Jazz music is traditionally an African American kind of music. Initially entertaining for its variety of instrument content and its diversity in musical aspects, jazz music became known for a specific type. With time, however, its message changed and the music has slowly become a platform for communicating political matters, as well as cultural concerns. Jazz music is not a rigid genre and even though it maintains its originality. It may also diversify to new explorations. Jazz music like other artistic subjects such as writing has to incorporate innovation in order to advance in the market. This market is not just the selling concept but a satisfactory aspect to the fans and audiences of jazz music. Innovation means addressing current affairs, political, social and cultural matters in an attempt to engage the fans and audiences. Furthermore, music needs also to communicate and address important and current matters in the society.
With knowledge that there are current matters in the society, Jazz music cannot afford to be left out. This has led to the evolution of the same through May to contemporary Jazz. This is not to mean that the music has lost its authenticity but that it has added to its great taste the essence of live and the society as a whole. Like other forms of music in the industry such as pop music and rock, blues among others, jazz needs to address current affair even if it means comparing them. In order to beat the inequality in music genres and precisely jazz music, it is important to put forward the content as its engaging aspect to its fans. Free jazz is the music of this day and what has shown the most evolution in this genre.
Jost, Ekkehard. Free Jazz. Chicago: Universal Edition , 2009. Print .