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Jazz 2010: What Does the Future Hold?

What is the future of jazz? Better yet, what is the future of humankind? With existence temporal at best, it seems likely that humankind’s long … Read More "Jazz 2010: What Does the Future Hold?"

What is the future of jazz? Better yet, what is the future of humankind? With existence temporal at best, it seems likely that humankind’s long standing fascination with the future is more a longing for survival than the search for a road map to buried treasure.

Late one night, while assembling this missive and pondering the fate of the music that has served as an inspired soundtrack for my own convoluted gambol to the 21st century, I got an offer I couldn’t refuse. A quick and easy answer to everything. The first five minutes of this “consultation” would be free with a charge of $3.99 a minute thereafter. Five minutes of “enlightened” prognostication gratis from a professional soothsayer? What did I have to lose?

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