September-16th-2004, 06:42 AM
skirting the issue
Feeling good/feeling bad critical mass
What does it take for you to "feel good about where the music is at right now"?
For example, at one point I was feeling down about Belgian jazz because I got a string of duds. Then I got maybe 3-4 very good albums in a row and my mood turned around.
Negatively, this week I've been working my way through Charles Mingus "Presents Charles Mingus" (I haven't had time to listen to it all the way through in one sitting, as I'm on a strict nightly diet of Alias Season 3 at the moment) which in its awesomeness made me a bit depressed about current jazz.
Concerts probably have an at least equal impact.
What's your critical mass, if you have one.
September-16th-2004, 07:26 AM
September-16th-2004, 07:43 AM
Reevaluating @ 500k
I've been too busy worrying about the state of my country to worry about the state of jazz.
September-16th-2004, 07:55 AM
Dig that, Pete.
I wish the country was in as good a state as jazz.
September-16th-2004, 09:51 AM
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I don't worry about it at all, to be honest. For one thing, there is enough jazz music already recorded to last me several lifetimes. No matter how much I try, the likelihood is that I will die having heard only a fraction of it. Concert going is another thing, but I rarely have an opportunity to attend them anyway. The ones I do attend are still as enjoyable for me as they ever have been.
One hang up I had when I was younger was wanting to be alive during the romantic years of jazz, like the 50s and 60s, when all these schools of the music were being formed and well documented. Changes are still happening, it's just that nobody's really writing about it. There's more than enough music for me to enjoy, some of it good, some of it not so good. But it's always been that way, when you think about it.