Thursday, February 1, 2007

Jazz Ain't Dead

But sometimes it feels like it's either asleep, or spending too much time in front of the mirror.

Nice article here. Mike Zwerin commenting on the Jazz Educators conference, attended by 8,000 people! He says this as a joke (sort of), but I think he has a point:

"I couldn't help wondering if all of the time, energy, know- how, and money might have been better invested in subsidizing saloons and striptease clubs like those where an older generation of musicians learned to play the music."

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