[Dixielandjazz] Music sounding "alike"

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 12 14:03:58 PST 2005

"David W. Littlefield" <dwlit at cpcug.org> wrote
> When I had my 10-piece 20s band, one thing I noticed was that after hearing
> several tunes, they all started sounding alike, rather like a brass band
> because of the 2 cornets, t-bone, and tuba 2-beat rhythm. I had a chance to
> listen closely to another band playing some of the same charts using a
> violin, which often plays melody along with the brass. The violin nicely
> softened/lightened the brass band sound. Unfortunately the leader left the
> violin in all the time, even on jazzy tunes which should have been brassy,
> so everything sounded alike, but this time after a while it became
> irritatingly screechy...

Good point. Of course when different bands play the same arrangements,
they're bound to sound alike too, after a while. :-) VBG

Steve Barbone

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