Re: [Harp-L] The Best Harp Player in the World

Qualifiers can always be added to these "best in the world" handles. Alive or dead, diatonic or chromatic or all around or thechnical or blues or jazz or classical ... you get the idea.

I love Kims playing. He is a wonderful blues diatonic player in the "alive" category. There may be others that are more technically skilled by some measures and I've never heard him play the chromatic like Toots. I'm guessing that what we are reacting to here is what he has to say .

He has wonderful things to say . On that basis instrument choice is important but secondary.

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On Jan 12, 2008, at 12:09 AM, Ken Deifik <kenneth.d@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

That post about someone saying Kim Wilson was the best harp player in the world has kept me feeling cheerful all day.

I have mentioned the Ken Deifik Phony Baloney Set Theory before here. In this instance it states that Kim Wilson Is In The Set Of Harp Players Who Would Be The Best Harp Player In The World If The Other Players In The Set Did Not Exist.

He's certainly one of the greats. His time is particularly awesome, and he just plays beautifully.

But in the end, we harp players are like barbecue joints. Every barbecue joint I've ever been to has some adherent or other who confidently tells you it's the best in the world.

My wife will assure anyone who asks about my leading credentials as a harmonica genius. And my wife makes a hell of a good barbecue. Beat that.

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