The Crack-Up: Jazz Arrives, Loudly, in 1919, with David Sager

In this fascinating podcast, Ted Widmer talks to jazz historian David Sager about his "New York Times" essay on the genre's breakthrough in 1919, its popularity in France during World War I, and the tragic story of legendary African American bandleader James Reese Europe. "The Crack-Up" podcast series looks at events in 1919 that had lasting effects on the modern world.

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