brownie Posted August 28, 2004 Report Share Posted August 28, 2004 Hans, that's OK. I'm no fan of a number of highly-rated musicians brownie, This is a little bit off topic, but please give me names. Maybe this is a good topic for a new thread. Bentsy, I am a man of peace. Don't want to start any war. Besides the subject has been dealt before on various threads. But just two names to satisfy your curiosity: Keith Jarrett and Charles Lloyd! I have had doubts about their sincerity and their originality and remain unimpressed by their recent efforts. Lloyd the first time I heard him (at Slug's in New York in 1965 where he played with a smashing quartet that had Herbie Hancock, Henry Grimes and Pete LaRoca!) was the weak link in the unit. The fact that I had heard Coltrane, Ayler and Shepp (the Shepp of 1965!) at about the same time did not help him stand the comparison. I heard Lloyd later with the quartet that had Keith Jarrett and Jack de Johnette. Was again unimpressed by Lloyd. But I liked Jarrett then. And I loved him when he played with Miles. Also enjoyed the quartet he had with Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and Paul Motian. As far as I am concerned things went downward when he went solo. When I hear his trio nowadays I listen to Gary Peacock and deJohnette. Jarrett's improvisations leave me cold. But that's just me. And if anybody enjoys Jarrett and Lloyd, good for them! I have hundreds of other musicians I prefer to listen to... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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