Re: Bar bands.
- From: Rufus <not@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2008 22:51:43 GMT
Yeah, but the jazz guys HATE smooth jazz, and don't consider it part
of what they're about (just lurk on rec.music.makers.guitar.jazz for
a while). Their Great Satan is Kenny G. I, too, get the feeling that
the real jazzbos are very insular and don't really care about the
audience. Yet they complain they can't make any money with jazz. This is not to say I don't like jazz, there's a lot to like. But
I'll agree that I don't feel invited to like it.
More "what's jazz" overheard in restaurants:
"Oh you play jazz. I like jazz. That's like
those ragtime guys with banjos and straw hats, right?"
Can you do that FM disc jockey voice?
Yes, but it doesn't translate well in ascii.
I feel "invited" to jazz as much as I feel "invited" to classical music - I'd sit and listen to it in more the way I'd watch a movie, and not to dance or "party" to. I'd eat dinner, have drinks, or concentration and conversation by it. Which is the way I prefer to listen to all music, really...even blues/rock/metal.
I do like jazz...but I prefer a simple quartet or quintet (hmmnn...same holds for my tastes in classical music - solo artists or quartet/quintet preferred to symphony) to the "smooth" crap you hear on the radio most of the time...
....OMG - they've killed Kenny!
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