Fri, 2 Aug 2002 09:58:57 +0200
Thanks for the clarification. Actually I was asking sort of tongue-in-cheek
because I thought it was funny that you made such an issue of standing up when
that seems the normal position for playing your instrument, I had a laugh trying
to picture you seeking alternate positions in an effort to break the rule. I
suppose a stool would work, though.
At this stage of my life and career (age 50), I never sit when performing unless
the situation is VERY informal, like jamming in someone's living room. Or maybe
if I'm "sitting in" with a band and everyone else is already sitting. I'm a big
guy, and the difference in presence between sitting and standing is night and
day. If I ever really need to sit during a performance, I also will use a stool.
From: Patrick Cooke [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, 02 August, 2002 02:52
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Dixie Jazz Mail List
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Re: Energy
>>>But wait a minute, Pat, don't you play STAND-UP BASS? Or am I confusing
a different Pat?<<<
I play both....lately more electric than standup. There are some
very fine players use a stool to play standup. I prefer to stand up with
I tried using a stool to play standup....it just didn't feel right
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From: "Elazar Brandt" <email@example.com>
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Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 4:58 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Re: Energy
> Pat Cooke wrote:
> > Yes! Absolutely! No Question! Standing looks better. I can't
> >for others, but I feel I play better when I'm standing. I can really get
> >into the rhythm when standing.
> > A rule? Please don't make it a rule. If it were a rule, I'd be
> >inclined to break it.
> But wait a minute, Pat, don't you play STAND-UP BASS? Or am I confusing
> a different Pat?
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