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Five Platters For Your Fourth Of July Picnic

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Got your burger ready? (stu_spivak via Flickr)

For a jazz fan, patriotic music might conjure thoughts of loud, brassy marching-band fare, uneven performances at sporting events, or simply Kate Smith. For those just getting acquainted with jazz, the notion of the art form expressing nationalistic jubilation might seem at odds with its reputation for complexity and cool.

There are more than a few Independence Day-appropriate sides, however, good for serving up various elaborations on the profound relationship between jazz and our national ideals. As America's birthday approaches, here are five tasty and tasteful offerings for your Fourth of July celebration.

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