[Dixielandjazz] Things that make me cringe

Edgerton, Paul A paul.edgerton at eds.com
Wed Jul 28 10:52:15 PDT 2004

Tom Wiggins wrote:
> But Christian Instrumental Jazz????  Give me a break.  Usually comes from 
> guys who can't compete in the Real Jazz World, so they slap the word
> in front of their name and create a new following and market for
> primarily in Churches and church related functions.   A pet peeve of mine

Tom, with all due respect, you are using a very broad brush here.

Right here in Northern California we have a Christian Jazz musician of the
highest caliber, a pianist cut from the same cloth as Oscar Peterson. He
plays lots of churches, presents home concerts featuring guest artists and
even slums with the Dixieland crowd if he's available.

His name is Jim Martinez, and he is a treasure. Make an effort to hear him
if you ever get the chance. He's what the folks on this list would call a
"modern" player, but with taste and fire and universal appeal. I assure you,
Jim can compete in the real Jazz World. And win.

Paul Edgerton

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