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Old 03-24-2010, 05:36 AM
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Default Re: Pat Metheny on Kenny G and other Jazz greats

Originally Posted by bobdadruma View Post
This argument has gone on since as long as I can remember.
I listen to Kenny, Pat, Monk, Benny, and hundreds of others.
Shouldn't there be a full spectrum of Jazz? Something for everyone!
We all have choice as far as what we listen to.
I don't see the reason for the bashing of Smooth Jazz artist by the "purest".
Its kind of like Catholics bashing Protestants.
A Porsche owner bashing a MG owner.
Sometimes it's nice to sit down to Sanborn and just relax.
Personally, I don't care what other people listen to.
I don't care what name marketing people give to a style of music!

Only if life was so simple to people who take jazz music very seriously.

There's time to be politically correct and then there's a time to call the musical {if you can call it that that} BS when you see it IMO... Metheny nailed it #3 for me with my 2 cents on this matter.

That horrid KG sax solo over Armstrong added NOTHING but took away everything from the original content and musical intent...... enough said.

I have VERY strong opinions about this type of commercial gain but incredibly mediocre and shallow offerings in the name of "music" and ultimately $$$$ without any due {musical} respect for the true greats which came before and what on a much deeper level they brought to the table on the subject of jazz music.

That's my firm opinion and will remain unchanged on the matter. No wonder nobody has a clue what jazz is anymore... thank to the likes of KG who blure the waters over what the "real deal " jazz wise is to the average listener.

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