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About Chris Parker

Chris Parker writes about jazz for several magazines, including BBC Music.

Articles by Chris Parker

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Listening but not hearing: the Ken Burns version

The documentary history of jazz by Ken Burns is the work of a raw enthusiast, unbalanced in judgment, flawed by hero-worship, and tone-deaf to unorthodox streams of the great river. A respected jazz critic acknowledges its merits... and makes its silences audible.
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