Developing wider listening: jazz, part 1

Simon Rushby
Thursday, September 21, 2023

Few musical genres developed faster than jazz. Within some 30 years, this loosely termed style rose from African-American folk beginnings to become the most popular music in America. Much of this success can be attributed to simultaneously fast technological developments in recording and broadcasting, which allowed new forms of music to be heard across the country (and before long, the world) within hours of their creation.

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