Did Taxes Change the Course of Jazz History?
As many of us wave our tax dollars goodbye in our annual mid-April ritual, NPR’s Patrick Jarenwattananon speculates on the role taxes might have played in the history of jazz. Did entertainment taxes suppress big band jazz and foster the popularity of listening to be-bop? A provocative notion, in retrospect; we wonder what Dizzy Gillespie would have thought.
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Buddy DeFranco, Sonny Clark and bebop
Marc Myers of Jazz Wax inteviewed Buddy DeFranco in 2010 about his illustrious career in bebop which began with his quartet featuring Kenny Drew and Art Blakey which in 1954 evolved into a wonderful quartet with Sonny Clark which also included Tal Farlow for a time. It was a great band and was the subject of one of Mosaic’s earliest sets.
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