[JPL] Re: Miles Hearts Kenny G (?)

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Thu Oct 19 20:53:47 EDT 2006


Ed, Jae -

Perhaps since Kenny is from Seattle and I remember him as  kid at 
Franklin HS, I might offer some perspective.  I don't know what Miles 
heard, but Kenny played mostly tenor then and I remember him as a 
pretty hot player.  I think he was also a featured tenor soloist in the 
University of Washington Studio Jazz Ensemble when it was directed by 
Roy Cummings, a no-nonsense musician for whom I had great respect.  
Kenny wasn't a music major at the UW, though.  He majored in business - 
and that may explain a lot!

Jim Wilke


On Thursday, October 19, 2006, at 05:26  PM, EdBride at aol.com wrote:

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> <<..Miles Thought Kenny G Was "Great"
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> I wonder what Mr. G sounded like, 25 years ago. What did he play that
> appealed to Miles?
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