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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by eisprl, Oct 26, 2006.
Who is this "Wynton" guy everyone is talking about?
I heard he's 8 feet tall, breathes fire and can play like Pops....
Uh, maybe by creating great art? That would excite and inspire? You could say the same about Ellington and Coltrane. Why the gratuitous swipe?
Come on PH. I know you're biting your tongue. Get in the mix!
By the time I heard of Miles, I was already interested in music. The same is true about Coltrane. Probably true of most people. By no means a swipe.
Wynton is on the front line getting kids interested - spending precious time with them. This post is about whether Wynton is a giant. I consider his work with children to be as "giant" as any facet of any other trumpet player, alive or dead. Miles is also giant in his own right, although he had some not so giant traits.......................
Call me silly, but in the end
As long as he (Wynton) is happy about his growth as a musician and educator, who cares if he is a jazz giant, classical guru, or whatever.
Is he claiming to be a jazz giant? I'm guessing not. Is he bragging he is the best classical trumpet player? I'm guessing not on that one as well.
I guess I don't see the big deal.
My very first jazz album I received was "Kind of Blue" and it was inside the case of my very first trumpet given to me by my parents for Christmas one year. Miles was my first impression of jazz, and you got to admit, you could do a lot worse If it had been Wynton Marsalis, who knows, I may not have taken to it right away. But now I am a little more educated I know that there are all different types of jazz musicians out there and I like about 97% of them. (Based on the ones that I've heard)
Who is Pops?
Breathes fire? Man...how does he afford all them horns? Zeegot special insurance or somethin'?