Other Places: Jazz And Poverty

The subtitle above may seem like a redundancy, and for too many musicians, it is. Fellow artsjournal blogger Howard Mandel's newest post offers a question— “Are hard times good for jazz?” —and answers it at some length, complete with a classic 1930s film clip. The reader comments are also interesting. To see the piece, click here. Nice work, Howard. I wish I'd thought of that. … [Read more...]