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In Reply to: RE: Why has't MD been cannonized yet? posted by Mike K on June 20, 2017 at 08:51:08
It's about his recorded body of work as a jazz leader. And that is in a league by itself. I agree completely that all the trumpeters you named were greater virtuosos.
IMHO it is about his personal playing per se. Who other than Chet comes close to the deep evocative emotional nature of his playing, or some of his playing. I guess one either gets it or they don't. Maybe the ones that don't get it are the lucky ones. T456
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You are absolutely right about both Miles and Chet. There is something very touching and introspective about their playing that keeps me coming back for more.
For me it's his style and sound. I would add Mr. Clifford Brown to your list.
Another player who's rep outways his "technical ability" is Chet Baker. Both Miles and Chet's offer that _ that virtually everyone lacks. Just my 2 cents.
Yes to Chet. Never dazzles but always satisfies. Clifford Brown is probably my all time favorite trumpet player in jazz. he was living on another planet musically. What could have been.....
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