Ben Ratliff
Ben Ratliff

Ben Ratliff wrote about jazz for the New York Times from 1996 to 2016. He teaches at New York University and is the author of Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty.

Culturebox
Dec. 15 2016 12:09 PMJazz HateLa La Land may be a great movie about dreams, but as a movie about jazz, it’s a muddle of clichés.
Dialogues
Nov. 6 2007 4:02 PMI Often Feel Like I'm Writing About Birdsong
Dialogues
Nov. 5 2007 1:01 PMEverything's Permitted, and No One's Listening
Jazz
Sept. 18 1996 3:30 AMMoody BluesThe orchestral music of Miles Davis and Gil Evans.
Dialogues
Nov. 7 2007 2:53 PMAll Art Is Performance Art
Dialogues
Nov. 6 2007 7:38 AMWill There Be Deep Confusion About What Is Really Important?
Pop
Jan. 29 1997 3:30 AMA Little Bit CountryNashville grows self-conscious.