[Dixielandjazz] Re: The "PRESENTATION" of Jazz
Tue, 24 Sep 2002 09:42:07 -0500
>>>> It is always my aim (though not always possible to achieve,
particularly with deps) to eliminate chatting about chords, keys, etc,
Right! Do that chatting during the bass solo, like most horn players
What's a dep???
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Haesler" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Patrick Cooke" <email@example.com>
Cc: "dixieland jazz mail list" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 8:39 PM
Subject: Re: The "PRESENTATION" of Jazz
> Dear Pat (and a reply for Dan),
> Regarding: >The brass players need to rest their chops???? Poor Baby!
> brass players get a lot of 'rest' while all the other players are taking
> solos. The rhythm section never stops.<
> Well said. I would not be so polite!
> I have always objected to the myth, perpetuated by frontline musicians,
> they have to rest their chops.
> If they are that bad they should practice more, or not be there!
> If drinks are permitted on the stand they also get to quench their thirst
> their 'little rests'.
> The rhythm section rarely has time for a drink during the bracket, as we
> turning up the next tune.
> Our band works mainly in pubs so, apart from our chick singer introducing
> and saying goodbye on our behalf, we rarely announce tunes. If someone is
> interested enough, they ask.
> Our sets are usually 8 tunes long (40 mins approx) and always include
> For concerts we give a brief song rundown, enough to allow the band time
> prepare for the next tune.
> And we NEVER tell jokes (dirty or otherwise) from the stage. In spite of
> some musicians think, that is best left to professional comedians.
> It is always my aim (though not always possible to achieve, particularly
> deps) to eliminate chatting about chords, keys, etc, between numbers. We
> have the tunes sorted out before we start.
> Kind regards,