[Dixielandjazz] Porte ñ a Jazz Band/"cartoon music"

Steve Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 16 14:06:31 PST 2007

on 1/16/07 4:40 PM, Russ Guarino at russg at redshift.com wrote:

> Call it what you will,
> If you have ever sat in a band that played this kind of music, you know how
> challenging it is.  Requires fast, precise playing in ensemble settings.
> Everybody had to be an exceptional musician.

Yes, I totally agree and said so in my original post.

> I have always found it exhilarating to play this music.

Each to his own. I can understand that. I hate to play it. To me it is like
playing Glenn Miller arrangements.

> Trad jazz is easy by comparison.

Totally disagree. Any trained musician can play cartoon music well. Only a
very few musicians of any sort can play trad jazz well. Especially the
improvisation part which many cannot do at all.

Steve Barbone

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