Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Hear Me Talkin' To Ya

I'm a mild and friendly sort of bloke, so I often wonder how the hell I ever got involved in:
1/ The Trotskyist left;
2/ Jazz.

Both are the most factional, aggressive and vituperative arenas imaginable.

However, there is some good stuff to be had in the wunnerful world of jazz sectarianism.

My two personal favourites are this murderous denunciation of Kenny 'G', allegedly penned by guitarist Pat Metheny; and this disastrous interview with the legendarily bad-tempered cornetist Ruby Braff, by Jim Godbolt (quite a curmugeon himself, but here overwhelmed by Braff's vituperation). Enjoy...and learn.


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