"Never stop telling about racism in jazz.Who will step forward now?
Me?" TONY ADAMO
that great respect is due to the black masters who shaped it;
that those masters were on the receiving end of vicious racial animosity for much of the music’s history;
that white musicians unfairly profited from discrimination against black musicians by audiences and the music industry;* but
that white musicians also played a role in the development of the music; and
that America isn’t yet over these wounds, and people, especially musicians, ignore this to their own detriment.