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Old 03-25-2010, 03:57 AM
aydee aydee is offline
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Default Re: Pat Metheny on Kenny G and other Jazz greats

Originally Posted by bobdadruma View Post
You're a bad apple aydee! LOL!
C'mon, Bob isnt this more fun than pondering the relative merits of 2 up 2 down brain teasers or was it the other way around ; )

Ya, I dont know what it is about the J gets the switchblades out, every time. Funny thing is I'm enjoying this thread because I can totally see it from two contrasting points of view. Steamers and Larry's.

Both are equally valid, in my view.

Steamer's resentment ( or Metheny's for that matter ) at the desecration of his music, and having at least some personal standards as a musician and standing by them, and Larry's view that every musician has a fundamental right to express himself without judgement, and all music is at the very least, non threatening and something you can so easily walk away from, so why bash anyone?

Dualism, pluralism. I guess those fit in a music discussion.

Regarding Andy's question on jazz : Ninety per cent of all jazz is half
improvisation. The other half is the part people play while others are
playing something they never played with anyone who played that part.
So if you play the wrong part, its right. If you play the right part, it
might be right if you play it wrong enough. But if you play it too right, it's

( Sorry, some might have seen this before, but I get a kick out of it everytime I read it )

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