Just got back from a concert, after being stuck in a hospital for a long, long, time, and what do I see—a bunch of technically sound, even almost perfect, players who, “lay back!” Oh, man! I am just tired of that stuff; just have no use for it. Give me the, Perlman’, Zukerman’, Repin’, Ricci’, Roand’—Crunch! Listened to many versions of Handel/Halvorsen’s Passacaglia lately, and I loved Kennedy’s version of it, and Perlman and Zukerman’s; they Crunched it! Get me the studio guys I use to hang out with in L.A.; they get aftet it and Crunch it! Get me Sara Chang, Repin, Perlman, Zukerman, they get after it. No more girly-men violinists! Crunchers, that’s what we need—Crunchers!
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