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:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTvhcbrUaSI
... 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?