We’ll be honest: We don’t really get jazz. We know we should. It’s one of those music genres that cultured men should have a deep affinity for. Like opera, only hipper. But, like opera, it’s easy to find it inaccessible and dense. This is why we’re excited about the Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology. It’s brief, simple, and expansive, all while being comprehensive enough to appeal to connoisseurs, too. Because no one wants to look like a chump with a Time/Life collection.