/mu/, what happened to Jazz?
I'm not talking about the new smooth jazz shit. I'm talking about enigmatic, creative, compelling, original music created by people who could subjectively orchestrate their thoughts and feelings into a purely instrumental form?
Has this all been lost? Does anyone else on /mu/ listen to jazz?
I live in Toronto, and I can visit the Rex. I can make my way to NYC, Chicago, and Tokyo, and get a glimpse... a taste if you will... of what it was like. But I strongly fear that we will never as a species see such an incredibly artistic form of natural, manual, analog musical talent ever again.
The world as we know it is becoming entirely technological - and more than likely, the way of human interaction with anything by way of an actual physical instrument and intuitive inclination will soon be entirely relegated to the past, like an afterthought.
no my man, you're a special snowflake and the only one enlightened enough to criticize the state of jazz in the year 2015
thanks for your scholar analysis and your strong arguments
jazz these days often focuses less on the "head - solos - head" arrangement.
People are trying to add more variety into their songwriting. There is still a lot of quality material being produced, and clubs in every major cities will have no-namers playing their asses off.
I've been to these clubs. Some of the music coming out of them sounds like absolute garbage. What I'm making a case for (OP here, obviously) is the soul that goes into producing a true jazz piece. Not the effort, or the skill, or the sound, or whatever.
I'm talking about the engagement, the feeling, the depth of a song. It's simply rarely there anymore.
Furthermore, Jazz is no longer in the scope of 99% of all modern music listeners.
u should listen to this then :^)
very emotive and absolutely original masterpiece!
pic related. master of skill and technique, yet still the best jazz drummer.
What do you mean by emotional? When I think of "emotional" a track like this comes to mind:
There is still lots of other stuff that I would consider emotional that doesn't sound even close to the track I posted or KOB, it's such a general term.
Holy shit the nature of jazz is change and it's current permutations are still fantastic. Tons of great musicians making great work but it's not going to be some traditionalist shit like Wynton Marsalis
Don't listen to this album, these guys are not at the top of their game.
This album, and this man is definitely subjectively orchestrating his thoughts and feelings into a purely instrumental form. I'm probably biased because I just saw him live in Seattle last night.