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Old 03-29-2010, 01:26 AM
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Default Re: Pat Metheny on Kenny G and other Jazz greats

Ah Ken, you are a treasure. I never thought of that perspective. I'm wondering if what you're talking about is less like protesting about deforestation as lobbying for a beautiful old building to be placed under the protection of the Heritage Act. In a way, yes, in another way no (because jazz is a living and evolving thing). Then there's standard rationalism question - is an art from that cannot win enough hearts and minds worthy of protection (apart from in terms of heritage) ... the argument being that relevance and quality should decide. Trouble is those pesky marketeers and uneven playing fields.

Just thinking aloud. I'm at work at the moment so the parallels are a bit complex for me to wade through at morning tea but, like Arnie, I'll be back :)

KIS & Abe - maybe a radio show? I have a great face for radio!
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