[JPL] Jazz isn't dying - culture is dying

rick rick at jazzrockworld.com
Mon Jul 31 10:24:43 EDT 2006

Hi Ed,

The point was about confinement, closed parameters, limits, boundaries. 

I was trying to make the point that there are many sub-styles of Jazz that
are still played heavily on the radio - EXCEPT for Jazz Rock Fusion. All
around the world Jazz Rock Fusion is considered Jazz, except here. In the
bigger picture Jazz Rock Fusion is the natural next phase of Jazz. 

Just to be even clearer, I'm not referring to popular smooth Jazz, but the
genuinely talented, educated, highly creative, and improvisational based
music made by musicians that embrace the original vibe and groove of the
Jazz Rock pioneers. The perfect example was already mentioned - where would
someone expect to hear the new Adam Holzman Cd if not a Jazz station? All
the musicians I interviewed for my article seemed to agree that real Fusion
is played by Jazz musicians and it's confirmed by its acceptance as Jazz
worldwide, except here. 

What's up with that?

The Question remains...



P.S. As a die hard Fusion fan, even I consider some of Miles' electric stuff
a "hard listen" but the genre itself isn't confined to "Dark Funk" as many
have labeled that "Dark Magus", or Hancock's "Mwandishi" period. 

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In a message dated 7/31/2006 12:45:34 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
rick at jazzrockworld.com writes:

Why  is
the Jazz community here so willing to sacrifice the very principle  and
spirit of the Jazz art form and confine itself to acoustic Be-bop  and
completely ignore Modern Electric Jazz?..>>
You make it sound like it's intentional, or some sort of conspiracy. Here's
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