Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kansas City Music Scene: Jazz Is Dead

Local music blogging and a quick hot take on the big picture for this cowtown's signature sound:

So What

The new boxed setThe Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 documents the death knell of jazz as a form of popular music. Months after Miles Davis' sublime Kind of Blue and John Coltrane's monumental Giant Steps were released, the jazz titans toured Europe with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb.


Anonymous said...

Try to find a table upstairs or downstairs of the Green Lady Lounge or Black Dolphin club on a weekend. You will clearly see jazz is not dead....at least some jazz clubs aren't dead.

Anonymous said...

Jazz isn't dead, it's become elitist, but it's not dead.

Anonymous said...

Miles was a confident heroin addict, Coltrain was a heroin mess. No wonder they clashed.
Jazz listeners are generally no fan boys. Museums, band shirts, etc... Not our style.