A few of our morning jazz appreciation minutes maybe got a little bookish, so let’s not forget that Jazz, at the end of the day, is popular music. It’s there to give you a lift. Take it home, Wynton.
The last episode of Ken Burn’s jazz. A Masterpiece by Midnight, available on Kanopy, looks at what unites the music and makes it distinctly American , despite all the difference styles. You can stream albums by all the players we looked at on Hoopla.