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by Brad Glanden
Jazz has always been human-centric, a fact that has marginalized the work of non-humans who have contributed to the art form. Newly unearthed recordings indicate that animals have not just played a role in the evolution of jazz--they invented it.
On Zoo Note Records' Live From Noah's Ark: The Complete Recordings, every variant of jazz--from New Orleans to post-bop and beyond--is revealed as the product of bestial ingenuity that predates the first man-made strides by zillions of years.
When God ...read more