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  1. Fascinating interview where Kurt fields some odd questions with great patience and charm from an interviewer who clearly knows little about the music. I think the very odd question 'Do You Pretend To Play Jazz?' comes from difference between 'pretend' in English and 'pretendre' in French. They are faux amis or 'false friends' in that pretendre probably means something closer to 'claim' and her question was probably: 'do you call your music modern jazz?' But Kurt looks a bit shocked by the word 'pretend'! Interesting also that the interviewer uses the term 'traditional jazz' in the sense of 'jazz as you expect it to be'. I find this use of the term increasingly common amongst those who are interested but don't know that much about the music

    Tony Dudley-Evans

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