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RE: zen and flatulent music (Marsalis Brothers)

I'm certain it was Bradford, because I remember being surprised that he said it....with his more diverse background than Winton, playing with Sting, the Grateful Dead, and other styles of music besides classical forms. Although, I can imagine Winton thinking this, but not saying it...he comes across to me as being far too "tight" and proper. :)   Musical necrophilliac...I love that term!  I used to call Winton and others like him jazz curators, but I like your friend's term better. "Jazz Necrophilliac" could be even more accurate, I suppose.

From: ArsOcarina@aol.com [mailto:ArsOcarina@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 6:02 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: zen and flatulent music (Marsalis Brothers)


In a message dated 7/16/05 10:41:56 AM, kris.hartung@hp.com writes:

Tangential comment...I thought it was interesting when on public TV,
Bradford Marsalis called Cecil Taylor's work self indulgent bullshit....

just goes to show how a very accomplished musician who is very
adept at jazz and improvisation can be completely indifferent to a
form of free jazz on the far end of the spectrum. Sort of funny that he
said that on TV, that history of jazz series program that came out on
DVD and VHS.

I thought that was Winton, not Branford. Oh well. While I've mildly
enjoyed some of the Marsalis brothers' stuff from time to time, Winton
is a much better classical player than a jazz player IMOHO. He's got
amazing technique but is a bit bloodless for my taste -- and a bit
of a "jazz nazi" on top of that. A prominent music critic friend
of mine refered to him as a "musical necrophilliac" in print once.
The Marsalis brothers seem to make a habit of dissing their betters.
A trait that does not endear them to some folks.

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