Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Whousedtoplay, Nov 27, 2013.
Thought provoking stuff. Thanks for posting!
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Another old (now dead) guy rewriting history based on faulty memories. I loved Zawinul and his music, he was one of the few good writers and players but he also had a rep as a pretty tough guy to get along with, and his denial of doing drugs and then backpedaling is a bit slimy. His view of the jazz world was very myopic I think though I am of the same mind that the emphasis of melody and song is not the current jazz trend.
Wow. The next time you think your childhood was rough, read this again.
Joes the man
Faulty memories? really… I knew Joe and he was anything but faulty memories.. Slimy? Have respect for a man who defined the music of his day…. myopic? I don't think so, he was THERE! He played with Miles, Cannonball… How do you say such things?
The I've never used drugs statement followed by the recollections of drugs he used after the GQ quote was mentioned was fairly glaring.
Big Zaniwul fan since the mid 70's... but I can still read.
I cannot agree more about Cannonball. He was a giant who's popular appeal in the day somehow overshadowed his sheer brilliance as a player. Without question, he's of the same rarified breed as Bird, Rollins or Trane.
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