Library Journal chimes with an article the best books about jazz: Library Journal - In Praise of Blue Notes: "More than a century after its birth in New Orleans, jazz continues to thrive by resisting assimilation and definition. Spontaneity, experimentation, and individuality have defined this music since Louis Armstrong brought everything into focus with his seminal Hot Fives and Sevens recordings in the late 1920s. As a result, many of jazz's greatest moments are as ephemeral as sand paintings." In Praise of Blue Notes Web Addendum
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