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Swinging Modern Sounds #83: On George


There really is not a day that doesn’t go by that I don’t stop at some moment and think about George Harrison. ...more
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Sound Takes: A Charlie Brown Christmas


But what distinguishes Guaraldi from his superiors is his respect for the tried and true. If “O Tannenbaum” has worked for a few hundred years, maybe it’s worth kicking around the block a time or two. ...more

Swinging Modern Sounds #75: The Petra Haden Story


At every turn, Haden’s decisions, while labor-intensive and rigorous, feel fresh, passionate, funny, and new. ...more

“Mellifluent Instances” of Language


“Cellar door” isn’t the only euphonious phrase in the English language.

For Printers Rowthe Chicago Tribune‘s literary journal, Michael Robbins catalogs some of the “perfectly strung-together words” that have the power to “delight the ear.”

And though he starts with a passage from William Gaddis’s The Recognitions, it’s not just books he’s talking about.