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

Hudson, B.H. bhhudson at NCCU.EDU
Tue Mar 20 09:10:12 EDT 2012


Excellent article, Jae. Thanks for posting that. I think it was Stanley Crouch who made the observation that Americans have no interest in the aesthetic. Americans don't get it. And don't want to get it.

Add to that, most college students here at NCCU listen to music/mostly rap on their phones equipped with eency, beency little speakers.  So now, the idea of quality of sound is lost.
BH


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From: jazzproglist-bounces at jazzweek.com [mailto:jazzproglist-bounces at jazzweek.com] On Behalf Of Jae Sinnett
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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>
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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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