Jazz Reflection 2

Jazz Reflection 2 - Ryan Linton Dr Michelman 16 January...

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Ryan Linton Dr. Michelman 16 January 2007 Jazz History “The Location of Jass” Until this point in class, one of the Walser readings which is named “The Location of Jass” was striking to me personally. Overall, the article says that jazz is not really music. The article is clearly racist and is solely based on the opinions of its author, meaning that an article like that today would never be published in a paper without facing legal claims and lawsuits. The article from the Times-Picayune is a highly biased article saying that music by white people is good music while music by African Americans was not nearly as good. The author of this article has strong feelings about jazz not being real music and makes many metaphors to push his point even more. For example, he says that the music made by white people is part of the “great Assembly Hall of melody.” He goes on to say that “this inner court of harmony is where all the truly great music is enjoyed.” He describes that within the house there is a basement where you will find the “servants’ hall
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