RE: [Braxton] Anthony Braxton story
> From: shrine@...Well, what I have written ("carefully studying each minutiae") sounds
> > carefully studying each minutiae of the jazz styles and idioms >>
> i have not heard blues alley but most of his other work. in the modal
> mode, he's pretty good. but to accept the ellington or swing
> as good, no. i dont think he swings well. the arrangements are so
> simple and uninteresting. &kisor is the only musician in the Lincoln
> Orch. that consistently displays a good solo despite the arrangements.
almost like Stanley Crouch liner notes...
I can't make a substantiated comment on Marsalis' recent records,
although it's very likely that I would agree with you arrangement-wise,
simply because his aesthetic premises differ very much from my own.
Normally it would be dubious to criticize someone for having a lack of
swing, but in this case I think it's fair to take Marsalis at his own
word, since he's so dogmatic about this amorphous quality called
> > It's a chliché to equate musical with political conservatism,I know, I was referring to my own stance.
> i am not doing that.
> > AB once said that this kind ofMaybe Marsalis hubris reveals itself in the fact that he thinks he has
> > musical nostalgia is about giving old, tested answers to new
> > questions)...>>
> that i dont follow, but if it is to compare brax's work in this area
> such parker, monk, tradition on leo, or tristano cds with wynton's in
> the last 10 or so yrs. there's no ? who is giving the new ?s. brax is.
answers in the first place? Concerning your appreciation of Braxton's
interpretation of traditional material I can only quote Quentin
Tarrantino: "There might be somebody somewhere that agrees with you more
than I do, but I wouldn't count on it" :-)