Could “jazz” really be worth saving?
The genre is a contested space. That might be a good thing.
Over the past week — even as I obsess over the looming fate of abortion rights, the latest COVID case explosion, and the ongoing horror in Ukraine — I’ve found the time to think about “jazz.”
Maybe that sounds like par for the course here, in any given week. Fair point. But I’m referring as much to the scare quotes as to the…