[Dixielandjazz] Vince Giordano interview - The Aviator

Dan Augustine ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu
Mon Jan 31 15:03:41 PST 2005

Bill (c: DJML)--
     Thanks for posting the info on that interview.  I hadn't known 
that Giordano did the music for that film--now i'll have to go see 
it.  I was surprised that he was forced to study the Schillinger 
system, but then i've known a number of guys (mostly back in Reno) 
who tried to slog through it.  I devoted a couple of hundred pages in 
my dissertation trying to explain it, and then i showed how it 
doesn't make musical sense.  People always seem to want a 'system' to 
make things easy, and they get it and produce crap.  Schillinger once 
said that, using his system, any truck driver could write as good a 
fugue as any of Bach's. Yeah, well, Schillinger himself never wrote 
anything good using his system. He was a fascinating person, 
extremely intelligent, who made a lot of money by creating a gimmick 
for (as Ambrose Bierce said) locating and exploiting the organ that 
one is a dupe with.

>Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 08:47:17 +1100
>From: Bill Haesler <bhaesler at bigpond.net.au>
>Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Vince Giordano interview - The Aviator
>Dear friends,
>Further to recent posts regarding the new film 'The Aviator' and the
>Columbia CD featuring the music from the soundtrack, my mate John Ding in
>England has forwarded the following link to an excellent interview with
>Vince Giordano regarding his band and its involvement in the the making of
>the film.
>The interview is very long, but extremely interesting, informative and well
>worth downloading.
>I am also in complete agreement with Mr Giordano's comments regarding the
>recreation, playing and presentation of 1920s big band jazz.
>     http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=16150
>Kind regards,

**  Dan Augustine     Austin, Texas    ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu   **
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