Thursday at Brookline Booksmith
Ran joins New York Times’ jazz critic Ben Ratliff at Brookline Booksmith Thursday, November 20 for an event promoting Ben’s new book, The Jazz Ear.
For the book, Ratliff sat down with 15 jazz luminaries (including Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman and Hank Jones) to discuss compositions that strongly influenced them and how they listen to music. The bookstore event will follow a similar format, with Ben and Ran listening to and discussing four or five key compositions in Ran’s life, possibly accompanied by clips from Ran’s favorite films.
The event, which is free, goes from 7 to 8:30. The store is at 279 Harvard St., and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.