Thursday, July 21, 2005

An Early Thrasching

This post is basically a concert alert for the locals who are planning on attending tonight's camp concert but didn't hear last night's announcement: Because tonight is Thrascher night, everything is starting a little early; if you want to be soundly thrasched, be in your seats by 7:45.

Camp is going very well, and I'll have more thoughts later.

Blowing out the candles: Happy birthday to my brother-in-law Justin, the CEO of a very cool company.

1 comment:

Gary P. said...

Unrelated to this post, a potentially deep topic I was pondering over lunch today.....

Are the current crop of "living legend" jazz musicians considered so legendary because of their association with the truly innovative players of the 50's and 60's? And once these guys are gone, who are going to be the "living legends" in 2040?

Not to sound dismissive at all toward guys like Clark Terry, Benny Golson, Maynard Ferguson, and the guys in that class... but would we still care about them as much if it weren't because of their association with guys like Basie, Ellington, Coltrane, Dizzy, Kenton, Brownie, etc? And once they're gone, who's going to take their place? Is the public face of jazz in 30 years going to be whomever the last surviving brother of Wynton is just because of his bloodlines?