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The Master Of Jazz

One hundred thirty years of Black Entertainment, Big Bands, and the Blues Jazz is not yet 100 years old (Jelly Roll Morton used to claim that he personally invented it in 1902; the claim was exaggerated but the year was about right), yet already a welath of history has accumulated around the music. Like most […]

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When Jazz Met Pop

Although the critics have said it, the observation remains valid: America’s only significant contribution to music has been jazz and the popular song. Both came into being at the turn of the century and reached their apotheosis in the Twenties, Thirties, and early Forties. Both held themselves at arm’s length from the “serious” composers, who, […]

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