| STYLE |
Dixieland, swing, be-bop, "free jazz," fusion, and the various sub-genres they begot.
"Sing, Sing, Sing" (Benny Goodman), "Cotton Tail" (Duke Ellington), "Take Five" (Dave Brubeck), "Giant Steps" (John Coltrane), "Scrapple from the Apple" (Charlie Parker)
"Jazz," says Wynton Marsalis in the booklet, "gives us a glimpse into what America is going to be when it becomes itself. This music tells you that it will become itself."
ROLE MODEL STATUS
In uniting European and African musics, jazz musicians demonstrate the blessedness of peacemaking.