Shanghai savours a century of great jazz

In July 1944, American poet Langston Hughes spent three hot weeks in Shanghai, which he described “as a town in another world. Here there are sky-scrapers, neon lights, night clubs, jazz bands, air-cooled movies …” Seventy-five years later Hughes’s description remains strikingly apropos. Shanghai still has the sights, the lights, and sultry nights, and thanks […]