[JPL] Stirring the kaka.... Legends of Jazz

Jim Wilke 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 
> promote
> them. With all the fine young trumpeters on the scene today who are 
> saying
> 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 
> over
> abundance of female vocalists, I find this to be my least favorite 
> category
> of jazz in the 21st century.

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