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The Pulse of Jazz in American History and Culture by Hentoff 

This is a great article pointing out many great points of the relationship between Jazz and Democracy. The Pulse of Jazz in American History and Culture There are several great points and quotations about the relationship between jazz and democracy in this article. Wynton Marsalis: "One of the beautiful things about jazz improvisation," Wynton told …

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Jazz at Lincoln Center 

Jazz at Lincoln Center

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Jazz in West Germany: Early 20th Century 

Kater, M. 2006, New democracy and alternative culture: jazz in West Germany after the second world war. (journal article, accessible online) Kater, M. 1992, Different Drummers: Jazz in the culture of Nazi Germany. "He offers a frightening and fascinating look at life and popular culture during the Third Reich, showing that for the Nazis, jazz …

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White House Jazz Studio 

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Nat Hentoff: Jazz and Democracy 

Nat Hentoff: Jazz and Democracy

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Nat Hentoff 

The Nat Hentoff Reader A Jazz critic and Constitution defender.

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Jazzocracy: Jazz, Democracy, and the Creation of a New American Mythology 

This book is written by a political consultant and Jazz bassist, Kabir Sehgal. "While touring with Wynton Marsalis and assisting John Kerry s presidential bid, Sehgal noticed similarities between American democracy and jazz. In both, he sees a balance between the individual and the group, independence and cooperation; both allow room for improvisation while maintaining …

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Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa 

This book is written by Ingrid Monson, a Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music at Harvard University. "An insightful examination of the impact of the Civil Rights Movement and African Independence on jazz in the 1950s and 60s, Freedom Sounds traces the complex relationships among music, politics, aesthetics, and activism through the lens of …

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