[Dixielandjazz] When is it not jazz?

Mike mike at railroadstjazzwest.com
Thu Sep 21 16:06:44 PDT 2006

Ok, so then let me ask you this:

Should free jazz be considered jazz?

Free jazz often has the aforementioned ingredients but sometimes it only 
has a few. Many times free jazz doesn't swing. Many times it does. Often 
times it's sheets of sound with direction that's not immediately apparent.

What do you think?


Cees van den Heuvel wrote:
> When it doesn'nt swing, there's no improvisation, there's
> no interactivity, there's no creation on the spot, it's no jazz. Beautiful 
> sounds or even music, but no jazz.
> Recreations of written down jazz: no jazz, but sometimes
> beautiful music, but still no jazz.
> I.m.h.o,
> Cees van den Heuvel
> http://www.revivaljassband.nl

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