The Jazz Masters

Jazz music originated in the 1890s New Orleans. It was borne of a fusion of African-American blues as well as European classical influences. The first real Jazz musicians, who would later be remembered as the true greats, include unfamiliar names such as Buddy Bolden, Freddie Keppard, Joe "King" Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton. Louis Armstrong, who many consider to be King Oliver's protégé, would later see himself become a defining figure of Jazz music, whose impact on the music world would alter the course of both popular as well as classical music.

Could we thus say that these forefathers of Jazz thus occupy that "transdiscursive position" of which Foucault speaks? Because in performing their music, their art, these figures defined the very traditions, practices and styles through which subsequent Jazz musicians proliferated.

Looks like things are moving along fine. Let's see what other interesting tidbits on authorship I can unearth from the notes I keep in my notebook...