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Jazz and Drugs
An exploration of drug addiction amongst jazz players.
# 138968 | 3,750 words | 5 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Music Studies (Blues, Jazz) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)


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The paper reveals that the history of jazz is rife with stories of drug addiction among even the finest of players. The paper discusses how this ubiquitous problem is a menace to players of different backgrounds and heritages, though because jazz comes from Afro America, the problem of addiction among jazz players has been conflated among race issues in the United States and elsewhere. The paper then asserts that as both Charlie Parker and Chet Baker died young from drugs, the issue of heritage leads us back to the music and our perception of musical genius.

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"The history of jazz is rife with stories of drug addiction among even the finest of players. This ubiquitous problem is a menace to players of different backgrounds and heritages, though because jazz comes from Afro America the problem of addiction among jazz players has been conflated among race issues in the United States and elsewhere. But as both Charlie Parker and Chet Baker died young from drugs, the issue of heritage leads us back to the music primarily, and our perception of musical genius. It feels wrong to see geniuses die so tragically and so avoidably. When a rocker dies of drugs, we may feel some loss and sentimentality, but we do not feel the same as when this happens to a brilliant artist. That is to..."

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