The problem is this: the term "jazz" is so all-inclusive that "jazz fans"
into a veritable host of (usually OPPOSING) subsets...ranging from those who
insist that "jazz was invented in New Orleans...and that style remains the
'true' JAZZ...!!" all the way to those who claim to love and understand
garde" jazz (Which I can't do!!)...! In the meantime, there has always
vigourous debate as to whether "Swing" is, or is NOT, "jazz"...?!
Steven C. Barr