An Open Letter to Nicholas Payton: How Far Are You Willing to Go?

Dear Mr. Payton, I recently read your November 27 blog post entitled "On Why Jazz Isn't Cool Anymore" in which you, among other things, argue that jazz stopped being cool in 1959.  But your main point was explaining your decision to reject the term jazz and to critique the very word, arguing that it has …

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