Donuts 33 1/3

Donuts 33 1/3

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Author Jordan Ferguson interviewed everyone associated with the album's creation - the Stones Throw crew, and many of Dilla's associates in his L.A. and Detroit years. The book is not merely a behind the scenes look at the creation of Donuts, but a look at Dilla's career as a whole, his influences, his music styles, and the art of the music itself. The jacket reads, "Drawing from philosophy, critical theory and musicology, as well as Dilla's own musical catalog, Jordan Ferguson shows that the contradictory, irascible and confrontational music found on Donutsis as much a result of an artist's declining health as it is an example of what scholars call 'late style,' placing the album in a musical tradition that stretches back centuries." – Read an excerpt.

About the author: Jordan Ferguson is based in Toronto and writes on his own blog Poetry for Grave Diggers. 

About the publisher: 33 1/3 is a series of books each devoted to a classic albums. The series was launched by Bloomsbury in 2003 and has published over 100 titles.

4.75 x 6.5 inches, 136 pages.