Meet Nathaniel Clark Smith, the Melchizedek of Jazz—Bill McKemy

Meet Nathaniel Clark Smith, the Melchizedek of Jazz—Bill McKemy

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Jazz is the most American of musical genres. But its origins are shrouded in mystery. Some like to think that Louis Armstrong and his bluesmen friends were sitting at a bar in New Orleans, when a solar eclipse and Haley's Comet occurred at the same time, causing the musical troupe to start using a swing rhythm. But musicologist Bill McKemy thinks that the origins of jazz can be traced more directly to one man. That is Nathaniel Clark Smith: The Melchizedek of Jazz. Smith was ... See More

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