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"real jazz" without overwhelming
listeners that may be hearing ele-
ments of modern jazz for the first
Spalding believes that the radio.
is an extremely valuable tool to
expose listeners to new kinds of
"The benefit of the radio is, some-
thing beyond your realm of knowl-
edge can surprise you, can enter
your realm of knowledge," Spald-
ing explained to NPR host Rachel
Martin. "Part of the premise of that
stems from my concern about the
accessibility ofjazz,justhow people
can access it. If you don't already
know about jazz music, how would
you be exposed? How would get an
opportunity to find out if it spoke to
you? If you get exposed to it enough,
you might find a taste for it."
This is the magic of Spalding's
music. Her recordings contain a
little bit of everything, yet it's vir-
tually impossible to pinpoint any
one genre at any given moment.
It's a futile effort to try to define
her recordings using traditional
musical labels. Spalding simply
makes music - thoughtful, delib-
erate, spirited music.
Perhaps the most intriguing
parts of Spalding's compositions
and arrangements are the quiet
moments: some sustained bass
notes, the light touch of a drum
stick on a cymbal, the whispers
of an organ. These moments give
the music some breathing room.
As listeners' minds float in this
nebulous space, they are able to
contemplate what they just heard
and wonder what will come next.
It'9 a far cry from the conventions
of mainstream popular music,
which has been characterized
by increasing volume, greater
homogenization and less variety,
according to a recent article pub-
lished in Scientific Reports.
The result of Spalding's efforts
is an organic musical experience
that has a powerful emotional
impact on all listeners, no matter
what genres of music they claim
to prefer. Spalding's musical tal-
ent is a force to be reckoned with
- yet her thoughtfulness, compas-
sion, optimism, appreciation for
a wide variety of musical styles
and desire to share the spotlight
are what set her apart from other
popular musicians today.
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very distinctive, satisfying flavor.
For example, "Radio Music
Society" contains enough pop
elements to satisfy the existing
tastes of mainstream audiences
without making the music for-
mulaic or unoriginal. At the same
time, Spalding pours the perfect
amount of jazz into the mix. An
occasional trumpet squeal, big
band riff, intricate piano solo or
lively bass line from Spalding her-
self is enough to satisfy fans of
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In this Jan. 23,1969 file photo, McCracken (far right) poses with Nixon's team of economic advisors called the "Quadriad.'
ormer U Prof. Paul
McCrc..kendie s at 9
A2 races to
City Council seats
up for grabs in
By GIACOMO BOLOGNA
The city primary election is only
a day away and tomorrow's ballot
will feature several local races.
Aside from voting on state and
Ann Arbor residents
will have to decide
on the mayor and the
Ann Arbor City Coun-
The council consists of 10 mem-
bers, with two members represent-
ing each of the city's five wards.
Every year, one councilmember per
ward is elected.
This year, four of the five wards
have contested races. In Ann Arbor,
there is no Republican primary, but
the Democratic primary on Aug.
7 will decide which Democrat is
placed on the ballot this November.
Current councilmembers Sandi
Smith (D-Ward 1) and Carsten
Hohnke (D-Ward 5) are not seek-
ing re-election in their respective
wards. Previous city council candi-
date Sumi Kailasapathy and new-
comer Eric Sturgis are vying for
the seat left open by Smith in the 1st
ward, while Vivienne Armentrout
and Chuck Warpehoski are the
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Economist served five
presidents, had eight
By JACOB AXELRAD
Editor in Chief
Paul McCracken, former chair-
man of the Council of Economic
Advisers under President Richard
Nixon and University Professor
Emeritus of business administra-
tion, died in Ann Arbor at the age
of 96 on Friday.
Upon graduating from Wil-
liam Penn University, McCracken
took a position teaching English
at Berea College in Kentucky. And
after obtaining a master's degree
in economics from Harvard Uni-
versity, he joined the Department
of Commerce' in 1943 where he
made the prediction that would
ultimately put him oncthe econom-
While most economists
believed the post-World War II
economy would revert back to
Depression-era conditions in a
process known as "secular stagna-
tion," McCracken went against the
grain, predicting a surge in eco-
nomic growth that turned out to
be true, according to Sidney Jones,
a colleague of McCracken in both
the Nixon administration's coun-
cil of economic advisers and the
Ross School of Business.
"McCracken, as a remarkable
young man, made this correct
forecast, and it really made his
repitation," Jones said.
McCracken - an Edmund Ezra
Day Distinguished University
Professor Emeritus - came to the
Universityin 1947 where he taught
in the Business School while also
holding positions in Washington
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