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Thomas Conrads As We See It

   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 

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Re: Thomas Conrad's As We See It

Tim,

Your statement could not be any more truer.

I totally agree with Thomas' statement here:

"The jazz audience will never be large enough. Jazz is music of the night, music from the far edge of the grid. But there will always be people who need it. They will seek it out and find it".

 

This is a wonderful article and I certainly am looking forward to more of Thomas' insightful writings.

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I agree

I quite agree. Please see my post on this topic:

http://forum.stereophile.com/content/conrads-we-see-it

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jazzfan wrote:

I quite agree. Please see my post on this topic:

http://forum.stereophile.com/content/conrads-we-see-it

I see where Amazon has 4 Cd's of Umbria Jazz 11@ $23.28 ea. These are new Cd's by the way. Blue Note, like Deutsche Grammaphon, has some of the best if not, THE best recordings on Cd in my opinion. 

Live At Umbria Jazz Vol.II by Gil Evans and his Orchestra was my last purchase. Jimi Hendrix would have been proud!

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tim's lead of letter and its

tim's lead of letter and its progeny are on the mark. guttenberg's article was ill considered and just plain wrong. that beiing said, i do take issue with  tin's statememen: "...(A)s 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" .(underline added)  on its face, that statement is without merit, though, of course, may be based on factless perception or bias.

john.

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