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Genius Guide to Jazz

What Is Jazz

By Published: August 12, 2013
We can never truly be without bias, without judgment. Nor can we ever completely do away with our own preferences. Fortunately, Jazz exists—before, now, and forever—to satisfy even our own limits, however near to the vest or far out on the periphery they may be. It may require more searching to discover our next favorite musician, but that's half the fun anyway. And it's nowhere near as difficult as it used to be. The Internet, this wonderful porn-soaked contraption of modern convenience, can literally lay the world at our fingertips. We are never more than a couple of mouse clicks away from our next favorite group, new favorite song, a nearby upcoming performance, or the hottest female celebrities being photographed getting out of a limo sans lingerie like she had absolutely no idea there would be a thousand cameras right there and the whole event would be uploaded to TMZ before she was halfway down the red carpet.

So, rambling back around to the point, the answer to the question "What Is Jazz?" can be stated succinctly—1,700 words later—as "Jazz is what you make of it, and what it makes of you." It can soothe or expand you only as much as you let it, but once you let it inside, be prepared for it to leave you better than you were. And you will leave Jazz better than when you found it, or be prepared to forfeit your security deposit. Seek Our Music where it may be found, which is pretty much all over the Internet (including, but not limited to, this great compendium of Jazz knowledge and information, All About Jazz), and remember that no representative of Jazz will never ask you for your user name or password.

Till next time, kids, exit to your right and enjoy the rest of AAJ.


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