[JPL] Elevating the Instrumental Artist

Nancy Houle nancy at jazzsolution.com
Wed Apr 5 08:42:57 EDT 2006

Pat Metheny and Montreal is what a bee is to honey!
That must of been a completely spiritual experience for him.
Wow, what that must feel like!

I know some of you feel nostalgic about your early experiences with jazz.
I have read it express (I'll paraphrase)  "it just isn't the same  jazz
anymore.  "The Leaders aren't the same breed of quality".  "the cream of the
crop is harder to identify. " Back in the day you just "knew"  a jazz master
in the house!"

But, today's audiences who experience jazz today (who didn't
have the age or privilege to experience the first 20-30-40 yrs of jazz)
jazz today, like they were a witness to it's birth.

Fast forward 30-60 years from now, when
we are all dead and gone, those same folks will be sharing their own  jazz
experiences and referring to some of our current musicians as "masters".

They will reminisce and have stories about the day they saw so and so and
the club.
What will they be saying then?  " today's jazz just isn't the same".
The Leaders aren't the same.  The cream of the crop is harder
to identify.  Back in the day you just "knew" their was a jazz master
in the house!

in tongue and cheek
Nancy with the laughing face!

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Thank you Nancy. I knew someone could catch me up on that one.

I've been in crowds of 100,000 listening to jazz at the Chicago Jazz
Festival. But that was some time ago (and it's free). Did you see what
Pat Metheny did at Montreal last summer? I recall talking to Milt
Jackson who said the MJQ on the same bill with Ella played to 70,000
at Tanglewood, I think it was.

As far as indoor concert halls -- Sonny Rollins at Hill Auditorium
this past fall was the largest jazz crowd I've been in for some time.

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