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I Discovered Jazz In America

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A beautiful quote by Jean-Paul Sartre from his article I Discovered Jazz in America from 1947, after listening to jazz musicians play at Nick’s pub, New York:
… they are  speaking to the best part of you, the toughest, the freest, the part that wants neither  melody nor refrain, but the deafening climax of the moment. Goes well with this blog here, I would say…

More from the article: Jazz is like bananas – it must be consumed on the spot. God knows there are recordings in France, and some sad imitators. But all they do is give us an excuse to shed a few tears in pleasant company. Like everyone else, I really discovered jazz in America. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 1, 2010 at 12:05 pm