Monday, March 29, 2010
What We're Hearing
It is easy enough to throw the image of Josephine Baker around. We think the difficulty is to make something of the music. This is not because the music offers less than others do -- it is not aesthetically deficient. Not at all. It is so surfeit one overimagines. We think it might turn out to be a story as simple as Phillis Wheatley's, or for that matter Richard Wright's and Dexter Gordon's: travel against the sun for opportunity.