Playing tracks by
Jerzy Milian, Slide Hampton & Vaclav Zahradnik Big Band, Aura Urziceanu, Det Beskidte Dusin, Jiri Stivin and more.
"For many fans, European jazz has tended to be regarded not for what it is, but for what it is not, which is American jazz.
Around the world jazz raises issues of authenticity. Does an art form originated in America become less meaningful when played by non-Americans?
From this standpoint, jazz has a fixed identity, representing something intrinsically American. This American art form has become a global music because American culture is hegemonic to the world. Thus to non-Americans, jazz has also become their music, expressive of their own unique identity. In this view, jazz becomes their music through the lived experiences of playing the music in a way that makes sense of their own local cultural and socio-musical surroundings."