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From the archives:
Jazz in The Atlantic Monthly
A collection of Atlantic articles on jazz from 1922 to the present.
"Black and White Intertwined," by
William H. Youngren (February 1999)
A groundbreaking new history documents the rich collaboration between black and white players in the early decades of jazz.
"Like Young," by
Francis Davis (July 1996)
Jazz has been attracting its first
young audiences in decades -- but are they hearing
a music without a future?
"Born Out of Time,"
by Francis Davis (April 1988)
Wynton Marsalis and his contemporaries recapitulate modern jazz.
"Jazz, Hot and Cold," by
Arnold Sundgaard (July 1955)
A discussion of the position of jazz in 1955.
by Whitney Balliett (November 1953)
"American jazz is in a peculiar but encouraging position today. Loved all over the world, it is still regarded as somewhat of a black sheep at home."
"Jazz: A Musical Discussion," by
Carl Engel (August 1922)
"Jazz is upon us, everywhere. To deny the fact is to assume the classic ostrich pose, head buried in the sand, tail feathers to the sun."
From Atlantic Unbound:
Interviews: "The Shape of Jazz and What's to Come" (December 4, 1997)
Tom Piazza and Eric Nisenson discuss the current state -- and future -- of one of America's most celebrated art forms.
Interviews: "Bebop and Beyond?," (July 1996)
Francis Davis, author of Bebop and Nothingness: Jazz and Pop at the End of the Century, talks about jazz in the nineties -- its influences, rising stars, and prospects for the future.
Elsewhere on the Web
Links to related material on other Web sites.
Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns
The official companion Web site to Ken Burns's PBS series. The site includes musicians' and composers' biographies; information about cities that played a significant role in the history of jazz; music clips; and nationwide events listings.
Ken Burns: Jazz
General information about the documentary, a biography of Ken Burns, related links, and ordering information for the show's companion book and CDs. Posted by Legacy Recordings, the company that produced the Jazz boxed set of CDs.
All About Jazz
An online magazine offering jazz articles, interviews, reviews, musician profiles, performance notices, a timeline of jazz history, and more.