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[Discussion] Jazz: History, Styles and Artists

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Can I be a student too? I'm kinda interested in jazz.

Of course! I'm going to conduct this as a group masterclass, so anyone who's interested is welcome to participate.

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Of course! I'm going to conduct this as a group masterclass, so anyone who's interested is welcome to participate.

Thanks for that!, I think a lot of people appreciate the fact that you're willing to take on more than one student, including me, I'd love to learn more about Jazz.

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I'd like to note that classical composers did as well do improvisation, it wasn't only limited to the African Heritage.

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P.S. I heart Strayhorn.

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I'm glad you guys appreciate this stuff. So many musicians - jazzers included - are quick to dismiss early jazz as 'hokey' and dated, but Louis et al were playing some hip scraggy back then. There was something serious going on in the interaction and spontaneity...

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Wonderful work you're doing here, Robin. You should publish it as an e-text summary when you're all done.

Meanwhile, I shall wait patiently for the (hopefully prominent) mention of Take Five. :)

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Thanks for another brilliant lesson Robin, I look forward to checking out all of these musical examples when I get home, can't wait for 'bop :)

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Nice, I haven't explored bebop much, look forward to listening to these....

musicians using complex reharms and melodies to confuse newcomers and discourage lesser talented musicians who had trouble navigating the difficult terrain.

Thats...interesting:mellow:

What a trumpet:w00t:

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[re: musicians using complex reharms and melodies to confuse newcomers and discourage lesser talented musicians who had trouble navigating the difficult terrain] Thats...interesting:mellow:

Yeah, guys would come from miles around to find late-night jam sessions to try and 'cut' other players. These 'cutting contests' served as rite of passage ceremonies; could you hack it or did you get cut up by another player better than you?

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Robin, these lessons are very informative and welcome. You are offering an excellent service to this community. You could go into more depth for each of these...?

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You could go into more depth for each of these...?

I guess what I'm trying to do is offer an overview and open a few ears to jazz.

I will likely also start an in depth look at the major innovators for each instrument? Could be fun...

WHERES MY MONK?

Sorry dude...I lump Monk and Mingus into pre-free-jazz, and will get into them NEXT TIME!!

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Open a few ears to jazz? A difficult endeavor... an in-depth look would be awesome!

Cheers!

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