Today was one of those days when you realize that things are really working out no matter what. As I ended my “Bebop to Hip Hop: Music and Young America” course, a student who was completing her in-class reflection on the topic at hand said she’d never had a class where she was invited… Continue reading one of those days when..
I can’t believe it, but we’re already advising for fall courses. In addition to “American Civilization to 1865,” I’ll be teaching “Bebop to Hip Hop: Young America and Music” (called “Bebop to Hip Hop: American Music” for space purposes in our course description catalogue). Unlike last semester when I taught the latter, we will home… Continue reading Focusing on the late ’60 and 1970s for next iteration of Bebop to Hip Hop course
I was traveling for most of yesterday and just learned jazz critic Nat Hentoff died. He was 91. What a man. Some of his writings are on reserve for my “Bebop to Hip Hop: Young America and Music” class. I first met Nat while I was promoting my second book, a biography on Grant Green,… Continue reading a Nat Hentoff memory
I know. I have said it before. “This is the best class I ever had.” But truly this semester’s “Bebop to Hip Hop: Young America and Music” class was the best class I ever had. I think that run through Bryant-Denny tunnel last week was among the many ways we built community in a way… Continue reading and so it goes…best class ever