[Dixielandjazz] Question !

David Palmquist davidpalmquist at dccnet.com
Sun Feb 23 22:29:05 PST 2003

Well, I dunno about bass players just doing 1 & 3.  I think Blanton put an 
end to that, going by the Ellington transcriptions I'm working with.  Based 
on them, I think I have to agree with Bryan.
David in Delta

At 16:34 23-02-03, Bill Gunter wrote:
>Hi all,
>Bryan wrote:
>>Hey Pat, in MY book the bass player is the "heartbeat" of the band, the
>>drummer merely provides colour and flourish...
>A bass plays one and three. A drummer can to that too but a drummer also 
>provides a very important two and four so essential for really hot jazz 
>and rock and roll and many other musical styles. A bass normally doesn't 
>play two and four unless he/she is doing a four beat thingee where all 
>four beats are pushed equally.
>A drummer is much more than color and flourish AND, by the way, color and 
>flourish is a hot thing and EXTREMELY important in jazz and not simply an 
>idea which is tossed out as "merely . . . colour and flourish."
>Respectfully submitted,
>Bill "I believe in drums" Gunter
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