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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.
In a message dated 7/16/05 10:41:56 AM,
Tangential comment...I thought it was interesting when on
Bradford Marsalis called Cecil Taylor's work self indulgent
just goes to show how a very accomplished musician who is
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
of mine refered to him as a "musical necrophilliac" in print
The Marsalis brothers seem to make a habit of dissing their
A trait that does not endear them to some folks.
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