Jason Moran: Genius and/or very hard worker

The MacArthur Fellowship to pianist/composer/bandleader Jason Moran follows from that Foundation’s ongoing trend to give $500,000 no-strings-attached to musicians who’ve demonstrated accomplishment and seem to promise more. Here’s my City Arts-New York column  re what Moran’s done and how things have changed since Monk, Bird, Dizzy et al brought modernism to jazz, without any dream of non-profit or governmental financial support.

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