Originally Posted by gevorg
Way overrated, escpecially at head-fi.
What about him is overrated??
He only re-invented how jazz was looked upon and created the 'cool' genre.
In later years, he and John McLaughlin made the first ever "Jazz Fusion" album. He's one of the best improvisers to ever live, and one of the best jazz trumpeters (other than Louis Armstrong) to ever live. Yeah, he must be worthless.
Others who are absolutely NOT overrated:
The Beatles - They're only praised for what they did, never called the 'best ever' so there's nothing to over-rate them on!
Jimi Hendrix - Re-invented electric guitar technique and inspired the unlimited amount of sound ranges that can now come out of it.
John Cage - Jump-started the post-modern movement for heaven's sake!
Neil Young - You ever heard his soundtrack to "Dead Man"?
My overrated artists include:
`U2 (Needs no explanation)
`The Who (Overrated musicians in every category, and an obnoxious singer with poor lyrical skills - "Rain On Me" particularly sucks)
`Bruce Springsteen (really only in regards to his new music, but he's also a total *****hole when he plays live)
`Rush (The band really only is a living stereotype of every decade they played during... some of the cheesiest prog music to ever exist, and Neil Pert is NOT the best drummer in the world, contrary to popular belief)
`Eric Clapton (Sure, he played with Cream, which is an amazing band, but, as others have stated, he is not a guitar god whatsoever)
`Radiohead (They never did anything innovative. Everything they did was invented years before them by drone musicians such as Boris. Their albums are incredibly over-produced and coated in a supremely crap-tastic layer of synths and computer-effects)
Additionally, not one genre 100% sucks. Be a little mature, guys. The Scene Is Now - a perfectly good punk group with amazing musical talent and immense creativity. Naked City - A thrash metal band. One of the best to ever exist, and with some of the best jazz musicians alive! Classical music... sheesh, it hasn't stopped innovating, contrary to popular belief. It has made incredible leaps forward - orchestral and chamber music are both making huge strides in their fields. Listen to Arvo Part's "Lamentante" if you don't believe me.