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All About JazzBurke's book is a critical reexamination of 52nd Street's history with particular focus on racial relations, the social ethos of 'bachelor' culture, the development and popularity of jazz genres and the aesthetic tension between jazz viewed as a 'high' art form of spontaneous individual expression versus jazz as standardized popular (read: 'low') entertainment. . . . More than a historical retread, Burke's treatment of the aforementioned themes makes for stimulating and informative reading.
— Tom Greenland