“What Is Jazz?”
Taylor –a noted jazz pianist, historian, & educator — discusses jazz from its roots in the African-American slavery experience, through the early days of ragtime, & onward through swing, bop, & progressive jazz. Excerpts can be sorted by artist or jazz style. They’re organized around questions, such as:
- Where was jazz born?
- How did swing become bebop?
- How is bebop influencing today’s jazz artists?
- Where do ideas for improvisation come from? (KC)