[JPL] Wynton/ ABC "This Week

louisx at verizon.net louisx at verizon.net
Sun Mar 4 12:26:47 EST 2007


It's precisely this attitude that confines jazz to being a museum piece 
instead of living music. I did not call either of them jazz musicians. I 
said they are heavily influenced by jazz. And in their interviews they 
constantly reference jazz musicians as influences, AND state that they 
cannot hope to match the level of music that their influences reached. But 
because they love jazz and communicate that love, they can turn on other 
kids to their influences.  Sometimes I think jazz fans like being so 
precious about jazz because  that keeps the jazz fans special and different 
than the mainstream. I've been guilty of that myself. But make up your mind: 
do you want more people to like jazz, or do you want to keep it for 
yourself? And just in case I'm being misunderstood, I don't mean "you" as in 
Jeff, I mean "you" as in jazz fan/musician/etc.
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Louis,

I was buying into your hyperbole until you referenced Norah Jones and
Madeleine Peyroux as Jazz musicians.  Not a good choice for the analogy.
Norah's shallow voice can barely accommodate Verizon Hall at the Kimmel
Center here in Philadelphia and Madeleine's vocal inflection to honor Billie
Holiday is a turn off to me.

Jeff Duperon

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This is a very complicated issue that cannot be covered well in e-mails. As
a big blues fan I've seen this happen at least a few times in my own
lifetime. You cannot "assign" a spokesperson for a style of music. What
usually gives a style of music a boost is a young popular musician who gives

credit to those who came before him or her and takes them on tour as an
opening act, along with festivals that  include both the hard-core
influences and the popular acts.  Popular films with good soundtracks can
also help. However, there's a generation shift right now, and concerts are
not as big a part of the new generation.  So while in the past The Rolling
Stones and Stevie Ray Vaughan gave exposure to the older blues and R&B
musicians, it may not be as simple now. But there are a lot of young
musicians going back to the jazz greats for inspiration: Norah Jones and
Madeleine Peyroux, for example,  sell lots of recordings, and they are
heavily influenced by jazz. In the small New York clubs, there are more
bands with stand-up acoustic basses than I've seen in years. I actually
think something is bubbling under, but times have changed and we'll just
have to see what develops. Perhaps a popular videogame with a jazz
soundtrack? Or Youtube? Ask your kids.

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> In a message dated 03/03/2007 9:30:57 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net writes:
>
> It will  take someone outside of the jazz world to get this boulder
> rolling
> back  into the consciousness of mainstream America because jazz is not as
> popular in mainstream America as we think it is or would like it to  be
>
>
> Considering the job ahead, promoting jazz to the mainstream America,  you
> probably need a village...its too big a job for one person to tackle.
> Could  be
> we need an icon for each generation:
>
> Larry King for "seniors"
>
> Bill Clinton for "boomers"
>
> Spike Lee for "gen xers"
>
> Leonardo DeCapria for "everyone"
>
> Somewhere along the way we dropped the torch..it will take a lot of light,
> from many sources to rekindle the fire......
>
> staying tuned,
> reebs
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