The “J” Word: Why “#Jazz”?

Many of the greatest practitioners of this music have always detested the word “Jazz.” “It’s a nigger word,” railed Miles Davis, in a rare 1980 radio interview. “It means nigger music…when white people hear the word they think of niggers fucking and shit like that.” Duke Ellington said as much when he remarked about xxxx. […]

via The “J” Word: Why “Jazz”? — A Black Writer in Berlin

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