i ask the question only because it has been the most influential, and the last style of music that made actual jazz musicians re-think their approach. on any given night i can see jazz,rock, metal, even hiphop..but why? no R&B. there is actually no place for a young bassist to get their head cut and to grow. i would pay top dollar, to watch and listen to folks pull-off or struggle through Motown, Isaac Hayes what have you...how did the most dominate form of music not have a platform or venue to play in????