Re: Pat Metheny on Kenny G and other Jazz greats
I don't know. I think Louis Armstrong singing "Hello Dolly" was pretty rotten, and I fail to see how it has any artistic merit whatsoever, although
I'm sure that Armstrong made a lot of money from it. And I'm pretty sure that Kenny G got permission from the Armstrong estate to use the recording of "Wonderful World."
Now don't get me wrong, I can't stand Kenny G or any of that user-friendly white-wine-and-cheese smooth jazz vanilla pudding music. But it seems to me that the people who are keeping alive the controversy about Kenny G dubbing his sax onto a Louis Armstrong track, and not even a good one at that, are the same people who are the most outraged about it. Nobody else even remembers it. It's something best forgotten about, isn't it?
Anyway, Kenny G isn't taking any work away from, say, Greg Osby, so who cares what he does?
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