May 19, 2003

Los Angeles Times
Stanley Crouch wrote in “Putting the White Man in Charge” that white critics have elevated white jazz musicians “far beyond their abilities in order to allow white writers to make themselves feel more comfortable about evaluating an art from which they feel substantially alienated.” Crouch believes Jazz Times ousted him over the piece, but publisher Lee Mergner denies that. “We discontinued the column because it had become tedious,” he says.

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