SMOOTH JAZZ

October 21, 2012 at 12:11a    by Jason Priestas    
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Lori Schmidt found this and she deserves a medal of some kind for her efforts. (imgur.com)

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Et_Tu_OSU's picture

May have to bust out the iron-on printer paper and make a tshirt...

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Poison nuts's picture

There are no words...

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buckeyedude's picture

I have one: Wow.

 

 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Medal? Blasphemy. She deserves a trophy.

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MotownBuck's picture

Brilliant
 

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kr66osu's picture

Saving this for future generations

BuckeyeTilIdie's picture

This is epic!

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hodge's picture

I despise Kenny G, the jazz artist; but this makes him somewhat tolerable.
Somewhat.
And that's saying a lot.

buckeyedude's picture

C'mon Hodge. "Despise?" Really?

 

 

faux_maestro's picture

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buckeyedude's picture

BTW Faux Maestro, Pat Metheny is one of the most unique jazz artists I've ever heard. When I listen to his music, it's as if I just smoked a huge doobie. I haven't read the link you have there, but I get the feeling he's going to rip on Kenny G the artist.
Update: just read the scathing review, and Pat gave me some interesting tidbits to consider. I respect Pat Metheny and his opinion. The man is a genius, IMHO. I understand this hatred of Kenny G the musician a little better now. Maybe calling Guiton "Kenny G" might not be a good thing, after all. But at least I didn't give Guiton the musicians hair. ;)

 

 

faux_maestro's picture

Yeah, he pretty much rips him a new one. It's because of KG's decision to release a record overdubbing "lame-ass, jive, pseudo bluesy, out-of-tune, noodling, wimped out, fucked up playing all over one of the great Louis (Armstrong)" tracks "What a Wonderful World".

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faux_maestro's picture

He was already near universally disliked by the "serious" music community, then he went and did that overdub and a lot of people who held their tongue (like Metheny) just couldn't take it anymore. I never really liked Mr. G, I resemble the remark from the article regarding 8-11 year olds, he started getting airplay when I was about that age.

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hodge's picture

Okay, I despise his music. Though, I most admit his Audi commercial as a guard in a rich folks' prison was pretty awesome. 

buckeyedude's picture

The dude really is a very good musician. A lot of what he produces is for mass markets. He is a very good jazz musician, but what you hear on the radio is more like his elevator type mass produced B.S. Oh well, to each his own.

 

 

hodge's picture

I saw him once at the Jazz and Rib Fest here in Columbus, felt like he really was just trying to show off his circular breathing, and not a whole lot else. Personally, my jazz tastes trend toward Miles Davis, Kind of Blue and Bithes' Brew are some of he best records ever it to wax. John Coltrane was also a madman on tenor sax.
I guess I just don't dig the ultra-smooth, hyper produced "smooth jazz" atmosphere: not to mention that soprano sax just ain't my bag. But, as you said, to each his own. 

buckeyedude's picture

I prefer Herb Alpert, but I imagine he'll get criticized for many of the same things that Kenny G gets criticized for.

 

 

hodge's picture

I actually like Alpert, I think his stuff's a lot more interesting than Kenny G's. 

tennbuckeye19's picture

Speaking of Herb Alpert: This is not only a great album cover, but also a great album.

faux_maestro's picture

From wikipedia:

In 1997, Kenny G earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for playing the longest note ever recorded on a saxophone. Using circular breathing, Kenny G held an E-flat for 45 minutes and 47 seconds at J&R Music World in New York City.

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BeijingBucks's picture

hah!  I hear Alto Sax in my head when i look at this pic.
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CALPOPPY's picture

Sorry, but that kinda scares me.

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Normal Buck's picture

Yes, I actually kind of wished I hadn't seen it myself.  Funny, but. . .

Jarrett's picture

Hilarious! Awesome! Made my morning- I will chuckle about this for a long time. 

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jfunk's picture

Am I the only one picturing Kenny Guiton at some presser and it turning into the Michael Bolton scene out of Office Space?

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CALPOPPY's picture

What scene? The one where he tells the Bobs that he likes Bolton? or the scene where he's pissed because he got fired after telling the Bobs he liked Bolton?
Doesn't matter. They are both funny.

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chrisrexOSU's picture

I was thinking more like the part in the beginning when he was lamenting that the other Michael Bolton existed and the no-talent *ss clown comment.

buckeyejohnny's picture

Braxton: Hmm... well, why don't you just go by Ken instead of Kenny?
Kenny G: No way! Why should I change? He's the one who sucks. 

BuckeyePride's picture

When I see this pic it reminds me of some spoof that Dave Chapelle would do like the "Prince and Charlie Murphy" skits. Anyone want some pancakes?

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