Marsalis also sought to alter the personal styles of musicians. Ridiculing the dashikis, occasional face paint and general informality in the way musicians appeared onstage, he insisted on a suit and tie dress code that reinstated the elegance of Swing-Era bands. Marsalis was the ultimate Reagan-era jazz musician ... Highly intelligent, impeccably groomed and fiercely outspoken, he changed the discussion in jazz from world, popular and classical music to the strict interpretation of jazz parameters, insisting that jazz had to swing with particular regularity.
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