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Posted by CHARLES MUDEDE on January 4 at 8:20 AM
I must make this confession, and I think it will clear much of the confusion concerning my writing and ideas: Jazz and culture critic Stanley Crouch is my hero and inspiration. There. I have said it. Have a good morning.
Why am I not surprised. But hey, Crouch is great and anyone who gives props to him is fine by me.
Sigourney Beaver |
January 4, 2006 9:12 AM
Crouch is an ultra-conservative aesthetic grouch, the Bill O'Reilly of jazz criticism.
January 4, 2006 9:56 AM
Is "Coffession" a confession made under the influence of coffee?
January 4, 2006 9:57 AM
If Stanley Crouch is your hero and inspiration, does that mean that any jazz created in the last 30 years is worthless?
January 4, 2006 10:22 AM
"If Stanley Crouch is your hero and inspiration, does that mean that any jazz created in the last 30 years is worthless?"
Bingo. You pretty much nailed Charles' view on the matter; he's fond of saying that jazz died in 1969. Utter nonsense, of course.
January 4, 2006 10:26 AM
January 4, 2006 10:36 AM
In fact, the '70s may be one of the strongest decades of jazz creativity we'll ever experience. If samples used by hiphop producers are any indication, '70s jazz rules mightily.
January 4, 2006 10:54 AM
Heavens, Charles! I suggest two Hail Marys at least in penance. And a week of reading Lester Bangs.
January 4, 2006 11:19 AM
Jazz is museum music now. And that 70s jazz that's so awesome is actually funk, not jazz. Unless the lead is electric organ, in which case it's dynamite.
January 4, 2006 2:46 PM
Does this mean you're going to start punching people you don't agree with?
January 5, 2006 9:03 AM
"And that 70s jazz that's so awesome is actually funk, not jazz."
Let us call it jazz-funk.
January 5, 2006 10:17 AM
given, Charles, that you are not a native black-american, and given that you are a stubborn curmudgeon, i am not surprised that you would be inspired to get in touch with "american blackness" via its most extreme, wynton-marsalis-dick-sucking, full-of-shit representative. ask any real deal native black american woman what she thinks about stanley crouch. oh wait, you don't hang out with any, and never have, for that matter. sorry to suggest the near-impossible! charles mudede, you are a big 'ol nigga-put-on. just like your hero stanley. :-)
Da Trooth |
January 5, 2006 12:57 PM
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