How to Get into Jazz
If you listen mostly to Rock and Roll
See also Coaxing New Ideas: The Whiteheadian Spirit of Esperanza Spalding
About Sound Opinions
"Sound Opinions, the world's only rock and roll talkshow; now to go. Hosted by Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times and Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune. Each week Jim and Greg bring you the latest music news and reviews. Plus tune in to hear exclusive interviews and performances. Sound Opinions is a production of Chicago Public Media and is distributed by PRX."
-- Sound Opinions
Entry Points for Getting into Jazz
"Jazz is one of America's greatest cultural contributions. But with more than a century of music to explore, it can be hard for rock listeners to find their way in. Jazz writer John Corbett joins Jim and Greg to offer up the Rock Fan's Guide to Jazz."
"If you've had trouble getting into jazz, you are not alone – even Jim and Greg took a while to figure it out. Jazz is an iconic product of the African-American experience, but there are a variety of barriers of entry that rock listeners often have to overcome. To begin with, jazz has existed for twice as long as rock, meaning that there's an intimidating ocean of music to navigate. That's why we've enlisted the help of jazz writer and curator John Corbett to create the Rock Fan's Guide to Jazz. John refutes the notion that jazz is “fuddy-duddy” music from a bygone era. Instead, it's an exhilarating, joyful genre that continues to develop today.
The Future of Jazz: Women
The Rock Fan's Guide to Jazz
Start at 7 minutes for "Rock Fan's Guide to Jazz"
John Corbett's jazz recommendations for rock listeners. Listen on Youtube videos in below on the left.
Making a Joyful Noise: