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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000537.txt from 2004/10

From: Adam Michlin <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Opera productions that should be damned - and counting pit
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 07:17:28 -0400


My first experiences with recorded jazz were Benny Goodman radio checks
released on cassette and Eddie Daniels' GRP work. I evolved to Ellington
and Coltrane (and even Ornette Coleman), but never would have done so
without music which clearly pandered to pop roots.

It was only through jazz that I began to truly appreciate classical music.
So, in effect, quasi-pop music was my beginning. We can either work with
people's pop roots or work against them (complaining all the way). Pop
music is never going to go away, so we might as well use it to our advantage.


At 10:49 PM 10/19/2004 -0500, Bill Hausmann wrote:
>But you will admit that you are the exception rather than the rule. And I
>doubt that you started attending opera because they were pandering to your
>pop roots. You surely had other exposure to serious music that piqued
>your interest instead.

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