Today’s 12 Most Important Living Jazz Musicians?
Uh-oh. Richard Scheinin of the San Jose Mercury News is attempting to start World War Three with a “Jazz’s 12 Most Important Musicans” list that starts out safely with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Sonny Rollins, and then zooms to present-day artists from Wynton Marsalis and Joe Lovano to Brian Blade and Jason Moran. By most important, I believe he means the most influential rather than the greatest. Nonetheless, there will be hell to pay.
Starts out safely and stays there.