Re: Jazz multi-instrumentalists?
- The "Classical" word came early on Schuller's book and was part of
the terminology of it to the very end.
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Patrice Champarou"
> I think "Classical" does not mean much anyway. Anything likely to
> in classes? In that case, there are plenty of different typesof "classical"
> music which request long years and even decades of training(Algerian
> "Nouba", Indian "Raga"...) and still have nothing to do withEuropean music
> of the XVIIIth century. The so-called "classical" standards onlymatch a
> comparatively brief period of time in the history of Europeanmusic, and
> miss the essence of most folk genres. They're just a grammar, withthe same
> type of blind windows as the sets of rules designed to describehuman
> languages, plus the ridiculous claim to account for every singlenote played
> since the birth of mankind, and to be the universal "basis" of allmusical
> Instrumental training wih a classical background, or the ability to
> scores, never hampered anyone's genius, but if you cannot find yourown way
> out of their limitations I doubt you can go very far... I heardexcellent
> professional musicians actually "improvising" on jazz tunes, with avery
> disappointing result because jazz was not part of their musicalculture.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tommer" <tommersl@...>
> To: <RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 9:35 PM
> Subject: [RedHotJazz] Re: Jazz multi-instrumentalists?
> >I agree with what you wrote, what I meant is a situation that
> > think that Jazz = Classical music played by not trained artists,or
> > something like Jazz is a distortion of strict music (Classical),or
> > that all significant ideas in music are contained in the Classicalthat
> > music and Jazz added nothing to that.
> > The more moderated approach of Classical music propogandists is
> > Jazz is "improvisation" on Classical music, and that was whatMorrison
> > (edited by Schuller) were talking about in the interview. Jazzing-up
> > the Tin Pan Alley with drums and improvisations.
> > Tommer