Jazz is one of the only quintessentially American art forms, and it’s important. Every music collection in American libraries should contain a solid representation of the genre.
Can I get all self-referential for a minute? During an American Library Association conference in Chicago a couple of years back, I stumbled into a Casiotone for the Painfully Alone concert and was mesmerized by Owen Ashworth’s onstage channeling of both Morrissey and Kraftwerk, surrounded by a table full of cheap keyboards and effects pedals. […]