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Albert Murray, RIP

Blessings on Albert Murray, who died on Sunday. He devoted a good part of his writing life to reminding us of the complexities of being an American and celebrating the culture, especially the blues, that makes our lives worth living. … Continue reading

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The Jazz of James, Part I: The Blues of the Epileptic Patient

Philosophy is naturally solicitous of music. Plato and Confucius both try to track down the ideal music to inculcate the virtues of justice and human-heartedness. Nietzsche, at both the beginning and end of his philosophical career, looks to opera as … Continue reading

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