Thread: Wynton Marsalis
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:15 PM
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Default Re: Wynton Marsalis

Originally Posted by Pollyanna View Post
Sorry to butt into an interesting conversation with my relatively prosaic inanities, but would I be right in guessing that Wynton M draws the line at hard bop? I take it Bitches Brew would be too modern for him? :) I take it A Love Supreme would have had some worrying developments for him ...

8 Mile mentioned that "Louis Armstrong trashed bebop at the time and Miles said he thought Cecil Taylor played like someone with psychological problems" ... and was it Miles who accused Monk of playing the wrong notes?
Let me start by correcting myself. I think Miles said that about Ornette, not Taylor. I'm not sure about the "wrong notes" quote regarding Monk.

As for Wynton, in his black and white universe, A Love Supreme = good and Bitches Brew = bad. In fact, he liked A Love Supreme enough that the LCJO performed it a few years ago.
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