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Why is Kenny G so hated by Jazz purists?

Kenny G, in the eyes of most jazz fans, purists and especially players embodies the idea of commercial smooth jazz, composed purely for mass consumption. Not much to think about, not particularly challenging in any sort of artistic or cultural way, and as a result many of them find his music vapid and boring.

It's the confoundedly frustrating combination of the facts that 1) his music is absolutely terrible and 2) non-jazz fans associate him with 'jazz' music. It's like if you absolutely love pizza and when people find out they ask you "Oh, like lunchables? Those suck."



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This is great jazz. Dissonant and groundbreaking and black, not that Kenny G pop crap:

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good jazz ruined by her voice

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You're gonna try and tell a black woman how to sing jazz?

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I suppose that depends on whether or not the black woman knows her jazz.

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Abby Lincoln v Kenny G this is not rocket science.

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I was thinking more of "a black woman" rather than a specific black woman.

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Sure , when I jerk off ,I normally put the down the satin sheets ,light the candles and turn up the Kenny G

Meh

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To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld, "Kenny G is pretty much like other jazz musicians, only successful!"

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haha

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i prefer kenny g



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Couldn't find Dave Brubeck in that lot. What do you guys think of him?


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who? let me listen to him

#FuckFugazi He looks just like me
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#FuckFugazi He looks just like me
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Wow, an actual good thread.

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And nobody told me what they thought of Dave Brubeck…

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I think his groundbreaking use of muzak puts the purists off.

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His sound is too clean and bland. Jazz is supposed to be a little wild and variant. Its birthplace is New Orleans. That should tell you what it should sound like.

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Apparently, stupid people don't know they're stupid.
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