Pat Metheny on Kenny G

On Kenny G recording himself over Louis Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World:

But when Kenny G decided that it was appropriate for him to defile the music of the man who is probably the greatest jazz musician that has ever lived by spewing his lame-ass, jive, pseudo bluesy, out-of-tune, noodling, wimped out, fucked up playing all over one of the great Louis’s tracks (even one of his lesser ones), he did something that I would not have imagined possible

…By disrespecting Louis, his legacy and by default, everyone who has ever tried to do something positive with improvised music and what it can be, Kenny G has created a new low point in modern culture – something that we all should be totally embarrassed about – and afraid of.

At a bar one night there was some jazz music playing over their speakers. I asked the bartender what it was. She replied “I don’t know. I don’t really like jazz. The only Jazz I know is Kenny G.”