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 4/4 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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