currently top answer to the Why don’t people like Jazz? question.

Perhaps because the layout is different from pop music.. the structure of the songs.. people are subconciously expecting a top40 formula in 44 and they’re getting something totally different. It can be quite difficult to stay on top of a jazz song.. the instruments start to sound as if they’re having their own fast dialog with each other.. and its in a language I dont quite understand, so how can I enjoy the dialog when I dont know what they’re saying?

Jazz seems similar in essence to much classical music with that respect.. the music is a lot more dynamic and ‘alive’ (if you will) than most of the top40 stuff playing on the radio..

that and the instruments.. personally, the timbre of a saxophone literally gives me a headache.. I think its the frequency space it takes up.. a squeeling trumpet can do the same.. (actually a squeeling anything can do it hehe)

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ok and this is a modern piece of Armenian jazz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EPxV8xl-e0

Hamassian is from Gyumri, second largest city of Armenia. He also works now in USA. This clip was shot by photographer Karen Mirzoian, dancer girl is an Armenian artist born in Beirut, grown up in NY, now she comes to Yerevan and lives here often.

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while certain music was not welcomed very much in USSR, places like Caucasus were far away, hard to control, and sometimes even intentionally left more free, to prevent separatism. when armenian jazzmen was going to other parts of the empire they’ve got many negative feedbacks for their not conforming to the ideas of social realism beards and bourgeois music.

some then famous Russian performers had “grown up” in Armenia. For instance at 3.50 you can hear Larisa Dolina, ethnic Jewish from Azerbaidjan, who performed adaptation of folk Armenian song. Overall I cannot watch & hear these all now. Too boring for me. Third song seems too vulgar to me. At 13.23 though music gets better. (: No beards here of course. This was too official orchestra.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpQnjkuzwHQ

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@{Avatar Hay Dude ; haydude@spyurk.am} Ուր 28 Մար 2014 01:18:24 AMT

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