Alan_ wrote:yeah, but there's varying levels of complexity and difficulty within both styles. trying to establish these blanket categories of "metal" and "jazz" and force a bunch of highly different points of view into them for some sort of objective competition just doesn't work.
playing a cocktail lounge gig, while presenting its own set of challenges (dynamics, some brushwork), presents nowhere near the technical challenge of playing some really crazy prog-metal, and playing something like saxon, sabbath or old priest tunes(don't get me wrong I LOVE that stuff LOVE LOVE) presents nowhere near the technical challenge of playing something like what tony did with miles in the 60's.
this whole crapping match of "what's more difficult to play" is pretty moronic anyway. playing anything well takes craft.