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It's all about the music, dude! Sit down, relax and listen to some tunes.

Why has't MD been cannonized yet?

It seems he is worshipped as the greatest jazz musician of all time by
every jazz fan and critic since about 1960. His only possible competition
is John Coltrane.

I am willing to give MD some props as an innovator. But that's it.

His playing was above average at best. Many of his contemporaries would
have blown him off the stage in a cutting contest (think Clark Terry,
Clifford Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Morgan, Roy Eldridge, Fats Navarro,
and many others).

I simply do not understand all the worship he gets.

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