Wednesday, November 13, 7pm
St. Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid
Jazz St. Louis presents, Nate Chinen, who will sign and discuss his book, Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century.
“Playing changes,” in jazz parlance, has long referred to an improviser’s resourceful path through a chord progression. Nate Chinen’s Playing Changes boldly expands on the idea, highlighting a host of real changes—ideological, technological, theoretical, and practical—that jazz musicians have learned to navigate since the turn of the century. Woven throughout the book is a vibrant cast of characters—from the saxophonists Steve Coleman and Kamasi Washington to the pianists Jason Moran and Vijay Iyer to the bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding—who have exerted an important influence on the scene. This is an adaptive new music for a complex new reality, and Playing Changes is the definitive guide.
This event is free and open to the public!