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

Jae Sinnett jaejazz at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 20 09:24:38 EDT 2012


I think so too BH. Very interesting piece. Eric posted it and I was just commenting. 

Jae

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"Hudson, B.H." <bhhudson at NCCU.EDU> wrote:

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>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.
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>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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>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. 
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>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....
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>Why Americans Don’t Like Jazz  -    Dyske Suematsu  •  September 17, 2003
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>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.
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>Read the full article at http://dyske.com/paper/778
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