Comments: All That Jazz

I'm with you 100% on this one. AND, I realized that I really, REALLY don't like the saxophone. But the way you describe "no path" hits the nail on the head...(Did you hear me holler out, "That's IT!!!?).
Glad your son like it. Does the heart good to know that something can ignite the passion!!

Posted by Peggy K at June 18, 2011 05:17 AM

I'm with you on Jazz. BUT, I do like what they call smooth Jazz. Let me know and I'll give you a cd to listen to of it.

Posted by vwbug at June 18, 2011 06:13 AM

Peggy- I like that muted trumpet. That's about it. It just all seems so random, like modern paintings. Blech.

VW- I think smooth Jazz is elevator music, right? ;-)

Posted by Bou at June 18, 2011 06:24 AM

I agree with you and Peggy- ugh.

Posted by Sean at June 18, 2011 12:58 PM

I also am not a fan of Jazz, but I love Blues. You are right, Jazz seems to have no direction, it like wandereing aimlessly through the desert w/ a Bass. But Blues is stricltly defined, and I find that I really enjoy it (watching live).

Posted by Web at June 19, 2011 01:04 PM

I hate Jazz too. Used to make to barf when I was in college but that could have been the beer too. ;)

Posted by Shanna at June 20, 2011 08:17 AM

Bou,
I played the sax in high school band. But I can't stand listening to jazz either. Not a big fan of reggae either; it all sounds the same after awhile.

Posted by Jerry in Texas at June 22, 2011 01:18 PM

I have played a lot of different music over the years. A good enough portion of that is music I don't care to listen to. I really enjoy making music of just about any kind rather than listening to it.

Part of it, for me, is that in making the music, you can get into the structure, subtleties and complexities of what the composer has created. The familiarity of repeated exposure helps with understanding.

Honestly, being hit with two hours of Thelonius Monk, Don Ellis and the like can get weary.

One of the best ways to become a better musician is to play with people who are better than you. It can be intimidating, but also rewarding.

Posted by Versatek6 at June 23, 2011 10:54 AM