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History / Criticism
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European JazzEuropean Jazz
European Jazz
A Comparative Investigation into the Reception and Impact of Jazz in Interwar Paris and the Weimar Republic

Both Paris and the Weimar Republic were fascinated with American jazz in the interwar period. Because of jazz's connection to African American culture, this fascination is linked with the themes of identity and race relations. This work …

Deep Dive with Lewis PorterDeep Dive with Lewis Porter
Deep Dive with Lewis Porter

Since 2017, historian, author, musician, and educator, Dr. Lewis Porter has brought his extensive knowledge and insight to an online jazz history series from WBGO. Occasionally features guest writers.The following articles have be…

Hanging the JudgeHanging the Judge
Hanging the Judge

A piece on the controversy surrounding Stanley Crouch and his JazzTimes article “Putting the White Man in Charge” (April 2003) and his being fired from the magazine as a result, as well as larger issues of racism & white-bias within …

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