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Aug 09 2014
at 12:24 PM
I am eager to hear what the PM fans think of this derisive critique of jazz from the WP (see link below) I think I know they will say.
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Sep 29 2014
at 5:42 PM
Bookmark and Share I enjoyed the piece. It’s well written and quite amusing. I don’t think we have to take it too seriously... after all , we like what we like - nobody can tell us what we should or shouldn’t like. This guy is challenging jazz, laying down a gauntlet. But, of course, ’jazz’ is huge - Sun Ra, Eric Dolphy, Louis Armstrong, Weather Report, Pat Metheny, Bill Evans, Miles.... all so different. All have hit stunning heights, all have produced indifferent material (in my view I’ll excuse Pat there... I’ve never heard anything by Pat which I felt was playing for time). So, the article is fun, but meaningless. Btw, just listening to Kenny Wheeler’s Angel Song, with Bill Frisell. Beautiful. Kenny died last week, just found out. What a musician.
Aug 17 2014
at 1:24 PM
Bookmark and Share So.if this guy had a point to prove,why did he choose video examples that disprove his point?
Aug 15 2014
at 11:01 PM
Bookmark and Share That was not a critique. It was a stupid rant at a party. Poor thing. People like you. Just hush.
Aug 13 2014
at 3:47 PM
Bookmark and Share Derisively critiquing jazz, all of jazz, the direction of jazz, or whatever, is like disagreeing with the way the sun came up this morning. But the worst part about it is that the author apparently sat around for a good long while trying to intelligently justify his ridiculous premise AND he even threw in a few random tidbits of acquired knowledge and "first hand experience" to back it up. Sort of like saying the sun is 93 million miles away from Earth and it burned my skin last summer, and now I don’t like the sun anymore and how could anyone like the sun. But of course the sun burns on anyway. That’s what it does. Jazz is ideas; by definition it can’t run out of them. Anyone who says otherwise has been sold a phony bill of goods.
Aug 12 2014
at 3:32 PM
Bookmark and Share You nailed it, foper.
Aug 12 2014
at 12:17 AM
Bookmark and Share Kooltrane, This guy has a real personal problem, getting angry about jazz in general. First of all, we all know the word ’jazz’ is a very nebulous if not meaningless moniker. It has nothing to do with Pat. I don’t like most opera, but I don’t dwell on it and get angry that some people like it.
Aug 11 2014
at 10:17 PM
Bookmark and Share Wow! This guy must have his ears pierced (together). I thought of many ways to respond to this incredibly stupid critique of jazz. Then I decided it really isn’t worth ANY effort on my I am just going say: this guy is a nutcase! He obviously knows nothing about jazz and probably little or nothing about music. It really isn’t worth spending much time on... I am done.
Aug 10 2014
at 7:43 PM
Bookmark and Share I don’t understand the point of writing an article just to voice one person’s opinion (the writer’s) that he does not like or understand jazz. Why should one care what he likes or doesn’t like. It’s not going to change anyone’s opinion about the subject. That being said, I am a middle aged person, and have a lot of friends and acquaintances. I can count on only one hand how many of them like or can appreciate jazz, on any level.
Aug 10 2014
at 8:57 AM
Bookmark and Share This comment right here says it all: "I found jazz generically pleasing, but insubstantial and hard to grasp." People tend to reject what they don’t understand. And people tend to shy away from things that require too much effort in thinking. The fact that musicians like Pat fill venues all over the world shows that jazz is quite strong globally.
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