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The Boys in the Bands 109
content with his music, because jazz for Mm was power, a way out of a narrow valley of Jim Crow and Creole prejudice. He began to look away from New Orleans, wondering if he had the key to a larger world. After 1904 he was constantly on the prod, using New Orleans only as a base of operations, and nurturing ambitions mortal strange for America's first jazz composer.