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#2504379 - 01/26/16 08:41 PM What is Jazz???
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What is Jazz???


The existence does not depend on thought.

It is where you choose to place your silence, which converts sound into music.

Sound and silence make music.

Sometimes when my solo, I do not play anything.

Just schedule blocks of silence.

The notes are an afterthought.

Silence is what makes music sexy.

Silence is cool.


-Nicholas Payton




Edited by mischeli (01/26/16 08:52 PM)
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#2504383 - 01/26/16 08:51 PM Re: What is Jazz??? [Re: mischeli]
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Everything else sucks.

-Eli Mine
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#2504401 - 01/26/16 09:38 PM Re: What is Jazz??? [Re: mischeli]
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I guess Simon & Garfunkel had it right all along.
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#2504956 - 01/28/16 01:41 PM Re: What is Jazz??? [Re: mischeli]
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What's Jazz????

It's the voice of my people! (Betty Carter)

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#2505193 - 01/29/16 09:06 AM Re: What is Jazz??? [Re: mischeli]
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There's a lot to be said for minimalism. smile

Bill "Count" Bassie, was tops in minimalism.

That's the Cool part of Cool Jazz.
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#2505217 - 01/29/16 10:46 AM Re: What is Jazz??? [Re: mischeli]
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"Man, if you have to ask what it is, you’ll never know."

"Jazz is played from the heart. You can even live by it. Always love it."

-Louis Armstrong

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#2505563 - 01/30/16 01:45 PM Re: What is Jazz??? [Re: mischeli]
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Blues and Swing (plus Improvisation)


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#2505895 - 01/31/16 02:28 PM Re: What is Jazz??? [Re: mischeli]
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A type of music of black American origin which emerged at the beginning of the 20th century, characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm. Brass and woodwind instruments and piano are particularly associated with jazz, although guitar and occasionally violin are also used; styles include Dixieland, swing, bebop, and free jazz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1lrUF6Az70
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#2506244 - 02/01/16 02:58 PM Re: What is Jazz??? [Re: cmajornine]
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Originally Posted By cmajornine

A type of music of black American origin which emerged at the beginning of the 20th century, characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm. Brass and woodwind instruments and piano are particularly associated with jazz, although guitar and occasionally violin are also used; styles include Dixieland, swing, bebop, and free jazz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1lrUF6Az70




That about sums it up!

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#2506541 - 02/02/16 12:17 PM Re: What is Jazz??? [Re: Sir Lurksalot]
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Excellent link, Sir Lurksalot
Thanks
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#2507887 - 02/06/16 11:10 AM Re: What is Jazz??? [Re: mischeli]
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music with strange chords (but not strange after looking at them for some months).

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#2508702 - 02/09/16 10:42 AM Re: What is Jazz??? [Re: mischeli]
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Edited by mischeli (02/09/16 10:55 AM)
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#2508882 - 02/09/16 09:07 PM Re: What is Jazz??? [Re: mischeli]
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Michael Brecker - TOTALLY AGREE! +1
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#2510029 - 02/13/16 12:56 AM Re: What is Jazz??? [Re: mischeli]
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This is the best explanation I've ever heard, by Yogi Berra.

Interviewer: What do you expect is in store for the future of jazz [EDIT]?
Yogi: I'm thinkin' there'll be a group of guys who've never met talkin' about it all the time...
Interviewer: Can you explain jazz?
Yogi: I can't, but I will. 90% of all jazz is half improvisation. The other half is the part people play while others are playing something they never played with anyone who played that part. So if you play the wrong part, its right. If you play the right part, it might be right if you play it wrong enough. But if you play it too right, it's wrong.
Interviewer: I don't understand.
Yogi: Anyone who understands jazz knows that you can't understand it. It's too complicated. That's whats so simple about it.
Interviewer: Do you understand it?
Yogi: No. That's why I can explain it. If I understood it, I wouldnt know anything about it.
Interviewer: Are there any great jazz players alive today?
Yogi: No. All the great jazz players alive today are dead. Except for the ones that are still alive. But so many of them are dead, that the ones that are still alive are dying to be like the ones that are dead. Some would kill for it.

Interviewer: What is syncopation?

Yogi: That's when the note that you should hear now happens either before or after you hear it. In jazz, you don't hear notes when they happen because that would be some other type of music. Other types of music can be jazz, but only if they're the same as something different from those other kinds.

Interviewer: Now I really don't understand.

Yogi: I haven't taught you enough for you to not understand jazz that well.

(Link to original article)
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