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Re: “Kind of Blue

@yoyo - Adam is an outstanding player for sure, and very self-effacing, as are many others in this town, even though they don't have cutesy middle names like Niagara Falls;=}

Posted by truthinadvertising on 05/06/2011 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Kind of Blue

Interesting and fairly accurate overall. A little too much focus on Berkeley High, when many of the best young players at The Jazzschool and SFJAZZ and MOnterey next Gen have nothing to do with Berkeley High. Also, the remark by the young piano player Pollack is incredibly arrogant and egotistical. Wow, young man, you and 30 of your great young friends are going to create a scene in the Bay? How gracious of you. I am sure there is SO much you can teach piano players like Matt Clark, Peter Horvath, Adam Shulman, Susan Mucarella, Glenn Pearson, Grant Levin, Eric Levy, Michael Coleman, etc, just to name a few piano players. There are hundreds of players in the Bay who, while maybe not as self-promoting and ambitious as you, play circles around you, so show a little humility. Having a street address in NYC does not make you a heavy. There are great and lousy players in every town. NYC has more of each, and certainly has more shameless self-promoters than any other place I've seen. And I'd like to see those $800-1000 night corporate gigs. The best gigs in that regard in town do pay 300-500/night, which is great, but $1000/night is touring rock/pop money ala Santana, Peter Gabriel. What is true is that SF is not a jazz town right now. It does not support the many excellent players who live here and that is a shame. However, the story is true just about everywhere except NYC, and then, because so many musicians have moved there, it really is the same story. There are many places to play, but they are almost all door gigs. It is a sad story.

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Posted by truthinadvertising on 05/06/2011 at 9:04 AM

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