York Voices: Fourteen Portraits (2006)
The Sound of Surprise: 46 Pieces on Jazz (1959)
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