Monday, November 19, 2007
I Can't Get Started: Retail Blues
I often wonder if I'm the last person in Kansas City still spending money on jazz recordings.
After all, everything's free for savvy internet users. And sadly, the population of Stan Kenton fans is rapidly diminishing.
Back in the day, Kansas Citians could easily acquire jazz at Penny Lane, the Music Exchange, Classical Westport, Recycled Sounds, Exile and many other music purveyors. Today, the nearest Borders outlet probably stocks the new Keith Jarrett and Stacey Kent discs, but fans are forced to go online for Matthew Shipp and David Ware.
(Image of Love Garden in Lawrence, KS, captured by Plastic Sax.)