Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Research Note: Jazz, Radio, and Modernism

"Jazz music and the idea of a jazz culture (modern, yet primitive; technologically driven, but emotionally based) spoke to the ambiguities Americans felt about modern life and became the symbol of the age. However, a better, more pervasive symbol for the times is radio, since radio brought the events and trends of the era to individual Americans."

Charles J. Shindo. 1927 and the Rise of Modern America, pp. 137-138.

Click here to listen to an interview with Charles Shindo.

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