Originally Posted by Deltadrummer
Jay, man did you read the whole post? this is certainly an example of quoting something that grants no context. :)
Yes, I did, I read the whole post. I guess I just thought that the first sentence of that post summed up the rest of it. I apologize if I got it wrong.
See, if someone, a jazz musician, sees an opportunity to sell more units by making smooth jazz then isn't that up to him? The composers and musicians who do what they do because that's the only way they want to do it, they'll always be around. Maybe nobody in the general CD buying public will ever hear of them but they'll always be around.
To me the point is to like what you like, you know, buy the products you like, support the artists you like, listen to the music you like.
Nobody in their right mind goes into jazz expecting to get rich. And of course there's crap music out there, some of it is called rock, some of it is called R&B and some of it is called jazz, but so what?