Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
Just hired the DVDs from the local library - interesting history, but I was peeved when they listed the great graduates of Fletcher Henderson's bands and failed to mention Sun Ra - surely that's either a massive oversight or they were being bitchy??
It's not an oversight. That's a big part of the criticism of the Burns/Marsalis/Crouch take on jazz. Not much time for those who were part of the avant garde.