It Don’t Mean A Thing: Asked at Music Unlimited in Monterey.
Thursday, September 16, 2004
Follow-up: Who’s your favorite jazz artist?
Musician | Pacific Grove
A: It’s not pop. It’s not created by a bunch of producers. Jazz is real people playing real music. That’s why it’s not on the major radio stations.
Sax It Up: John Zorn
Freelance Musician | Monterey
A: People have a hard time appreciating jazz. Music today is about image. It’s a product and a money-maker. Jazz doesn’t have that wide appeal.
Cold Fusion: Grant Green.
Printed Music Sales | Monterey
A: Most consumer dollars are spent on records that won’t be listened to ever again three months later. Jazz is something that will be listened to over and over; there’s not as much money in it.
Mother of Invention: Frank Zappa.