Says it all
We in NYC live in a place where luckily most people have pretty hip ears. However from time to time some jazz relic crawls from out under their rock that they have been living under since 1950 and utters some bs critic about how “jazz” should sound. It’s amazing to me how most of these folks with their WBGO t shirts and “jazz fest ” paraphernalia think in this archaic manner where music does not evolve not to mention when they hear any raw form or SOLO INSTRUMENT ! with out the aid of REVERB ! or AUTOTUNE ! they reject it immediately !!!!
Do they think Mingus would approve of what they believe jazz is ?
Also do they know that Mingus and other legends like him are ultimately just people and people from many years ago! Pioneers yes however music has evolved since that time hate to burst the bubble of these amateur Nat Hentof’s but some people need to keep they mouth shut especially if they are sonically ignorant to the music that EVOLVED after 1969 believe it or not there is music after Coltrane, Monk,Miles and Mingus. This music is not for you ! It comes with no bad T shirts !
kinda got hype this evening watching youtubes of Seen and other graffiti legend and took it back to my roots with a quick throw up showing that the kid still got the touch.
Tree of Knots