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Article: What is Jazz?

The Non-Classical Nature of America's Classical Music

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"Every civilization is known by its culture, and jazz is America's greatest contribution to the world--it is our “classical" music. Jazz is spontaneous, honest, and natural, and it is a celebration of life itself." --Tony Bennett (Hasse, 1999: Foreword) “The music, consequently, is being misrepresented, distorted, misconstrued, and capitalized upon by others than its ...


Article: New York @ Night

An Indictment on the Jazz Establishment

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The recent dismissal of writer Stanley Crouch from Jazz Times because he has already made his “point many times about what jazz is and who can play it," has been the subject of numerous conversations for the past few months. The interestingly-timed and clearly unprofessional canning of Crouch brings into play a serious exposure of a ...


Article: What is Jazz?

A Talk with Dr. Larry Ross

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The history of jazz has been told, re-told, written, re-written, presented and re-presented ad nauseum. An often revisionist chronicle of jazz neglecting certain aspects and exaggerating others has overwhelmed the amassing literature. With African-American Jazz Musicians in the Diaspora, Dr. Larry Ross a trained anthropologist but more importantly a skilled, seasoned, award-winning musician aims to set ...


Article: Album Review

DJ CAM: Soulshine

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Taking a slightly different turn than past releases, former Parisian graffiti artist and current DJ/ producer Cam presents Soulshine, a work of ambient energy, soulful seduction--and in the truest sense, a work of fusion. As a tribute to numerous forms and styles of African American music, DJ Cam teases the line between the ...


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