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Arcana: Musicians on Music by John Zorn



In the 30+ years that I have been around it is finally dawning on me that the only serious commentary on the music that has any long-lasting value comes from musicians themselves. This series put together by the brilliant John Zorn is a case in point. Nearly every essay included in these 4 volumes wipes what we think of as “music criticism” off the boards. Essential reading for anyone looking to gain insights to the processes involved in conceiving a personal point of view in music. “Arcana: Musicians on Music” by John Zorn