RON KORB Live(Humble Dragon Entertainment) Rating: NNN Rating: NNN
When I put on this live performance by master flutist Ron Korb, I was fully expecting John Tesh and Kenny G to hop onstage for a full-on jam for the ages. But after checking out the special features, I felt guilty and started to admire Korb's deep love of Japan and its native musical traditions. No wonder he's huge there - dude is so sincere about his "art" and his philanthropic musings are so genuine that it makes the whole category of namby-pamby jazzy world music seem a lot deeper and more meaningful than Yanni led us to believe. Long black hair and leather pants haven't looked so good since Jim Morrison, and 5 million Japanese can't be wrong. Can they?
Korb launches his DVD at Hugh's Room Tuesday (November 2).