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Jazz in the Mainstream Media (Exhibit D)

This is another pretty lame portrayal of jazz and stereotypical jazz clubs taken from the movie Spiderman 3. Only good thing about that scene is that that Blonde is pretty hot.

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Jazz in the Mainstream Media (Exhibit C)

Alright. So this one is an Apple iPod and iTune ad featuring Wynton Marsalis. This is a major FAIL. This is the kind of stuff that makes people my age think jazz is old and corny. It's too bad that Wynton is jazz's most important spokesperson right now.

seb.

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A Brief Word on Us Covertly Agreeing

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @retronius

It’s been a rather tumultuous, exhausting past few weeks. Numerous pots here have raised the ire of many a jazz fan, some of which have gotten attention in this flare up of the new internet jazz wars. To be frank, after Jason Marsalis wrote [a rather lengthy explanation] of his Jazz Nerds International diatribe on Chris Barton’s [i]LA Times[/i] blog, I think everyone just sort of ran out of things to say, myself included.

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Jazz in the Mainstream Media (Exhibit B)

This one's SiCK!!! We need more things like this to make jazz look good! D&G ad with Matthew Mcconaughey and Miles Davis' Générique from the Ascenseur Pour l'Échafaud soundtrack.

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Jazz in the Mainstream Media (Exhibit A)

I keep complaining about the way jazz is portrayed in the mainstream media and how it's got a bad rep. So I thought I'd be cool to show some examples of what I'm talking about. Exhibit A is funny little clip from Family Guy featuring Bobby McFerrin. Enjoy!

Peace,
Seb.