[Dixielandjazz] Re: "Jazz" was "Applause"

Mike Durham mikedurham_jazz at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 22 16:44:45 PST 2003

But then, Bill, many folks are entertained by game shows and the 
like.....but are such shows 'art' in the commonly accepted sense of the 

Mike "Let's split hairs 'til the cows come home" Durham

>From: "Bill Gunter" <jazzboard at hotmail.com>
>To: mikedurham_jazz at hotmail.com, barbonestreet at earthlink.net, 
>dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
>Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Re: "Jazz" was "Applause"
>Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 16:39:43 +0000
>Hi all,
>Mike Durham writes:
>>whether you regard jazz as entertainment or art is another matter. I'm 
>>sure the early guys saw it primarily as entertainment (and a way to make a 
>>buck). I personally see it as a mix of the two . . .
>Interesting distinction (jazz: art or entertainment).
>I am entertaining a notion that art IS entertainment. My thesaurus 
>Synonyms - amusement, diversion, divertissement, recreation
>Related Words - disport, play, sport; enjoyment, gaiety, pleasure; 
>relaxation, relief
>If we allow that "art" is separate and distinct from "entertainment" then I 
>suppose one can see jazz as a "mix of the two"
>On the other hand, I think that places too hard an edge on it. Jazz IS art 
>and jazz IS entertainment at the same time . . . it can't be one without 
>the other. If jazz ain't entertaining it ain't art.
>I know, I know . . .
>Bill "picky-picky-picky" Gunter
>jazzboard at hotmail.com

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