Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Freedom of Expression: Interviews With Women in Jazz reviewed by Weekly Alibi

Robin Babb of Weekly Alibi recently wrote a review of my book Freedom of Expression: Interviews With Women in Jazz. She writes:

"Each interview is in-depth and organic. Becker asks many of the same questions of each artist, but is also a lively conversationalist and draws unique long-form answers from his interviewees. He clearly knows the oeuvres of each musician and—as somebody with a musical background himself—knows about many of the challenges that these artists face. But he also knows the challenges that he hasn’t faced: He acknowledges his male perspective and his advantage. As Mindi Abair mentions in her interview, 'One day we won’t need a book called "Women in Jazz."' Until that day comes, I’m glad that we’ve got such a book."

You can read the entire review here. And you can read more of Robin's writing here.

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