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Old 03-26-2010, 12:31 AM
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Default Re: Pat Metheny on Kenny G and other Jazz greats

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Originally Posted by con struct View Post
Exactly. Anyway, it wasn't even written by or for Armstrong. It was written by a couple of industry guys who then shopped it around.

It's not as though Kenny G did an overdub on "Struttin' With Some Barbecue."
It's a testament to how a song put in the right context, here the film Good Morning Viet Nam, can come to have significance separate from the song itself.

There is still enough gray area to make it an interesting discussion, the quality of the song, the charity of the royalties, the red lighting of the estate, freedom in a democratic society for goodness sake. But Metheny is talking about the larger issue and he mentions that in the article. What exactly is the larger issue though? it's the endless exposure that mediocre musicians get at the expense of those with real talent. Well fine and good; but add on top of that the question of who really gets to define a genre.Heck even Richard Thompson agreed with Pat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucgZQGPZOpk

And Kenny G defiled a great name not only supporters of Louie but 'Kennys' everywhere should be up in arms.
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