I happened to open my Kindle Store today and browse to the "Jazz" section, thinking I might buy some new material. According to Amazon, their top selling albums: 1) Glad Rag Doll - Diana Krall 2) Time Out - Dave Brubeck (RIP) 3) Greatest Hits - Dave Brubeck (RIP) 4) Duets - Tony Bennett 5) Micheal Buble - Michael Buble 6) Christmas Classics - Bing Crosby (RIP) 7) Christmas Song - Nat King Cole (RIP) 8) Call Me Irresponsible - Michael Buble 9) Kind of Blue - Miles Davis (RIP) 10) The Essential Dave Brubeck - Dave Brubeck (RIP)

Notice how only one of this top 10 albums were released this year, the Diana Krall. And critics have largely panned the release from Diana Krall. The Amazon store shows it with 3.1 out of 5 stars, and many say it isn't exactly jazz.

It may be a little bit unfair to take a look this week, with Dave Brubeck's recent passing spiking three of his titles into the top ten. But I suspect it is a bigger sign of no one getting out and discovering new jazz recordings, of which there are many. Its frustrating to people who want to see this genre thrive to see such poor uptake of new product.