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Review of Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop

Excellent fare on Kansas City jazz, perfect for stations with a visiting jazz musician or for a program about jazz. It can be fitted seemlessly into other programs. The guest seems very informed with lots of good stories about what jazz was like in the 20s and 30s. It's also a good description of an under-appreciated center for jaz--everyone knows about New Orleans and New York, but it was really interesting to hear about Kansas City jazz.