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Old 12-19-2010, 01:38 AM
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Default Re: Wynton Marsalis

I don't think that Wynton Marsalis matters much, really. I don't think he's all that much of a jazz trumpet player and he's surely no innovator but that doesn't bother me. I don't understand why jazz musicians hate him so much. I just see him as a very savvy businessman. He's definitely shown his skill at playing the game. And he's always dressed very well.

Who cares? He's really more of a curator than a down-in-the-trenches jazz musician. Sure, he's paid his dues and he's earned his stripes but his primary and everlasting achievement was creating "Wynton Marsalis."

He's the Campbell's Soup of jazz, the family-friendly 42nd Street of jazz.

And he's always dressed very well.
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