Listening Party w/ Ben Ratliff | SFJAZZ

Listening Party w/ Ben Ratliff

Listening Party
w/ Ben Ratliff

Sunday, March 19, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

The New York Times Music Critic Ben Ratliff
Every Song Ever Series: Listening Party w/ Ben Ratliff  

Listening Party w/ Ben Ratliff

Listening Party
w/ Ben Ratliff

Sunday, March 19, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Every Song Ever by Ben Ratliff
Every Song Ever Series: Listening Party w/ Ben Ratliff  

Listening Party w/ Ben Ratliff

One of the most respected music journalists working today, Ben Ratliff has been jazz and pop critic for The New York Times since 1997. In addition to the Times, Ratliff’s work has appeared in The Village Voice, Spin, Rolling Stone, and Slate, among other publications. He is the author of four books, including The New York Times Essential Library: Jazz (2002), The Jazz Ear: Conversations Over Music (2008), and Coltrane: The Story of a Sound (2007), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

For this Listening Party, SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline will discuss Ratliff's latest book, Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty, which examines the ways we listen to music at a time when nearly everything is available at the touch of a finger. The conversation closes with questions from the audience followed by a reception with the artist.

Artist Personnel

Ben Ratliff
Randall Kline

"A remarkable new book . . . [Ratliff] goes leaping from Beethoven to Big Black, from Morton Feldman to Curtis Mayfield, identifying continuities while delighting in contrasts " — The New Yorker
"Incisive . . . Thanks to Ratliff's vast knowledge, what could have been a dry academic exercise is more like a trip into the world's coolest record store " — Rolling Stone