Russell Malone: Playing for People

Video interview of guitarist who thinks jazz has lost touch with its real audience

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John Moultrie

Russell Malone

In this video interview from iRockJazz, Russell Malone explains why popularity in jazz has declined and transformed into an obscure, critic-appeasing brand of music where artists have ignored engaging the audience and playing for people, which are the essential elements that once made jazz the music of choice.