A Brief History of the Origins of Jazz’s Sexism

"Still, the male jazz musician accepts and takes for granted that at every step he'll be dealing with other men—from club owners to booking agents to bandleaders, fellow players, reviewers and writers in the press: a male-dominated profession.  The language that describes jazz, and jazz musicians, reflects this reality. . . . The actor in …

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It’s Not about Cyrille Aimee’s Eyes and Curls

I recently got a press release for singer Cyrille Aimee's new album that featured the following blurb: "When you see Cyrille Aimée perform, you instantly fall in love with her—her voice, eyes, curls and the joyful spirit she invests in each song." The quote comes from a 2013 interview with Aimee by the singer Roseanna …

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