i dunno if you saw this, i posted this in JC7 observations right after getting home, it kinda left a real bad taste in my mouth...
"one thing ill bitch about is i sat next to the drummer from umphreys in chilis at the airport. my girl and i overheard him tell some chick who said she wanted to go to jazz fest, that jazz fest wasnt that great, it was full of meatheads and he didnt understand what the big deal was. Then he said robert walters was full of himself and that he probley wouldnt do jam cruise again because its a soul/funk thing and also said that robert told him he needed to play more in the pocket. This kind of pissed me off this morning and i really wanted to say something to him but whatever i didnt. to each his own."
no matter what conversation you overheard at a bar...no matter if chris said..."jazzfest sucked" or "wowowow jazzfest rocks you MUST GO" , that would have been just. his. ---> opinion <--- . ...his personal opinion. what's the problem? plenty of people here are shouting praises for JC.........and plenty are bitching about it. it all boils down to YMMV.....your mileage may vary. and besides, you are reporting on a conversation you overheard... sounds like gossip to me... a "he said she said bulltshit" kinda thang.
gratuitous advice... from anyone... including but not limited to robert walters ...is often not exactly appreciated, and is often insulting. i would not be embracing a comment such as the one robert walters made were i on the receiving end either.
as longhaired freak said, i too have found chris to be been outstandingly kind and warm and friendly, as are all the other UM musicians. i hope they do return to JC. mad love to them!