3945Re: [RedHotJazz] When did Jazz die?
- Mar 17, 2007I am thousands of light years away from the knowledge of most of you
frequent posters in this list, but I can't resist give my layman insights on
By reading Ted Gioia's "History of jazz" 6-7 years ago I was able to
understand why some artists and some records where key in the history of
jazz. It was my perception that from early days jazz headed to a dead end
with free jazz (which I don't understand, musically speaking). So, since
then, it's probably been mostly about revivals, recreations, etc. of the
different styles, but not true innovations as they happened in the 20's and
30's. Maybe it's so simple as that eveything -or almost everything- has been
invented in this idiom and that the pioneers will always be admired and
recognized, as it happens in every aspect of life.
I don't know if I went too off-topic, but this is my perception.
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