I’ve been listening to a lot of jazz recently.
Listening to it was one thing. But researching which albums I should start with, and searching through spotify to find the best recordings of each album made me realize a couple things:
- In Jazz, there were a lot of “covers” and “remixes” and “guest artists”
- Studio albums are great, but live recordings are better once you are familiar with the music. And, in my extremely limited experience, hearing these songs live-in-person is the ultimate.
Now, that I am listening and reading through Nathaniel Whittemore’s “Best Dance Tracks of 2012” I am starting to think that dance music–if any of it can stand the test of time–might end up being the ascendant to Jazz.
Am I crazy?