[JPL] Ignorance of past greatness not limited to jazz

Arturo Gomez arturo at kuvo.org
Wed Mar 14 17:39:35 EDT 2012


<<<< There were 42 students in total, and not a single one had
ever heard of DUKE ELLINGTON.  Some of these kids had played in high
school jazz ensembles.  How is this  possible >>>>


This is clearly a generational problem, most post Baby Boomers, Generation X, Y Z, Millennials, whatever, tend to live in the moment with little regard to the past  A few years ago when Major League Baseball decided to retire Jackie Robinson's number on every team, one prominent African American player asked a reporter, who's Jackie Robinson?.


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