[JPL] Why Americans Don't Like Jazz....

Jae Sinnett jaejazz at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 20 00:37:16 EDT 2012


Eric...I found this to be a very interesting article. Intriguing points...particularly how non english speaking people interpret english speaking music. It becomes instrumental to them which helps to condition ears to instrumental music. Thanks for sharing this. 
 
Jae Sinnett 


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From: Eric Gruner <eric at jazz901.org>
To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com 
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2012 9:56 PM
Subject: [JPL] Why Americans Don't Like Jazz....


Why Americans Don’t Like Jazz  -    Dyske Suematsu  •  September 17, 2003

The current market share of Jazz in America is mere 3 percent. That
includes all the great ones like John Coltrane and the terrible ones
like Kenny G (OK, this is just my own opinion). There are many
organizations and individuals like Wynton Marsalis who are tirelessly
trying to revive the genre, but it does not seem to be working. Why is
this? Is there some sort of bad chemistry between the American culture
and Jazz? As ironic as it may be, I happen to believe so.

Read the full article at http://dyske.com/paper/778

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