11-08-2011 08:53 PM
11-08-2011 10:21 PM
If you think this thread is just about jazz then you've missed all this King Curtis, Levon Helm, Johnny Taylor, Soft Machine, and other stuff that we put up.
...Try both and they'll drive you crazy. I'm no expert on the all encompassing, and what I don't know about the form could fit volumes. However, this I do know. ' Jazz' is a meaningless acronym that was given music of a particular style simply because back in 1909 they had no other way of describing it ( it was even called ' JASS' before the zzzz's took over. You can track the progression of Jazz almost by the decade, as various innovators came and went, one new vibrant form rebelled against the previous as old and outdated, etc. My point is, under that particular big top, there be room for everyones' particular hobby horse of era they're partial to . Just like Bebop was a reaction to big band, then Free jazz was a reaction to Bebop, then Fusion came along and was reacting to both jazz and rock, then you had the Neo Traditionalists with Wynton leading the charge on what jazz protocols you should follow and stop me anytime please! Bottom line: Within all of the above, you'll find enough musical brilliance to power a small latin banana republic for just about forever, never mind returning to it. As for me, well, here's a few Jazz albums I couldn't do without: Miles Davis : Kind Of Blue Tony Williams Lifetime: Any of them Benny Goodman: The Capitol Years The Dave Brubeck Collection Ellis Marsalis - Loved Ones Wynton Marsalis and the New Lincoln Centre Orchestra Live Return To Forever: Name any of them, I'm there. Honourable mention: Al De Miola's Elegant Gypsy. Jeff Beck : Wired Or Blow By Blow Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus Charlie Parker With Strings Bird And Diz I could go on but like Bird said once about soloing....' More than two choruses and you're just practicing .... :thu::thuEACE:thu::thu:
11-09-2011 04:31 AM
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