[Dixielandjazz] Incredible Guitar players

Gluetje1 at aol.com Gluetje1 at aol.com
Tue Oct 3 21:15:42 PDT 2006

Hi Steve,
At first I missed seeing the bottom part of your message about living near  
the Lancaster County tragedy.  But saw it tonight as I was making time to  
check out what you were saying about DragonForce via a touch of listening.   So 
very aware of the irony of their name, their tune titles, their  sound, up 
against the grief wrought by deranged slayers in peaceful growing  places.  Maybe I 
would term the DragonForce sound as eviscerated  jazz.  Yes, virtuosity, but 
in the service of what?
In a message dated 10/3/2006 8:52:05 A.M. Central Daylight Time,  
barbonestreet at earthlink.net writes:

A while  back I got pilloried by the jazz police for saying that some of the
Rock  Guitarists are as good or better than many of the jazz  guitarists.

Well, check out DragonForce, an extreme heavy metal band.  You may not like
the sound . . . however check out the band philosophy and  "listen" to the
guitars and to the keyboard.

Lordy, could this be  defined as visceral  jazz?


Steve  Barbone

PS. Yes, I live in the Amish Country you've seen on TV  yeaterday and today.
Just a few miles from Nickel Mines. A tragedy for a  very gentle people who
enjoy OKOM when we see them in our public concerts  around Lancaster County.
They stop and gently tap their feet, and the  little kids shyly stare. My
farm is surrounded by Amish Farms. Very  peaceful until now.

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