2009-06-19

Paul Whiteman against jazz

This curious statement, not favouring -to say the least- jazz dancing was made by popular bandleader Paul Whiteman to the American Society of Teachers of Dancing and published in the New York Times (August 31, 1923):

"I hold no brief for jazz, and any change the dancing masters can make in rhythm will be welcome. I'll be the first to play and will do my best to popularize it. (...)"



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