Reading Aaron Wherry's fine music blog today, I learned that Globe and Mail theatre critic Kamal Al-Solaylee sometimes writes about non-theatrical topics, ie. Harry Connick Jr. Comments Wherry:
Having sufficiently questioned the Jazz pedigree of Norah Jones and Diana Krall, The Globe and Mail decides to question Harry Connick Jr's breeding in Wednesday's paper.Ugh, I hate that whole "But is it ----?" question. Silly structuralists. Don't they know we're living in the popomo era? Everything's jazz now, man...
"Yes, but the question persists: Is it jazz?" ponders theatre (?) critic Kamal Al-Solaylee.
For good measure, Kamal elsewhere throws in this little slap: "The same maturity, Connick claims, marks his arrangements for Only You, which, to my ears, sounds overarranged and overproduced."