Readers who cleaned their eyes this morning will have noticed that the illustrative photographs in the side columns have changed, replacing the free jazz legends (Coleman, Shepp, Cecil Taylor, ...) who themselves replaced the female free jazz pictures of last year (Léandre, Fujii, Crispell, Roberts, Laubrock, ...), who in turn replaced the free jazz icons of today (William Parker, Bill Dixon, Hamid Drake, Ken Vandermark, ...), portrayed in the year before.
The generation Y is born after 1980, and all musicians pictured fall within this category (or almost), and succeeds generation X, which seems logical.
To quote Wikipedia : "Generation Y'ers never truly rebelled against their parents, unlike prior generations, often enjoying the same music, movies and products as their parents. Generation Y has been described in a New York Times opinion piece as entrepreneurial and, "a 'post-emotional' generation. No anger, no edge, no ego." Generation Y grew up in a time of great change in the music industry, and does not have a discernible sound unlike recent generations."
The challenge is up, boys and girls : prove them wrong!!!