Wynton Controversy

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  1. eisprl

    eisprl Mezzo Piano User

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    Hey all

    I was over at one of the other trumpet forums (don't hate me please, I haven't been there in a very long time). I came across a thread about Wynton. The question was, "Is Wynton considered to be a Jazz giant" or something along those lines. I read it early this morning and after reading some of the responces it was easy for me to come up with a few choice words on the subjet. The whole thing just got my blood going! I had to share the opinionated thread with all of you!

    So I guess I now pose this question to you, though mine is not "IS Wynton a jazz giant" but rathar "Do you think he is a jazz giant". I have my own opinions which I won't bother re-writing here. The short answer for me is "he may not be a GIANT when it comes to jazz but I would consider him to be a jazz musician".

    Let's get a little controversy going!
    http://www.trumpetplayeronline.com/xmb/viewthread.php?tid=4866

    Eric
     
  2. PH

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  3. ptynan

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    I guess we'll know in about 50 years....
     
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  5. BADBOY-DON

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    Not only that he is the most important player in this century but gzzzzzesh!
    How many other human beings with not only talent for playing trumpet (yes of all styles) also has won the musical composers P-Prize for "Blood on the Fields" AND ONE AMAZINGLY GIFTED JAZZ MUSICAN.
    I am adorning my BRASS-FLACK-JACKET on this very moment when I shall proclaim:
    WYNTON MARSALIS, at this moment in time is.....

    THE "DUKE ELLINGTON OF THIS CENTURY!"
     
  6. dizforprez

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    If we are to draw comparsions, I feel that Wynton is more like the Leonard Bernstein of our generation than Duke Ellington.

    Ph, could you provide us with specific criterion for judging someone a jazz giant?
     
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  7. krossum

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    When it comes down to it - musicians do not get to decide who is knighted a jazz giant. Our wonderful media channels, backed by corporate muscle, will bestow that honor.

    My thoughts are along the lines of - Wynton is Wynton. Read between the lines... there are very few musicians in the world that can truly fall into the elite category of being their own entity. I do not believe Wynton is the Duke Ellington of this century; he's the Wynton Marsalis of this century.

    ...and man, what a killin' trumpeter!!

    -Kelly
     
  8. Dale Proctor

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    I don't know - have you ever heard Doc play classical? It's at least as good as Wynton. Have you ever heard Wynton play "Doc-style" stuff? I think Doc wins. He just hasn't been hyped by the media. But, Wynton is no slouch, either.
     
  9. Liad Bar-EL

    Liad Bar-EL Forte User

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    In order to settle this thread down on this issue, could you list those facts?

    Thanks,

    Liad
     
  10. bilboinsa

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    If by giant you mean one that stands out and over most other trumpet recording artists, then "Yes" is my answer. He is amazing--as are several others out there. There can be no right or wrong answer here, you know?
     

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