Throughout the past fifty years, two principle agents have inhibited experimentation in Prague's jazz scene, totalitarian states and the conditions that followed after the fervor of the Velvet Revolution died out. What has resulted is an environment that has embraced variation but not typically new or contemporary ideas, which is only just beginning to change.
Music | Politics and Social Change
Elkin, Jack, "Post-Velvet Jazz Baby" (2005). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. Paper 477.