Why Americans Don't Like Jazz
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:33 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:04 AM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:40 PM
maybe we are focused on amateur hour shows like americas got talent, voice or idol where the young and inexperienced are praised for just barely staying on pitch.
notice how in those shows the band/musicians barely get a mention, if at all?
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:36 PM
Then there's the lack of good jazz venues in many places. And not even much jazz on the radio to help one get a foundation.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:14 PM
yeah tough to get where they have gone to if you don't know where they're coming from. You might dig the Bad Plus, they do jazz covers of recent artists like nirvana and radiohead...
For me, it's a matter of knowing the song well enough to appreciate the improvisations. So it is hard to appreciate unfamilliar pieces... no not apreciate, but I guess more understand the performance. Americans are often lazy in their entertainment (why TV is so popular) so it's too much work for many to get in touch with. Then there's the lack of good jazz venues in many places. And not even much jazz on the radio to help one get a foundation.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:53 AM
That article is well written. I agree that most people do not seem to really dig instrumental music, on the whole. Aside from Rock-It, its tough to even think of a pop hit that is instrumental in the last 50 years...they are few and far between
Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:52 PM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:06 PM