Messin’ With The Blues

You'd think that seven films lasting up to 90 minutes each would offer limitless space for a thorough examination of the past, present and future of the blues, but Martin Scorsese's grand concept adds up to less than the sum of its parts.

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You’d think that seven films lasting up to 90 minutes each would offer limitless space for a thorough examination of the past, present and future of the blues, but Martin Scorsese’s grand concept adds up to less than the sum of its parts. Ken Burns’ series on jazz hit critical turbulence for failing to acknowledge the music’s continuing evolution, but The Blues is a far worse offender in its recycling of clich

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