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What Is Jazz?
Wynton Marsalis believes America is in danger of losing the truest mirror of our national identity. If that’s the case, we are at least fortunate that today jazz’s foremost performer is also its most eloquent advocate.
October 1995 | Volume 46, Issue 6
It won’t be as popular as some stuff, but does it have to sell ten million? Isn’t a million popular? I’ve sold millions of albums. I have two gold albums. That’s a million right there. Bringing jazz in its real form to as many people as possible …that’s what I’m fighting to do. That’s really what my goal is. Now, I won’t see a tremendous success in my lifetime, but basically the question is, Do you believe in people? And I do. Because I come into contact with a lot of people, and believe me, we’re going to succeed out there.