The passage provides information sufficient to answer which one of the following questions?

Kane44 on July 16, 2018

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Hello please explain why the answer is E over A. Thanks

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MichelleRod on July 19, 2018

Thanks for your question @Kane44

Answer choice A reads: "In the two years after 1999, did Marsalis compose any new music?" Based on the passage, we can only know whether Marsalis RELEASED any new music - we know nothing of whether he COMPOSED any new music. The passage does not contain the information necessary to answer the question posed in answer choice A.

Answer choice E reads "What is a factor that contributed to the shift by recording companies toward releasing vintage jazz recordings?" This passage contains at least one answer to this question as follows: "the economics were irresistible: it is far more profitable to wrap new covers around albums paid for generations ago than it is to find, record, and promote new talents."