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Jazz
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Miles Davis was a popular jazz musician.

First reference: Hana and Drucker's Plot Discovered
"Jazz" on Wikipedia

Jazz is a musical art form.

About

Jazz is an American musical art form which originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States from a confluence of African and European music traditions. The style's West African pedigree is evident in its use of blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation, and the swung note.

From its early development until the present, jazz has also incorporated music from 19th and 20th century American popular music. The word jazz began as a West Coast slang term of uncertain derivation and was first used to refer to music in Chicago in about 1915.

Jazz has, from its early 20th century inception, spawned a variety of subgenres, from New Orleans Dixieland dating from the early 1910s, big band-style swing from the 1930s and 1940s, bebop from the mid-1940s, a variety of Latin jazz fusions such as Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz from the 1950s and 1960s, jazz-rock fusion from the 1970s and late 1980s developments such as acid jazz, which blended jazz influences into funk and hip-hop.

References

Graphic Novel:Hana and Drucker's Plot Discovered

Richard Drucker uses the alias "T. Monk". Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) was a famed jazz composer and improvisational pianist.

Graphic Novel:Moonlight Serenade

A saxophonist plays jazz outside the Retirement Villa.

Graphic Novel:Rebellion, Part 3

Micah's hideout is near Lee Olson's, a jazz club in New Orleans.

The Wall

Billie and Sadie shop at Harry's Used Cars. These two characters share names with popular jazz singer Billie Holiday and her mother, Sadie Fagan.

Heroes Evolutions

Richard Drucker

In a Global News Interactive video, Charlie Svenson explains how Richard Drucker and Charles Deveaux would frequent jazz clubs in New York City, often seeing the likes of Miles Davis.

A post on the cogitoergosum blog at 9thwonders.com includes a code puzzle which appears to be the chord progression for Miles Davis's song "Blue in Green".

Slow Burn

In chapter 1 of Slow Burn, Bo LoFontaine plays jazz using his ability.

A Hero's Quest

Hiro writes that Kenjiro likes to listen to his Django Reinhardt records during his lunch break.

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