[JPL] I gave this article five stars.

Jae Sinnett jaejazz at yahoo.com
Fri May 4 00:28:44 EDT 2007


Well the recording is "timely" Ed in it's social commentary but my position is that it's an artistic achievement on its own creative merits. That's what I was saying. In this case being timely has nothing to do with it. I concur in that just because its commentary parallels what's happening now socially it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the quality of the music.....particularly from an instrumental perspective but it is a brilliant recording that just happens to make a profound social statement. This is my opinion of course. 
   
  Jae

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In a message dated 5/3/2007 5:49:28 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 
jaejazz at yahoo.com writes:

<<..Bobby said timely. Yes, and time will decide it's impact. We've become a 
cynical breed when it comes to giving credit where credit is due. Someone 
once said that critics know more than they think those who aren't - ought to - 
so one can take that review solely as that writers opinion. One of the things 
about jazz is that it's always reflected the times - or at least should in 
some way. An artist that can accurately bring to life the times the music is 
intended to reflect has accomplished most of it's purpose..>>

Jae et.al.,

I happen to be a fan and admirer of Wynton's, although I sometimes wish he 
would ratchtet-back some of his pontifications. But to equate being timely with 
artistic achievement is beyond my ability to comprehend. All I'm suggesting 
is that the critic who gave the recording one star did not owe any extra 
slack to "timeliness."

I think I'm all argued-out on this,
Ed








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