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

philip booth philipbooth at tampabay.rr.com
Thu Oct 19 23:54:28 EDT 2006


Maybe Miles, by allegedly telling Kenny G that he (G) was great, was just 
yanking the guy's chain? And G just bought it?

Kinda' convenient that Miles isn't exactly available to dispute G's story, 
huh?

Speaking of Kenny G, I just saw a report on a local (Tampa Bay area) news 
channel that his show, during the first night of the free-admission 
Clearwater Jazz Holiday, drew so many people (18,000-20,000) that hundreds 
were refused admission into the park.



Philip Booth
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> 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.
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> Ed, Jae -
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> 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!
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> 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,
>> philipbooth at tampabay.rr.com writes:
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>> <<..Miles Thought Kenny G Was "Great"
>> Believe it ... or don't!..>>
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>> I wonder what Mr. G sounded like, 25 years ago. What did he play that
>> appealed to Miles?
>>
>> Ed
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> essential component of collections that favor jazz trios'' (Paula 
> Edelstein-AMG). ''Performed with class and a fine touch'' (Marion 
> McPartland), ''SOMEWHERE is a masterpiece'' (Bucky Pizzarelli). ''I loved 
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