Originally Posted by Deltadrummer
Oh, Bob, you made a critical remark. Don't try to get out of it now. :)
I know what you mean. I am one of the most overly-critical people, and never like my playing; but I'm a wok in progress so that may be a good thing.
My remark about being wrong was meant to be taken as figuratively, as in Metheny is saying that Kenny is wrong, and I am saying that you are wrong. That is the whole crux of the point. You can say to someone "you are just wrong." What is jazz? These questions are not easy to answer; but it is Pat Metheny defining it, and I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
I really did mean it to make a point in a humorous way.
We all know that music popularity is not all about musical content and talent.
Here was kenny G. Just a guy playing his music. (Not the best music, Just music)
Someone in the recording biz spotted him and they decided that he could be produced and sold.
Along came a producer who said, "Come to the studio and record on our dime."
Kenny said, "Yes" and signed a contract.
Kenny recorded, They marketed, Kenny and the company made lots of cash.
You would have done the same thing!