The greatest jazz was created and nourished by locally-based African-American folklore. Some of the many musicians involved in that community were also possessed with the desire to innovate. Since it is easier to write about, many jazz critics -- especially white jazz critics -- have made more of the innovation than the folklore.Send comments to Tim.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Don't miss Ethan Iverson's fascinating essay "From the Ground Up" on Do the Math. Excerpt: