Miles Davis / From The Archives

depth1In a 2001 Village Voice article, Richard B. Woodward takes a look at the business of selling jazz music in a changing marketplace.

…Like classical music, jazz now boasts a set of canonical giants—Armstrong, Ellington, Bird, Monk—familiar to record buyers young and old. Twenty years ago a Coltrane record in a rock collection betokened a taste for the esoteric. But when any style is up for grabs and eclectic sampling is the name of the game, everything is equally exotic. With Kind of Blue still selling 5000 copies a week, Miles Davis has never been more à la mode…

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