Re: Jim Black on Ari Hoenig
Why must Charlie Parker reharmonize Indiana and play it as Donna Lee? Ugh why can't he just swing and stop doing all that crazy bebop stuff, freaking flatted 5ths ruining our jazz!
I don't get why does it have to be one extreme or the other, obviously Ari can swing and make the music feel good (the first tune in Lines of Opression is a great example of that) so why not experiment? I just don't get why can't both ways of playing coexist? I dig the traditional stuff and the crazy stuff.