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Girls Don't Like Real Jazz: A Jazz Patriot Speaks Out Hardcover – 2004
Girls Don't Like Real Jazz is the funniest book ever written about jazz and its place of importance in American culture. But, GDLRJ is neither just funny nor just for American jazz fans. It is for anyone concerned that the United States is losing its cultural identity. The declining jazz business in America should be seen as a canary in a coal mine for our nation's overall decline. Jazz is being squeezed out by a modern culture that is turning its back on its own rich history. Through stories and suggestions on how to save jazz from impending doom, jazz writer and social commentator Walter Kolosky argues that the loss of jazz is a foreign policy issue. To let its American roots die away is tantamount to treason in Kolosky's opinion. That being said, the author believes that if the ship is destined to go down, we may as well have a few laughs with our salt water. The author is hopeful that maybe we can bail fast enough. GDLRJ is a guide book for jazz fans and other socially conscious individuals to use in a battle to help save jazz. Use it wisely. Kolosky definitely knows his stuff when it comes to music. He's also an extremely versatile writer who provides a good deal of serious information, infused with a healthy dose of humor. With Girls Don't Like Real Jazz, he offers readers a journey through the jazz world quite unlike anything else. – Kyle Simpler This book serves equally well as a user-friendly intro, a topic of conversation and debate or brain food for the more seriously minded thinkers in the jazz fraternity. It may turn out that girls don't like real jazz, but anyone should find real entertainment in this book. - Marco Anderson- Special to Abstract Logix
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