The Sweet Sounds of Stepping Out

April 23, 2015
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Upon listening to a current jazz album in a recent interview, African American jazz bassist Christian McBride surprisingly stated, “well what do you know: a jazz record that sounds like jazz.”[1] What exactly does jazz sound like to McBride? He claims that “in the jazz world right now, it’s not too popular to play swing […]

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Intend to Be Independently

April 23, 2015
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Jazz has long been a fusion of multiple musical genres that results from the bridging of typically separate cultural forces. Jazz musicians develop their dynamism by necessity; their bills being paid essentially by the audience, jazz players survive best who can play whatever the people want to hear. Nina Simone’s tumultuous uphill journey from her […]

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The Sami: Swedish Jazz’s Harlem Substitute

April 23, 2015
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The Sami are a relatively small ethnic group of people. The exact number of Sami people is unknown, but it is estimated that there are 44,000 to 50,000 in total, and only 10,000 of them live in Sweden. Some people believe that there could be as many as 200,000 Sami combined living in four different […]

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Protected: My Solo Brother From Another Mother!

April 29, 2013
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Protected: Nazi Signifyin': Charlie and his Orchestra

April 28, 2013
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Protected: Hot Club of Cowtown?: Hot Jazz, Western Swing and Country Music

April 28, 2013
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Protected: Cuban Jazz: Dance Music or Art Music?

April 28, 2013
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Protected: From The Free World: How the German Soldiers Saved Jazz

April 28, 2013
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Protected: African American Music as Leftist Politics: Italian Posses and the Harlem Communist Party

April 28, 2013
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Protected: Josephine Baker: Jazz Warrior of World War II

April 28, 2013
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Protected: The Ritual of European Jazz

April 28, 2013
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Protected: How Joe Venuti Influenced American Jazz with his Italian Spirit

April 28, 2013
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Protected: A Taste of Jam

April 28, 2013
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Protected: “Gypsy”/ Jazz: Unsettling Parallels Spanning Old and New Worlds

April 28, 2013
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Protected: Charles Lloyd in Soviet Russia

April 28, 2013
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Protected: A Blaze in the Northern Sky: A Comparison of Jazz and Black Metal in Norway

April 28, 2013
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