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Old 03-25-2010, 04:20 AM
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Default Re: Pat Metheny on Kenny G and other Jazz greats

Originally Posted by Pollyanna View Post
So what are we saying about the decision of Satchmo's estate to give Kenny their blessings? Not hearing much about that - which is the key to this whole thing.
Yes, exactly right. "The Heebie Jeebies" or "West End Blues" or anything recorded by Louis Armstrong's Hot Five or Hot Seven are always going to stand as true historic documents of the "birth of jazz." But "What A Wonderful World?" could have Megadeath overdub on that thing and it wouldn't matter.

I just don't get this outrage over Kenny G using that tune, I really don't. It's a lousy tune, which makes it perfect for him.

These jazz guys get a little too precious in my opinion. They need to drink a cold beer and listen to some punk rock, try to learn something, you know?
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