EdBride at aol.com EdBride at aol.com
Mon Apr 24 20:07:49 EDT 2006

In a message dated 4/24/2006 7:31:38 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
Bobby.Jackson at ideastream.org writes:

A lot of  people in our camp were very critical of Ken Burns and Wynton
about the  JAZZ series.  Interestingly enough, that series created the
biggest  spike in viewership on behalf of jazz in many years and that
spike also  showed up in sales at retail record stores.  The attraction
was NOT  the music.  It was the stories that attached themselves to the
music.  The people also GOT the music and the responded by BUYING it! 

Ah, but did the series make any converts? Have Jazz sales for current  
musicians also risen, in the aftermath of people discovering Satchmo and  Duke?

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