Post­ed by Bec­ca Kantor

If your eye is caught by the host of col­or­ful pen-and-ink car­i­ca­tures on the cov­er of Ricar­do Covolo’s 101 Artists to Lis­ten to Before You Die … just wait until you look inside.

Writ­ten (by hand!) as a diary trac­ing the his­to­ry of music Johann Sebas­t­ian Bach to Chief Keef, the book is chock-full of por­traits in Covolo’s dis­tinc­tive, evoca­tive style. This one will be trea­sured by music afi­ciona­dos, art-lovers, and gen­er­al read­ers alike.

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Bec­ca Kan­tor is the edi­to­r­i­al direc­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and its annu­al print lit­er­ary jour­nal, Paper Brigade. She received an MA in cre­ative writ­ing from the Uni­ver­si­ty of East Anglia. Bec­ca spent a year in Esto­nia on a Ful­bright schol­ar­ship, writ­ing and study­ing the coun­try’s Jew­ish his­to­ry, and anoth­er year in Ger­many vol­un­teer­ing at the Neuengamme Con­cen­tra­tion Camp Memo­r­i­al. She lives in Brooklyn.