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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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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