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Bepop and islam

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Submitted by George (United States), Dec 28, 2013 at 19:07

As a lover of jazz , including bepop, I thank you for this fascinating article. I always wondered about the preponderance of the followers of Islam in jazz. Incidentally, in my view, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and other musicians associated with him recording on the Blue Note label, were the ultimate in the genre. While a firm supporter of Israel, this will not diminish my appreciation for these artists.

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