[Dixielandjazz] Solos and applause

Anton Crouch anton.crouch at optusnet.com.au
Sat Mar 26 17:33:04 PST 2005

Hello all

I agree with Steve B that "Shaw speaks (only) for Shaw", but I also happen
to agree with Shaw.

The comparison with classical music is interesting. Yes, audiences do now
clap between movements of symphonies etc but I have NEVER heard an audience
applaud at the end of a solo passage in an instrumental concerto - not even
at the end of a cadenza.

As for jazz, the solution to the solo/applause problem is simple - don't
play solos   :-)

If only .....


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