[JPL] Branford Marsalis thoughts on "Nerd Jazz"

EdBride at aol.com EdBride at aol.com
Fri Sep 25 00:11:11 EDT 2009

This may seem like heresy to some, but the question begs to be asked: was  
he describing himself, below?
In a message dated 9/24/2009 10:33:01 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
drjazz at drjazz.com writes:

Asked  about the term "nerd jazz," he said that there are many jazz 
musicians  that have begun their careers in the past 20 or 30 years that 
have been  educated in jazz (he noted that jazz has become in many 
instances a music  for intellectuals and that it has been absorbed into 
academia as opposed  to being learned through the experience of playing 
and life lessons) but  lack a certain emotional quality to their  playing.

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