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Old 12-14-2010, 08:31 AM
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Default Wynton Marsalis

As part of my Drummerworld-inspired jazz education, I'm wondering about Wynton M. I know he's annoyed a lot of jazz people with some closed-minded attitudes about what constitutes good or "valid" jazz.

YouTube just recommended this Wynton clip to me: ... he and his band are tearing it up, including Elvin on fire at the back.

What I don't understand is that the players are really going off with all the syncopation, turnarounds and modes, yet I always thought hard bop was the kind of thing he rebelled against. Am I missing something or did he have a change of heart after this clip was made?

Can anyone enlighten?


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