H'mm! Home from the gig, and I see there is notable dissent on Twitter (and maybe Facebook, too) about my previous post.
I'm willing to concede I'm wrong! Perhaps jazz competitions are the way to go.
I will anthologize contrapuntal responses in a day or so. For now, I have opened up comments below. Hit me: I'm open to learn.
Don't delay, especially if yr on Facebook, I don't see you there.
The forum will close on Saturday night or Sunday.