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The Future Of Jazz

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Jazz is now 100 years old, a venerable American institution predicated on the unpredictable. But recent signs-ranging from Ken Burns's documentary Jazz: A History of America's Music to the dominance, in terms of sales, of reissues over new recordings-have made many question whether jazz's past has now become more important than its future, or whether jazz has any future at ...more
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Published June 6th 2003 by Chicago Review Press (first published May 1st 2002)
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Donovan Foote
Gathering ten critics to respond to each others' ideas through email on topics which really have no single answer sounds like a recipe for tedium... and at times it was. This book is essentially a conversation between well-versed jazz enthusiasts. At times, I just wasn't familiar with the pieces and players they were referring too and the reference was lost on me. I did enjoy the back and forth between critics, generally someone would make an interesting point. In the end I felt this was like li ...more
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