09 December, 2009
I know what I like...
Listening to a tedious Midweek on the steam wireless, where Libby Purves and Jacqui Dankworth are telling each other that people are "afraid of [modern] jazz". As if this were some kind of deficiency, a regrettable if predictable failure of the uncultchered plebs that might respond to counselling and re-education.
Perhaps they just don't, you know, like it.
If modern Jazz means Jazz-Funk then this uncultured pleb has always liked it. Ever since he first heard it.
On the other hand my wife, who is probably considerably more cultured than I am, has always dismissed it as 'Lift Muzak'.
But afraid of modern jazz?
In other words the jazz equivalent of most of the atonal "serious" music of the 20th century.