No, it is not your imagination. Pop music really is getting less colorful, less intellectual, less varied, less diverse, less interesting all the time. That did not just happen. It is the result of major trends in the music industry.
This is a lengthy video -- about 20 minutes. But it is well worth a listen, as it may explain many things you have been feeling, but never put into words.
Of course, there are many true artists creating brilliant music today, but they rarely enjoy the support of the new music industry. Urban Renewal Jazz is proud to be associated with such real artists.
The Urban Renewal Big Band, featuring Clifford Ratliff, played a lively set at Sam Ash. This video includes the Chicago hit "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is", Yvonne Allu singing "Sweet Love" and Larry Greene singing his own composition, "Looking for Someplace to Be", an arrangement of his song written for the Basie Band.
We had a great session this month: Piano, bass, drums, 2 guitars, 3 horns, 3 singers. We played all sorts of music: Perdido, St. Thomas, Jive Samba, Yardbird Suite, In a Sentimental Mood, and many others
The great thing about the Sam Ash soundstage is that there is plenty of room for everybody. Come in and play. The next session is August 26 at 3PM. The featured songs for August are: A Child is Born, A-Train, Mr. Magic, Cantaloupe Island, Limehouse Blues, and Nancy