Re: [Dixielandjazz] Should we rank artists?  If so, HOW?

Stan Brager sbrager at
Sat Jan 22 12:48:16 PST 2005

On the contrary, Steve. Kenny G. might well be ranked number 1and Armstrong
might not even make the top ten! This ranking was done solely on the basis
of popularity and not musical integrity or improvising ability or
contribution to jazz.

Stan Brager
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Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Should we rank artists?  If so, HOW?

In a message dated 1/22/05 6:50:53 AM, jim at writes:

> It may be that if jazz musicians were ranked this way, Armstrong would be
> #1, followed closely by Kenny G. :-) VBG.
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone
> Most of my U.S. slang has been frozen in time from basically the date I
> the U.S. 38 yrs ago. If we use the slang version of "rank" the way I
> remember it, we could easily say that Kenny G is rank. No need for a
> number!
> Jim

Now that simply would not be fair   JIM:   :))

If it were not for Kenny "G"   inventing "SMOOTH JAZZ"   :))

We would not have any Jazz on the Commercial Radio Stations today.   :))

Not to mention 50,000 more unemployed Sax players, and drum machine


Tom Wiggins

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