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What gives jazz its swing? A delay makes the difference

Saxophonist/Flautist Najee performs on stage, Georgia.

Perfect timing: a brief delay in some of the soloist’s notes confers swing on jazz. Credit: Paras Griffin/Getty

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Nature 610, 235 (2022)



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