Monday, September 24, 2012

"We Alaways Swing" season preview by Amy Wilder

America has a long history of cultural rebellion and revolution, of questioning even the recently established status quo and of constantly struggling to reshape identity. We habitually take old styles and values, shake them out, reinvent them and — from government and music to sports or religion — give birth to something fresh. Jazz is one of the bred-in-the-bone creations of American culture. The spirit of the genre is that of constant refashioning, and the unbound freedom of the music itself reflects our proud individuality.

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