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Jazz – Anarchy Music?

No conductor. No organizer. No composer. No boss. No archos. So anarchy. At the big festivals this summer, the common jazz language was exchanged.

Joda. There are big bands with conductors. But as soon as it's the jazz soloists' turn, they get up and play whatever they want. There are organizers and composers, but the purpose of jazz is to improvise on what is written. There are orchestra leaders – but their most important task is to get the band jobs. They radiate happiness when fellow musicians show that they are capable of doing what they want.

Is a jazz band then an anarchy?

Yes – the closest we get. . .

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Stendahl is a jazz and self-taught urban historian.

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