It was a welcome sight to see a rebuttal to Steve Guttenbergs May , As he see's it . I think Tom nailed it when he said that Jazz is an art form , rich , diverse , deep and international . I think the international part of that tells a big part of the modern Jazz story , as most , not all , young north American's seem to be more interested in a quick thrill than sitting and relaxing while listening to a truely meaningful piece of music .
I must also take issue with Steves vew of the CD being in part responsible for the lack of interest in Jazz , " digital was stifling creativity in Rock and Jazz " ? I have not been able to see how a format can have a larger effect on one venue of music than others .
Keep that candle , I mean torch burning Tom , and keep engaging Stereophiles readers .
Regards Tim Soroski