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|--- Mar 24 1999 Go to category|
|Subject:||Where is Jazz Going?|
|From:||KC JAM (KC)|
As you look into your crystal ball, where do you see jazz going in the next 20 years?
Jazz has always been the music of individuals. And it has always been easier for historians and critics after the fact to delineate "movements" and such. But I never really saw it like that. As long as every few years someone like Jaco Pastorius or Josh Redman or Brad Mehldau or Tony Williams or Gary Burton shows up, we're cool. And as long as experienced players like Joe Lovano or Kenny Barron continue to redefine themselves with such amazing results, we're cool. I see no sign of this stuff letting up.