Jazz has become a part of America like apple pie and baseball, but Court Carney’s Cuttin’ Up: How Jazz Got America’s Ear shows a period in time when Jazz wasn’t accepted. Carney describes how the original people who created Jazz had to be sucked out of the art form so that it could become popular. Jazz was a highly criticized music genre, due to its elements that combine other genres of music. Carney performs CPR onto the art form by injecting the people and the history back into the shell of what popular Jazz became. Continue reading
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