Monday, October 17, 2011

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Don't miss Ethan Iverson's fascinating essay "From the Ground Up" on Do the Math. Excerpt:
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.
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