Metheny denounces Kenny G.

July 12, 2000 by Paul Cantin, Senior Reporter for JAM! Showbiz


Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny has denounced mellow jazz saxphonist Kenny G. as a "musical necrophiliac" for recording a studio-concocted duet with Louis Armstrong.

The song in question is Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World," which Kenny G. turned into a virtual duet with the late jazzman on his "Classics In The Key Of G." album.

In response to fan questions posted at his official website (www.patmethenygroup.com), Metheny wrote at length about his disrespect for Kenny G.

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