The John Jorgenson Quintet is playing tonight in Santa Cruz and I am torn about attending. The Quintet is comprised of Jorgenson (acoustic guitar, bouzouki, clarinet, vocals), Jason Anick (jazz violin), John Jarvis (piano), Simon Planting (bass) and Rick Reed (percussion). I saw them a couple of years ago in Sonoma and it was a good show. Jason Anick and Simon Planting are great musicians, and I have seen them several times. I am a traditionalist when it comes to gypsy jazz, and prefer rhythm guitars and bass for the rhythm section. The program is listed as "a unique musical experience that equally enthralls the most discerning and the casual music fan. Jorgenson’s compositions flawlessly blends an authentic Gyspy Jazz style with elements from Latin, Romanian, Classical, Rock and Greek music." Personally, I would prefer watching JJ playing blazing fast runs on guitar, but not necessarily bouzouki, with somebody like Kevin Nolan or Gonzalo on rhythm guitar in lieu of his current percussionist and pianist. Do other people feel the same as I, or am I becoming eccentric in my old age? Would JJ be more successful with a traditional lineup?