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Marsalis, Wynton & Herbie Hancock. Soul, Craft, and Cultural Hierarchy. In
Walser, Robert, ed. Keepin Time: Readings In Jazz History. (New York,
Oxford University Press, 1999), pp. 339 351.


1. Compare and contrast the opinions of Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock
about the relative merits of jazz and other popular music. How do they support
these opinions?
2. Which interviewee comes across as an essentialist?