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How Brains See Music as Language

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A new Johns Hopkins study looks at the neuroscience of jazz and the power of improvisation.
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My Bill Evans Problem--Jaded Visions of Jazz and Race

My Bill Evans Problem--Jaded Visions of Jazz and Race | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Throughout my life, it had been drilled into me that jazz was created by blacks and represented the apex of African-American musical civilization. 

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Compiling as a Creative Act: What Duke Ellington’s Remixing Reveals about Plagiarism and Innovation

Compiling as a Creative Act: What Duke Ellington’s Remixing Reveals about Plagiarism and Innovation | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

In the altogether fantastic Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington (public library) — one of the best biographies and memoirs of 2013 — Terry Teachout reveals that for the beloved composer, who was already a man of curious paradoxes, this creative duality was as palpable as the line between plagiarism and originality was blurred. Ellington, it turns out, made a regular habit of “borrowing” melodic fragments composed by the soloists in his famed orchestra, then transforming them into hit songs — without credit, creative or financial, to the originators.

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All About Jazz

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AllAboutJazz.com covers the world of jazz music with reviews, interviews, forums, a photo gallery, free jazz downloads, jazz videos and the latest jazz news.
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