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On Steve Coleman's 'Morphogenesis,' Art Becomes Sport

The jazz saxophonist and composer's new album is a dense work that musically maps the sport of boxing.
Steve Coleman's new album, Morphogenesis, is out now. Source: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The relationship between jazz and boxing goes back to the pre-civil rights era, when entertainment and sports were some of only professions in which African Americans could excel. Miles Davis paid tribute to the first

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