Inequality in the Arts
In the world of arts, there are major gaps or inequalities between the successful artists and those who have not become famous or successful yet. An artist is a person who has horned a skill or a talent. Examples of artists are actors, musicians, painters, those who perform ‘spoken word’ and even poets. Inequality is clearly evident when two artists are born in different environments. For example, when a singer grows up in a family that nurtures and encourages her to continue singing, this tremendously increase her chances of becoming a successful artist, but if we assume that the artist is brought in a family where they believe in nurturing talent at all, they will discourage the girl from singing and this reduces her chances of becoming a successful life. One theory of the Double Helix of Spectacular Inequalities states that the level of success of an artist depends on the scarcity of their expertise. I totally agree with this. The scarcer your talent is, the more the demand for it and the higher your paycheck.
Improvisation has played a key role in the evolution of jazz. A good jazz student goes through the preludes of jazz of ancient times and improves them through creativity. This results in a new kind of jazz that people call free jazz. Lester Young for example, became famous when he introduced the timing of the tempo, a modification of Jazz during his years. In the1960’s, most of the free jazz musicians were free African-Americans. At this time, they felt oppressed by the whites and used music and social status to try and fight for the rights of people of their race. They called their music “Black Power Music, in their struggle to transform the evil of white power.” Free jazz was a major vehicle that the Negroes used to convey their treatment by the whites in the 20th Century. I believe this was a great way of emotional release as well.