Dan Gould Posted March 11, 2010 Report Share Posted March 11, 2010 At the risk of sidetracking this thread (and offending Blue Note lovers everywhere), Ahmad Jamal was doing things with space and time that Gene Harris could only dream of doing. Or, if you really didn't want to be offensive, you could simply say the obvious, that they are different players with different conceptions. Stating that Gene Harris "could only dream" of playing like Jamal implies that he wanted to or tried to and failed at it. I could just as easily say that Jamal could only dream of playing like Gene Harris or driving an audience into a frenzy like Gene did. Crosby and Fournier were an exceptional, telepathic rhythm team. Dowdy and Simpkins, while being solid, were not nearly at their level. Uh, no. Crosby and Fournier were something special, and so were Bill and Andy. Different doesn't in anyway mean better. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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