Re: Pat Metheny on Kenny G and other Jazz greats
May as well merge this with the Meg White and White Stripes thread.
Both Kenny G and White Stripes are regarded as dumbed down garbage created for the masses, yet somehow adored by their respective fans.
Same issues are in every genre.
I imagine die hard country fans were less than thrilled with Garth Brooks making the genre more pop-rock
As Polly mentioned, in the metal word, newer fans don't even consider the past greats metal anymore, meanwhile they listen to Lamb of God, whom I personally consider repetitive and dull compared to other choices out there.
Top 40? Used to be full of people who at lest played their instruments (even they were session musicians), now it's just people using auto tuned vocals over computer generated music. And it wins Grammys while selling millions.
As mentioned, even if listening to Kenny G was banned, people would move on to something else many of us would also consider drivel.
Quality artists have been ignored for decades over what's popular. Sure, we have the right to complain about it, but it doesn't change things. And in some cases, success has a way of ruining what we once thought was great about an artist, so be careful what you wish for.