16. September 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

American composers don’t appreciate the advanced harmonic language jazz has provided for this culture, and I think it’s to their detriment.

-Thomas Oboe Lee

Thoughts?

(Mr. Lee is from China, but has lived in America since 1966. He and I communicated just a bit some time ago about a pretty oboe work he wrote. I got the impression he was a bit frustrated with orchestras and the lack of new music they performed, but I could have been misreading.)

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