This year was a particularly fertile year for new, contemporary music by young composers. If the music has to be categorized at all it probably falls into that all-encompassing genre we call " jazz."
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DeJohnette was recently honored with the NEA Jazz Masters award which is the nation's highest honor in jazz. With such achievements the man can afford to make music his way, and on Sound Travels he does precisely that.
It is truly unfair that the enormous attention we place on jazz's glorious past shapes our view of its present as being less popular and inferior by comparison, when this isn't the case at all.
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