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What Makes A Jazz Standard?

Christian McBride of Jazz Night in America joins NPR's Audie Cornish with a few criteria for what turns a regular composition into a canonized classic.
Saxophonist Coleman Hawkins and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in concert with the Cannonball Adderley Quintet in November 1960. Source: Express

When does a pop song become canon — so influential, so durable, that it can be counted among the classics that make up the Great American Songbook?, bassist, record producer and host of NPR's , joined Audie Cornish on to discuss just how a jazz standard comes to

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