Mad Jazz On NPR!
Recently Dr. Judith Schlesinger, All About Jazz's Shrinktunes and Nite & Disk columnist, was interviewed about her new book The Insanity Hoax: Exposing the myth of the mad genius by Jeff Haas, host of The New Jazz Archive on Interlochen Public Radio. The show explores the overlap between psychology and jazz.
In her segment (6:15 to 18.51), Dr. Schlesinger describes the historic factors that keep the myth in play despite its complete lack of scientific validity, and explains how easily jazz musicians and other creative artists are unfairly diagnosed with psychiatric disorders.
This lively and intriguing discussion can be heard here.
There is also a link to the interview at the Radio, Buzz, News and Reviews section at theinsanityhoax.com.