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Is Conventional Jazz History Distorted by Myths?
Journal of Jazz Studies
<p>A recent book by jazz musician Randall Sandke strongly criticizes jazz writers and scholars for presenting a biased and misleading picture of jazz history. His basic thesis is that, because of ideology, the standard jazz texts exaggerate the importance of African American culture in the development of jazz, thereby creating a mythology of jazz. This article examines one aspect of Sandke's thesis: his assertion that the myths created by earlier jazz writers are being perpetuated by presentdoi:10.14713/jjs.v8i1.30 fatcat:zvvdv4lwwfbvznbl3gnooxzawy