Consider and answer questions below only related to American Jazz. Aim for around 250 words. Focus on making your writing original, substantive, and on-topic. Your writing and replies must be your own work.
FIRST Part 1: We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite.
Listen to at least two of the five pieces from We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite (1960). You can find the entire album at the following youtube video:
Discuss the music and its relation to black activism, the avant-garde, and the civil rights movement.
SECOND Part 2: Why isn’t jazz more popular?
Why do you think jazz music is not more popular? Do you think jazz is deserving of more attention in the landscape of contemporary music? Why or why not?