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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000410.txt from 1999/01

From: "Pegrem, David" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Kenny G Concert Review
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 09:30:16 -0500

Dear PollyG no relation to Kenny G I hope.

(Even when it plays swing)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I must stand up and be counted as a lover of swing and swing clarinet.

Benny Goodman (may his name be praised) and Arty Shaw are giants in my
I could listen to them endlessly.

David Pegrem

-----Original Message-----
Subject: Re: [kl] Kenny G Concert Review

There's a "light jazz" radio station in Pittsburgh that I call the Kenny
G station because (I swear!) every time I've turned it on it was Kenny G
- maybe it wasn't, but I can't tell the difference. I find that it gets
irritating and very wearing after a while to have it on. I never feel
that way about my regular jazz station (WDUQ) (even when it plays
There is an incredible variety in jazz! Keeps me interested and

On Sun, 10 Jan 1999 17:00:31 EST writes:
>OK! Here's my opinion of Kenny G:
>Remember the famous quote (I forget who said it, probably Barnum):
>never go broke underestimating the taste of the American Public"
>Guys.......99.9% of the population out there doesn't CARE about all
>the things
>we strive for. Music is, at best, an entertainment for the "public".
>For most
>it's just background noise, Kenny G is just making a bundle providing
>what the public wants.
>Does he deserve our scorn, or our envy?
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