Bunny Chow wrote:Jazz evolved with a lot of smoke. Sure you can play jazz in a smokeless environment but you sure can't create it that way.
Speaking of a member of a local jazz group, having played years in both smoke and smokeless environments, I think I can authoritatively post the following:
You have no clue what you're talking about.
Jazz may have historically been born in smoke, but every night I come home and don't have to bury my clothes, or air out my instrument, case, and all my equipment is a good night. I breathe and play better, have more stamina throughout the night, and feel better the next day.
And hey, if you want to talk history, I suppose "jazz can't be created" without the musicians all high on weed or smack, right?