Maybe not. We've had specific threads on composers and players who are female, Christian, Muslim, Japanese, Irish, and all manner of ethnic, religious, or national identities. This thread's relevant for exactly the same reason: because people with different identities have differing experiences that may not only influence their music in interesting ways, but also inspire different audiences.Don't know, don't care, it's totally irrelevant.
One of my faves! So decadent. I've actually been looking for other orchestral pieces like this one or Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto" for some time, but without much luck."Prelude, Fugue and Riffs", originally written for the Woody Herman band