Where Essays and Music Meet: An Interview With Joe Bonomo

Joe Bonomo‘s literary work includes everything from editing a book of interviews with Greil Marcus to a history of The Fleshtones to an analysis of AC/DC’s Highway to Hell. His latest book is the essay collection Field Recordings from the Inside, which in turn encompasses a host of Bonomo’s cultural interests, from Greg Cartwight to Lester Bangs. Aaron Gilbreath conversed with Bonomo about his new collection, his work for The Normal School, and why the essay is a great form […]

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Where Jazz and Literature Converge: Aaron Gilbreath on “This Is”

x Last year brought with it the release of Aaron Gilbreath‘s long-awaited first essay collection, Everything We Don’t Know. This fall, he’s followed that up with a more focused work: This Is: Essays on Jazz. As Gilbreath points out within, there’s a long lineage of literary takes on jazz–and his consciousness of this, and where his own work fits in, is one of the book’s many charms. It’s an idiosyncratic work which veers in on less-heralded works along with musicians […]

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