Education, Education, Education
Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers - British Jazz, 1960-1975 - Duncan Heining
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Duncan Heining has been writing about jazz, improvised music and 20th century composition since 1996. He has written for Avant Magazine, Record Collector, The Independent and The Independent On Sunday. His main outlets currently are Jazzwise, Jazz UK and the All About Jazz website. In 2010, Scarecrow Press published his biography of African-American composer and musical theorist George Russell, George Russell - An American Composer.
Education had begun to create new possibilities in British society, not just in terms of access to it but in terms of what could be taught in schools and colleges. A new generation of jazz musicians were emerging during the sixties, and their backgrounds reflected changes in education that had followed the Butler Act.Education was not the only force that would shape British jazz in the period but it was, nevertheless, a very important one.