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  •  Burns was annoying (4+ / 0-)

    10 minutes on Winton and 25 seconds on Bud Powell.
    And his conclusion? ... and then Jazz died (when Louis Armstrong died) but luckily Wynton Marsalis has it embalmed for viewing at Lincoln center.

    All art forms are a function of their time - Pissaro. This isn't an age of ground breaking music like the high water marks of the 20s through the ... 70s(?). There will be other ages. Maybe tomorrow?

    If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

    by jgnyc on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 04:41:19 PM PDT

    •  I love Louis as much as anyone and jazz (4+ / 0-)

      would not be what it was/is without him, but there is MUCH more to the story and Burns really missed it.

      I like Wynton as a musician and I appreciate that he helps keep jazz in the media, but he has also fossilized it.

      I enjoy his brother Branford much more: open minded enough to play with Sting and the Grateful Dead, but still a jazzman first and foremost.

      To listen to Wynton, there was nothing after mid 60's Miles and after Trane's death.

      Trane would've been pissed, gentleman that he was. He was always looking forward.

      I'm not paranoid, I'm just well informed--SherwoodB

      by SherwoodB on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 04:57:18 PM PDT

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      •  Wynton M. annoys me. (2+ / 0-)
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        I agree his brother is much more bearable.

        Jazz does not need to be ossified. That denies it its essential nature.

        "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now". Rev. William Barber, If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

        by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 05:07:26 PM PDT

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      •  I remember a moment in "Jazz" (2+ / 0-)
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        that kind of soured me on Branford.  It was his almost violently angry reaction to Cecil Taylor's saying that he wanted his listeners to work as hard as he did.

      •  Wynton can play that horn (3+ / 0-)

        I saw him do an in store and he played Embraceable You and took the top of my head off. But getting Burns to ignore, for instance, the World Saxophone Quartet in service of his jazz museum up a Lincoln Center really took the edge off the last episode. Everything I've heard from Branford I found lightweight. His forays with the Dead generic, though to be fair, and I find the 60s to mid 70s Dead very interesting, the 90s incarnation he sat in with was their corporate party band act. Other than that playing Donna Lee with some guy going wicki wicki wack on the decks ... eh ... College kids can play bebop these days but none of them, and I include the illustrious Marsalis bros, have the feel of the music of today.

        Agree entirely about Louis. The Hot 5s7s were the greatest rock and roll band ever. Louis phrasing is the big bang of what we do. If jazz were physics - this is a stretch - Louis is Newton. Now I'm going to throw on the Heebie Jeebies.

        If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

        by jgnyc on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 06:11:32 AM PDT

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