What makes Jazz, jazz

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Re: What makes Jazz, jazz

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when recording jazz, you will need later at least one listener other then yourself saying that its jazz...
when selling jazz, again, you will need one person other then you who will lable it jazz - could be a buyer or the distribution guy...
thats jazz
take the long way home

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The problem I am having although not wiling to quit yet, I can't get my finger on what defines Jazz.
And maybe even more important, what kind of jazz I want to make.

I got very good feedback in this topic, but I can't get over Glenn miller - in the mood being jazz.
Nor how this track is related to take five. :?

Hmm while listening to in the mood again, maybe I am seeing the light. There is definitely some kind of loop, and improvisations.
Take five has this too,

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Well, at least some folks made some sheer lyrics on that question and answer game, it's all inside ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vcOwUT4v5U

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Ok, if you want something really different with a jazz influence, you need to hear the french band "Magma". They are a cross between jazz and Bartok. They sing in Kobiain, which is the language of the earth colony on planet Kobia. The drummer writes the music, and he is a formidable force on the drumkit. Drummers will definitely want to check this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlJKKtgreqw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnsfdK96inc

Artix, check out this bass player if you want to hear someone with a different concept of what a bass should play.

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Re: What makes Jazz, jazz

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Hamataï!
Magma sühn zeuhl lëm!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoZIXPvHPoY
listen and learn as a composer: how to build layers with brass and vocals
listen and learn as an audio tech: you don't need any compressors (brass and vocals) with decent musicians and arrangements
all in the first three minutes

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I'm no drummer, but I loved it!

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Re: What makes Jazz, jazz

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j_e_f_f_g wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 1:55 pm

Ok, if you want something really different with a jazz influence, you need to hear the french band "Magma". They are a cross between jazz and Bartok. They sing in Kobiain, which is the language of the earth colony on planet Kobia. The drummer writes the music, and he is a formidable force on the drumkit. Drummers will definitely want to check this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlJKKtgreqw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnsfdK96inc

Artix, check out this bass player if you want to hear someone with a different concept of what a bass should play.

:shock:

Well its different indeed, and omg that drummer. wow

Even though this is probably not my type of music I am serious impressed, not only about the drummer. :)

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