Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Be Bop a Lew Wow

I just picked up a great book at the Crow- Jazz: A history (original title- Jazz: Hot and Hybrid) by Winthorp Sargeant. It was written in the '30's and revised in the '60's, and you can tell, because he uses terms such as 'negroid' and 'coon songs'

Here is a quote on people defining jazz by there own terms

"It was not long afterward that Marxist ideologists were discovering that jazz was really the music of the downtrodden proletariat, and that the abandon, regularity (or something) of its rhythm was really a satirical, martial (or something) protest against the evils of capitalist society." Hot stuff indeed.

jazzily yours, jB (the le duo)

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