[Dixielandjazz] Ben Ratliff (NY Times) Waxes Nostalgic
tubaman at batnet.com
Mon Dec 27 14:07:35 PST 2004
Looking at the pictures on their website - I see music stands in some
of them. I don't know if that is just for show, but other similar bands
I can think of (Clubfoot Orchestra www.clubfoot.com or Willem Breuker
Kollektief www.xs4all.nl/~wbk/index.html for example) use extensive
charts - even if the music sounds totally improvised.
On Dec 27, 2004, at 1:21 PM, Stan Brager wrote:
> Thanks for the tip, David. This, the music of the Flat Earth Society,
> intriguing music to say the least. I liked their novel approach to the
> aspects of their music while maintaining the feel of the early jazz in
> case of "Spooks", swing in the case of "Daybreak Express" and "Carman".
> Their arrangement of "Daybreak Express" hewed quite closely to Duke
> Ellington's version. They sounded as if they enjoyed making their
> music. I
> wonder how much is improvised and how much is strictly written out?
> Stan Brager
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