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

Jae Sinnett jaejazz at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 19 21:29:53 EDT 2006


I would concur with you Jim with him during that period and even with Jeff Lorber. I don't think however that's when Miles heard him and was complimenting his playing. I could be wrong but I think that was when he was in to his sweetie pie noodling nonsense. 
   
  Jae Sinnett

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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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> In a message dated 10/19/2006 4:51:47 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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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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