Write an essay that takes a side on the debate between traditionalists and progressives.

Write an essay that takes a side on the debate between traditionalists and progressives. Based on class lectures and your readings from the textbooks, argue for or against the validity of the traditionalists attempt to preserve a pre-1968 jazz aesthetic; an aesthetic which excludes fusion and much of the avant-garde movement. In your essay, summarize both sides of the debate noting how the traditionalists define jazz and some of the arguments against that view.