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The creative struggle of Brian Wilson

Brian Torff, professor of music and a noted jazz bassist, talked with CNN’s Todd Leopold about Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s composing skills: “The thing that was great about ‘Pet Sounds’ is here was a guy who could craft something that was almost symphonic. Before the Beatles, before ‘Sgt. Pepper’s,’ he was already doing incredible things … really expanding the boundaries of what rock and pop music could be.”

Published in cnn.com on 1/14/12

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