Critical of criticism
Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt writes an interesting article on allaboutjazz.com entitled Modern Jazz Criticism:
Some time ago I was having dinner with a musician friend of mine and we started talking about the state of modern jazz criticism. Ever since I can remember, I never understood the profession of criticism. I always thought that everyone’s a critic in some way or another, so why pay any substantial attention to any one person because that’s their job?!
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