[JPL] Who is Jazz's Greatest Living Legend?

Bradley M. Stone bstone at science.sjsu.edu
Fri Mar 23 12:32:06 EDT 2007

I hate to rain on everyone's parade here, but I had to speak up. it just
seems to me that we are in the midst of a crisis, with Ed scaling back
JazzWeek, and the potential of a Top 50 jazz chart disappearing all
together.... And yet we are discussing who the greatest living legend in
jazz is!  Shouldn't we be directing our energies into discussing what
would happen to the jazz community if we lose the chart, and what can be
done to help Ed, etc.?  Seems to me to be the only topic of relevance
right now, on a jazz programmer's list.

Thanks for listening.



Dr. Brad Stone, Faculty Advisor
Music Director; Jazz, Blues and World
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA   95192-0094
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Subject: [[JUNK]] Re: [JPL] Who is Jazz's Greatest Living Legend? 

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The thing with Ornette is that you have someone that is innovative to a
style in the genre. It was limited to that - albeit hugely important.
Considering..... I would say Phil Woods.....because his body of work is
more expansive. Folk don't talk about that much. When you really look at
his body of work it's incredible.   
  As for drums.....I would probably say Roy Haynes over Max simply
because Roy has been blessed with better health - consequently giving
him the longevity edge in active performance.
  And in terms of piano....I would probably put Chick Corea in there in
place of Horace Silver....not for longevity obviously but more for the
impact of their influence. 
  Just my opinion of course. 
  Jae Sinnett  

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