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

Jae Sinnett jaejazz at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 20 12:33:57 EDT 2006


My group actually opened for Kenny several years ago....twice, and I've had conversations with him. It's hard to explain from the stage perspective....looking out at that audience and seeing there faces....based on what we play.....what they were thinking while listening to us. So different than him obviously. Funny. We were like from Mars or something but they asked us back to do it again. Interestingly enough he told me his main sax hero was Junior Walker. He never once claim to be playing jazz....with what he's been doing over the past twenty years or so. I'll give him credit for that but I asked why....particularly early on... did he let his marketing machine put him out there as a jazz artist? He said they never did that. It was the media and general folk that put him in that category. He may be right. 
   
  Jae Sinnett 

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Seems odd to be giving props to the G-man, but I heard Lorber's band in May of '81 and Gorelick struck me as a strong soprano player and an even stronger flute (!) player. I didn't then and don't now care for the style although I would say Lorber's band was successful on its own terms. 

Brian Sanders
KCRW, Santa Monica

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You should check out his The Jeff Lorber Fusion, he was a member of that group, 
as Kenny Gorelick in those days.

Brad Stone
KSJS-FM
San Jose

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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:

<<..Miles Thought Kenny G Was "Great"
Believe it ... or don't!..>>

I wonder what Mr. G sounded like, 25 years ago. What did he play that 
appealed to Miles?

Ed




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