Jazz hasn

Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at 1:00am

The exaggerated emphasis being paid in jazz circles lately to repertory and history have perpetrated a false impression that every contemporary musician only makes tribute albums or just records standards.

Actually, experimental, edgy jazz remains quite popular in Europe and Japan and has a decent following in several big U.S. cities. However, major labels usually avoid this music with a vengeance.

Although Branford Marsalis has been stereotyped as simply a neoconservative player by some critics, he signed David S. Ware, Jeff

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