Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nothing is safe …

… Jazz Profiles: The Birth {and Death} of the Cool. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Gioia deftly argues that what began in the Jazz Age [Bix Beiderbecke] and became iconic in the 1950s with Miles Davis, James Dean, and others has been manipulated and stretched, and pushed to the breaking point – not just in our media, entertainment and fashion industries, but also by corporations, political leaders, and special institutions.

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