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Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Dear John Letter to Jazz: To Hell with Loving You

As a person who loves jazz - and owns more than just "Take Five", "Kind of Blue", and "A Love Supreme", this was hard to read. It's a long, sobering glare in a mirror that reveals the painful truths of knowing that some people think Rod Stewart is now a 'jazz singer' or that Kenny G covering Louis Armstrong in anyway resembles authenticity.

But, like all great jazz, there's a touch of redemption at the end. And in this battered old world, I think that's all any of us can hope for.

Here's a link to the essay, from Popmatters.com:

A Dear John Letter to Jazz: To Hell with Loving You

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