Re: Wynton Marsalis
Ken, a bit ambitious to get me up to speed but one can only try :)
I had BB eons ago and, while I always enjoyed the sound of it with Miles's plaintive bursts over jungle rhythms, I found it overlong. .
8Mile, A Love Supreme gets pretty cosmic at times so if Wynton loves it then he can't be too starched up IMO. The hard bop clip is pretty cool too. Whatever, he's just one musician with an opinion. I don't see why his opinion should count more than those of his peers. Influential friends?
If my memory serves me correctly I read about Miles's comments directed at Monk in The Jazz Book by Joachim-Ernst Berendt. I could be wrong ... I read it a long time ago.