J Dilla's Donuts (BOK)

Jordan Ferguson

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If there was ever an album which could inspire a 130-page book, it's J Dilla's Donuts – one of Stones Throw's proudest releases, by an artist blessed with talent, and an album that took on special significance when J Dilla passed away just after it's release. 33 1/3 books (a series devoted to classic albums) is publishing the title J Dilla's Donuts. Author Jordan Ferguson interviewed pretty much everyone associated with the album's creation - Stones Throw's PB Wolf, Jeff Jank, Eothen Alapatt - and many of Dilla's associates in his L.A. and Detroit years. The book is not merely a behind the scenes look at the creation of Donuts, but a look at Dilla's career as a whole, his influences, his music styles, and the art of the music itself. The jacket reads, "Drawing from philosophy, critical theory and musicology, as well as Dilla's own musical catalog, Jordan Ferguson shows that the contradictory, irascible and confrontational music found on Donuts is as much a result of an artist's declining health as it is an example of what scholars call 'late style,' placing the album in a musical tradition that stretches back centuries." About the author Jordan Ferguson is based in Toronto and writes on his own blog Poetry for Grave Diggers.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Jordan Ferguson
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 9781623561833
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Theory of music & musicology, Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups, Rap & Hip-Hop