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#28- How to Listen to Jazz

Scott, Karl, and Trent introduce us to one of America’s premier art forms— jazz. To better understand this music genre, the trio listens to the Clifford Brown and Max Roach album Study in Brown. 

Jazz is a language on its own: it’s explorative, improvisational, and an aesthetic experience. “Brilliant, beautiful things can come out of the danger of the improvisational style,” Karl says.

Scott adds, “It’s musical dialectic. When you listen to jazz, you have to listen to everything everyone is doing for what it is and realize everyone is making a choice for a particular reason at that time.”

Through careful listening, one can demystify the intricacies and marvels of this musical form. Tune in and get primed on jazz appreciation, brought to you by onlinegreatbooks.com.

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