February 23, 2018
When one declares that they listen to everything, while referring to music, one must be prepared to answer questions such as: who is your favourite country singer? who is your favourite Renaissance polyphony composer? Or so Matthew "Moppa" Elliott, bandleader of the Mostly Other People Do the Killing jazz quartet is asking his students. The interview that Moppa did with The Attic is some three years old, but the conversation still seems very relevant today. He does claims to listen to everything, or as much different kind of music as possible.
But if you aim to listen to everything, how do you go about accomplishing that? And where do you start? Maybe the first question to be asking yourself is, is that something to even consider? Is it worth-while? Indeed, Moppa Elliott seems to believe that listening to a lot of different genres, and being able to distinguish a good record over another from different music styles, is very rewarding.