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"In Hollywood if you're good looking, tall, have OK teeth and nice skin, the odds of being successful are great. If you're short and fat, it's a different story. But as long as you look like a leading man type, half your job is done already." -- John Corbett
John Corbett is a writer, musician, radio host, teacher, record producer, concert promoter, and gallery owner based in Chicago. He is best known among musicians and music fans as a champion of free jazz and free improvisation. In recent years he has become known in the visual art world as well through his Corbett vs. Dempsey gallery.

Corbett's activities include:
  • musician playing free improvisation, usually on acoustic guitar
  • staff writer for Down Beat magazine
  • curator, with Ken Vandermark, of the Wednesday night jazz series at the Empty Bottle in Chicago, since 1996
  • artistic director of the Berlin Jazz Festival in 2002
  • record producer; he curates the Unheard Music Series for Atavistic Records, reissuing both classic and obscure recordings of free jazz and free improvisation, and has also produced new recordings by Peter Brtzmann and others
  • adjunct associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he has taught since 1988
  • co-owner, with Jim Dempsey, of Corbett vs. Dempsey, a Chicago art gallery
For many years he hosted a radio show on WHPK called Radio Dada. More recently, he has co-hosted a jazz show called Writer's Block on WNUR with fellow jazz writers Kevin Whitehead and Lloyd Sachs.

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Total Books: 48
Vinyl Freak Love Letters to a Dying Medium
2017 - Vinyl Freak Love Letters to a Dying Medium (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822363668
ISBN-10: 0822363666
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Monster Roster Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago
2016 - Monster Roster Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780935573480
ISBN-10: 0935573488
Genre: Arts & Photography
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A Listener's Guide to Free Improvisation
2016 - A Listener's Guide to Free Improvisation (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780226301778
ISBN-10: 022630177X
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference
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Microgroove Forays into Other Music
2015 - Microgroove Forays Into Other Music (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780822359005
ISBN-10: 0822359006
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Beginning Old English
2013 - Beginning Old English (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780230301405
ISBN-10: 0230301401
Genre: Reference
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Sun Ra  Ay Aton Space Interiors and Exteriors 1972
2013 - Sun Ra Ay Aton Space Interiors and Exteriors 1972 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780984589210
ISBN-10: 098458921X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Albert Oehlen
2012 - Albert Oehlen (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783836535618
ISBN-10: 3836535610
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference
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English in Medical Education An Intercultural Approach to Teaching Language and Values
2012 - English in Medical Education an Intercultural Approach to Teaching Language and Values [Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781847697752
ISBN-10: 1847697755
Genre: Reference
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Christopher Wool
2012 - Christopher Wool (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783935567596
ISBN-10: 3935567596
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Intercultural Language Activities with CD-ROM
2010 - Intercultural Language Activities with Cd-rom [Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780521741880
ISBN-10: 0521741882
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Historical and Biographical Reminiscences of Schuyler by a Local Historian Published in the Watkins Express Beginning in 1889 by John Corbett Assistant Editor
Historical and Biographical Reminiscences of Schuyler by a Local Historian
2010 - Historical and Biographical Reminiscences of Schuyler By a Local Historian (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781152209794
ISBN-10: 1152209795
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Sir David Lyndsay's a Satire of the Three Estates
2009 - Sir David Lyndsay's a Satire of the Three Estates [Scotnotes] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780948877957
ISBN-10: 0948877952
Genre: Children's Books
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Understanding Grammar in Scotland Today
2009 - Understanding Grammar in Scotland Today (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780948877933
ISBN-10: 0948877936
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CRIME PREVENTION
2009 - Crime Prevention (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780578021805
ISBN-10: 0578021803
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Exploring English With Online Corpora An Introduction
2009 - Exploring English with Online Corpora an Introduction (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780230551398
ISBN-10: 0230551394
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The Lake Country
2009 - The Lake Country (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781110682638
ISBN-10: 1110682638
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JUSTICE
2009 - Justice (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780578000336
ISBN-10: 0578000334
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Copenhagen And Berkeley Presentations
2008 - Copenhagen and Berkeley Presentations (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781440425684
ISBN-10: 144042568X
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Making Shapes with Slate and Marla A Gurteen Anthology
2004 - Making Shapes with Slate and Marla a Gurteen Anthology (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780954761905
ISBN-10: 0954761901
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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West Dickens Avenue  A Marine at Khe Sanh
2004 - West Dickens Avenue a Marine at Khe Sanh (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780739310298
ISBN-10: 0739310291
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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2003 - An Intercultural Approach to English Language Teaching [Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education, 7] (Paperback)Hardcover
Design for Manufacture Strategies Principles and Techniques [Addison Wesley Series in Manufacturing Systems] (Hardcover)