An Intro to Jazz & Classical For Plebians

September 22, 2019

 

 

Somewhere along the road of our musical acculturation, we were set upon by various forces, both sinister and benign.​ They told us what to like and what to shun, lest we lose standing in whatever playground social circle we occupied.

 

Various sub-genres of hip-hop, r&b, and rock were safe, while country music meant permanent exile. Meanwhile, jazz and classical were so far down the musical food chain that there wasn't even a need to be warned away from them by your supposed betters; there was an unspoken understanding that these genres were simply not up for consideration. But it didn't use to be this way: swing jazz was the EDM of its day, and on the...click here to read the full article. 

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