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Re: Improvisation Ears, Styles, and chops

    Interesting,I saw most of an audience ,who loved Chuck Mangione's set 
walk out on Branford,cause they couldn't understand what he was 
what he played was stellar.If I just listened to either  Brnford and 
like to throw around provacative opinions,even about each other,good thing 
they can blow.

Yea, I remember being bothered by his remark, I think it was regarding
something about Cecil expecting the audience to do some work and be 
difficult listening.

Branford's scorn and dismissiveness seemed to ignore the history of jazz
development and to be intellectually lazy or perhaps just 
art is supposed to be instantly familiar and accessible, otherwise it is
"elitist" or merely "pretentious"? He apparently is happy to promote a 
denominator approach that panders to an audience and is comfortable dissing
more adventurous approaches.