By Mike Hobart, Financial Times

When the New Yorker’s late jazz critic Whitney Balliett titled his 1959 collection of jazz-themed articles The Sound of Surprise, a jazz/opera fusion wasn’t in prospect. Even now, the sound of a trained soprano entering at full tilt while a stirring piano-trio riff churns underneath catches the listener off guard. Read more here.

 

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