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JT Editor Evan Haga Introduces the October 2014 Issue

Take jazz for granted

Ah, the summer of 2014: the season in which two articles made jazz’s online community flip its lid, throwing into sharp relief the importance of having interests outside of jazz and the Internet.

The first shot fired was of course “Sonny Rollins: In His Own Words,” a satirical column written by Django Gold and posted to The New Yorker‘s website in late July. I didn’t care for it but I also didn’t take it as a sign of the apocalypse; more than anything I wondered what exactly Gold was aiming for, so I assigned him the goodhearted guest column. (If you tracked the ordeal you were interested in his reasoning too, so don’t call me an apologist.)

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