Sunday, July 23, 2006

i'd already guessed he didn't come from canada

Doug Ramsey (for whom, I hasten to add, I have much respect for), provides an example of the caricatural treatment European jazz often receives:

Magris is one of those European artists so steeped in jazz that in a blindfold test a listener--no matter how perceptive--would be unlikely to conclude that he was hearing somone not from the United States