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Old 07-24-2009, 01:07 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Yeah I remember him. While I haven't listened to his music in quite a while (years), I remember that I used to like it.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:38 AM   #72 (permalink)
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Since you brought it up. His stuff was always played on "smoove jazz" radio.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:01 PM   #73 (permalink)
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I remember Flea sticking his alto sax up his ass then farting into it in Celebrity Death Match.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:16 AM   #74 (permalink)
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Tis' true. Kenny G is nothing more than Michael Bolton with a soprano sax stuck in his throat.
Very true. Just horrible.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:33 PM   #75 (permalink)
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His music is obviously cack, but his existence is justified by inspiring Pat Metheny's incredible rant about him and his rape of Louis Armstrong. I can't post links yet but type Pat Metheny Kenny G into google and it's the first result.

My favourite extracts:

"Not long ago, Kenny G put out a recording where he overdubbed himself on top of a 30+ year old Louis Armstrong record, the track "What a Wonderful World". With this single move, Kenny G became one of the few people on earth I can say that I really can't use at all - as a man, for his incredible arrogance to even consider such a thing, and as a musician, for presuming to share the stage with the single most important figure in our music."

"But when Kenny G decided that it was appropriate for him to defile the music of the man who is probably the greatest jazz musician that has ever lived by spewing his lame-ass, jive, pseudo bluesy, out-of-tune, noodling, wimped out, ****ed up playing all over one of the great Louis's tracks (even one of his lesser ones), he did something that I would not have imagined possible. He, in one move, through his unbelievably pretentious and calloused musical decision to embark on this most cynical of musical paths, **** all over the graves of all the musicians past and present who have risked their lives by going out there on the road for years and years developing their own music inspired by the standards of grace that Louis Armstrong brought to every single note he played over an amazing lifetime as a musician. By disrespecting Louis, his legacy and by default, everyone who has ever tried to do something positive with improvised music and what it can be, Kenny G has created a new low point in modern culture - something that we all should be totally embarrassed about - and afraid of. We ignore this, "let it slide", at our own peril"

"Since that record came out - in protest, as insignificant as it may be, I encourage everyone to boycott Kenny G recordings, concerts and anything he is associated with. If asked about Kenny G, I will diss him and his music with the same passion that is in evidence in this little essay."

"There ARE some things that are sacred - and amongst any musician that has ever attempted to address jazz at even the most basic of levels, Louis Armstrong and his music is hallowed ground. To ignore this trespass is to agree that NOTHING any musician has attempted to do with their life in music has any intrinsic value - and I refuse to do that."
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:12 AM   #76 (permalink)
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I think he still holds the record for playing the longest amount of time in one single breathe.
He didn't do it in a single breath.....a body couldn't last that long without oxygen.

Also as a potentially interesting side note, somebody finally got around to breaking that pointless record.
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