This one should be very easy for newcomers to get into.
Pic related and nu jazz in general is what got me into jazz, I think if more people came at it from that angle they'd like it more
Although I guess that's what fly lo's new album kind of did
I think Bitches Brew is too avant-garde to help new listeners get into jazz. For example, dissonance plays a large part in the album.
I don't think he was trying to say the album was too entry level.
I'm sorry you might be right, I've always found it pretty easy to listen to it but it's been played around me since I was a youngster. Some Kind of Blue is probably a much better option.
Nah, no prob.
And I wouldn't say it's the overt dissonance that makes it hard, altough that plays a role too.
It's the lenght.
Static, drudging jams, two of them over 20 mins.
Takes time to appreciate.
Just my opinion.
Its pretty easy to appreciate, fun and simple jazz fusion, that's all it is. There isn't anything particularly difficult about it.
Also M.I.A., Ke$ha, and Lady Gaga have experimented with dissonance, doesn't make then avant garde or difficult.