Originally Posted by dmacc
John's a step above most professionals and a gifted teacher/communicator while being a monster player at the same time. A rare combination.
I'm not trying to suck up - just telling it like it is in my view....
I share your view
to me John is a throw back while being and innovator at the same time
we are lucky to have someone like him around
we missed the golden era of Be Bop and Hard Bop.....but we have guys like John , and Jeff Hamilton etc. that hold down that same fort in a time when it is not "fashionable "
I for one am very thankful for that