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#1192199 - 05/02/09 10:58 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: keyboardklutz]
Mocheol Offline
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Well, the big problem with Mr Loussier and his little ensemble is that he cannot make his mind up what he wants to be. He trades on half playing classical pieces and then murders them by jazzing them up.
This style of music is very suitable for musical schizophrenics.
Its a pity in a way because Mr louissier is well able to play the piano.

If he would make his mind up where hes going it would save us all a lot of trouble because clearly hes good at neither jazz or classical.

Bye the way as I have already stated Bach has informed me that he detests Mr loussiers fumbling efforts to jazz up his work.
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#1192213 - 05/02/09 11:38 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: Mocheol]
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Originally Posted By: Mocheol
Bye the way as I have already stated Bach has informed me that he detests Mr loussiers fumbling efforts to jazz up his work.


But what does Beethoven think?
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#1192308 - 05/03/09 03:57 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: Hrodulf]
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Originally Posted By: Mocheol
Bye the way as I have already stated Bach has informed me that he detests Mr loussiers fumbling efforts to jazz up his work.
But I bet ya his kids love it!
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#1192320 - 05/03/09 04:27 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: keyboardklutz]
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Hehe, I'm not sure about Mocheol's ability to commune directly with the dead, sounds to me like we should be asking his doc to adjust his medication!

Loussier can certainly play and it's probably worth bearing in mind that his choice to play this way may not be so much the product of his indecision regarding whether to be a classical or a jazz performer but rather the honest fact that there was clearly a hungry market for this 'stylising' of classics and he made a mint out of producing such cover versions...

Personally I think it's fine to tip a hat one way or another - not a lot different in many ways to Bumble Boogie as a take on The Flight of the Bumblebee.

As others have stated, music evolves and without evolution where would we all be - still some primeval ooze at the bottom of an ocean someplace, barely contemplating a time when we may swap the oceans for the trees smile
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#1192582 - 05/03/09 03:34 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: keyboardklutz]
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Love the jazz takes from Loussier and Jagodzinski.

I'm always intrigued by discussions of what the composers would/wouldn't have liked, and am reminded of the fact that many of the greats were regularly frowned upon by the musical establishment of their day for not following the proscribed rules.

I'm also reminded (sorry, can't help it) of a scene from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, in which Beethoven has a field day surrounded by banks of synthesizers. For whatever reason, that makes sense to me.
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#1192591 - 05/03/09 03:51 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: J.W.]
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Originally Posted By: J.W.
Love the jazz takes from Loussier and Jagodzinski.

I'm always intrigued by discussions of what the composers would/wouldn't have liked, and am reminded of the fact that many of the greats were regularly frowned upon by the musical establishment of their day for not following the proscribed rules.

I'm also reminded (sorry, can't help it) of a scene from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, in which Beethoven has a field day surrounded by banks of synthesizers. For whatever reason, that makes sense to me.


Of course it makes sense. Composers are only limited by the technical means of sound production available. The choices of sounds and styles were far more limiting 200 years ago than they are today.
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#1192595 - 05/03/09 03:58 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: BJones]
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Mocheal and Genaa's aviator . . . are giving me a headache!!!! smile
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#1192611 - 05/03/09 04:24 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: J.W.]
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Originally Posted By: J.W.
I'm also reminded (sorry, can't help it) of a scene from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, in which Beethoven has a field day surrounded by banks of synthesizers. For whatever reason, that makes sense to me.


The funniest thing about that scene was that the cops arrested Beethoven also, although he wasn't doing anything except playing synthesizers, unlike the other historical figures who were causing trouble.
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#1192618 - 05/03/09 04:29 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: BJones]
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Originally Posted By: BJones
I thought the title love and hate was going to be about the vast differences between the loving non-classical section and the hatefully intolerant classical section. eek


lol!
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