Hurricane Katrina displaced over a million people all around the country, the nation’s greatest diaspora to date. One man who fled the Crescent City was Tom Morgan, a former Charlottesville bartender and WTJU jazz host. He’s the author of several books on the roots of jazz, and also a radio fixture in New Orleans. After Katrina, he was able to produce his program for WWOZ, thanks to the Internet.
Morgan spent part of his exile from the damaged city in Charlottesville, a place where he began his quest to become a jazz musicologist. Dave Sagarin from George Loper’s website interviewed him on October 15, shortly before he went back home.
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