Speaking of guitars…
In anticipation of possible negative reaction to my review of axeman Steve Kimock‘s Eudemonic in today’s paper, I feel I need to make a couple of points I did not have space for in the notice:
#1. I like jazz-rock and fusion. I consider Mahavishnu Orchestra‘s Inner Mounting Flame to be the pinnacle of the form. Over the years, I’ve owned my fair share of John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell and Pat Martino albums, and I grew up playing guitar in this very style. So I am not exploratory-rock averse. But keep that Al DiMeola and Pat Metheny crap the hell away from me!
#3. Instrumental music is A-OK with me. (See # 1).
#4. I understand that guys like Kimmock and Trey Anastasio have a tendency to play more passionately in a live setting.
Hope that clears up any possible misconceptions about my atttitudes towards neo-jazz, funk and groove music. I guess I’m just a jam-snob, if such a thing is possible.
Man, that Kimock album is horrible!