Re: Pat Metheny on Kenny G and other Jazz greats
During the mid 1980s I began to listen to Smooth Jazz. I bought a couple of Bob James albums and soon afterwards I had a large collection of hundreds of CDs from the GRP CD club.
I had never really listened to Jazz of any kind before that time! Perhaps a slight curiosity with Buddy Rich from his appearances on late night talk shows, etc.
I had grown up with Rock and Roll like most American kids who were born in 1957 did.
The Smooth Jazz only served to "Whet My Appetite" for exploring Real Jazz.
I began to buy Real Jazz CDs.
I began to study Real Jazz and I fell in love with it!
The Smooth Jazz artist that you purist so readily criticize only served to help convert me to listening to Real Jazz. They became a vessel that changed my musical life!
This is a true story.
I listen to, appreciate, and study Real Jazz today because of people like Kenny G!
Just my ten cents! (I have adjusted the amount for inflation)
I wonder if there are other people out there like me?
I kind of like old drums:)
Last edited by bobdadruma; 03-26-2010 at 12:42 AM.