By Stanley Crouch
As a cultural and political commentator, Stanley Crouch in unapologetically contentious and delightfully iconoclastic. even if he's writing at the area of expertise of the yank South, the loss of life of Tupak Shakur, the O.J. Simpson verdict, or the wear performed via the Oklahoma urban bombing, Crouch's high-velocity alternate with American tradition is carried out with scrupulous allegiance to the reality, even if it hurts--and it always does. And with regards to jazz--from Sidney Bechet to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington to Miles Davis--there is not any another articulate, impassioned, and encyclopedic in his wisdom than Stanley Crouch.
Crouch techniques every thing in his course with head-on strength, stressed intelligence, and a fresh religion within the collective test that's America--and he does so in a virtuosic prose variety that's by no means below exciting.
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