No good place to put this; figured you (or anyone who reads your blog) would be interested: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/10/arts/design/10boltanski.html?hp
these musicians are extremely talented, but are only working on 1 dimension, the way that joe satriani and steve vai do in blues/rock... my problem with this is the same with rational philosophy, if you limit reality to 1 dimension, that is all you will experience... here is a video by my favorite artist and you will notice that there is no lack of quality, plus elements of originality coming from audio engineers and multicultural influences, plus they have a lot more fun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es7T2I4oACo&feature=related
I would be interested to know what you mean by ‘one dimensional,’ as no off-the-shelf lexical meaning of this term could possibly apply to a musician as versatile as Michel Camilo – or for that matter to philosophy that employs reason. Perhaps you have in mind an unstated stipulative definition, or your statement could be intended to act as a persusasive one.As for fun, I would have thought that this, if anything, is purely a matter of taste. Mine runs to both of these musical styles and traditions, which I find interesting, pleasurable, and fun. I don’t see any need for one-upsmanship with respect to them.