[JPL] Stirring the kaka.... Legends of Jazz
jwilke123 at comcast.net
Tue Apr 11 13:56:27 EDT 2006
Arturo, my sentiments exactly until I heard him live. I'll agree
there are lots of fine young trumpet players (who he's not going to
replace in my book) but my point was CB is a solid cat whose
versatility and skill extend well beyond what you see and hear on his
CDs. I went to check him out expecting to leave after a couple of tunes
before I nodded out, but had no trouble staying awake for the entire
set. I had him pegged as a "Chet Baker wannabee" too from the
marketing images, but he's a good player.
I know the smooth jazz crowd there to see him each night last week got
exposed to more solid jazz than they hear at most shows they attend and
they seemed to love it, too! Nothin' wrong with that in my book.
On Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at 10:38 AM, Arturo wrote:
> I don't understand the growing trend of "Chet Baker wannabees", trumpet
> players/singers trying to be "cool". More disturbing is the push to
> them. With all the fine young trumpeters on the scene today who are
> something new, why is CB appearing on the Legends of Jazz? Even if they
> wanted a White trumpeter there are better choices than he. Next to the
> abundance of female vocalists, I find this to be my least favorite
> of jazz in the 21st century.
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