[Dixielandjazz] Trombone Showmanship
marekboym at gmail.com
Sat May 26 08:00:34 PDT 2012
> If they were into it for the music, they'd be trying to play it themselves or going to a Bach recital
I listen exclusively to jazz, and only traditional (including swing).
And I am there for the music; actually, when I became a jazz fan (at
about 12-13) and for many years to come I considered dancing to jazz
In 1959 I saw Armstrong in Tel-Aviv. Armstrong was not in good
health and could hardly play. Trummy Young moved his slide with his
foot, which torned me off listening to him; I considered him a clown,
not a musician. Only after listening quite a few times to Armstrong's
Handy album (at least then years later) I realized that there was a
fantastic trombone solo, and that it was Trummy Young who played it.
I missed some 10 years of listening to Young because of the clowning.
Of course, I was a young, eager, fanatical and unexperienced fan, but
very unlikely the only one who reacted like that. Don't forget that
many revivalists considerd jazz art, not dancing music.
> Music doesn't have to be memorable, just functional
> I you happen to be lucky enough to hear someone like (eg) the late Bobby Hackett play functional music, and could appreciate it, good for you!
> King Oliver's band played functional music, including waltze s (it's a pity they didn't record any ... would have been interesting to hear, considering the vast difference between KOJB and other bands rendition of current "hit" tunes like "Buddys Habit". I doubt most of the audience of the time would have appreciated the difference,
> From: dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com [dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com] On Behalf Of Marek Boym [marekboym at gmail.com]
> Sent: 23 May 2012 21:49
> To: Shaw, Tim
> Cc: Dixieland Jazz Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Trombone Showmanship
> Will the tricks make the audience remember the music?
> I rather doubt it.
> On 23 May 2012 13:44, Bob Smith <robert.smith at tele2.no> wrote:
>> I saw Red Ingles and The Unnatural Seven at the Birmingham (England)
>> Hippodrome in the 1950's. The main thing I remember about this concert was
>> that the trombone player had a rubber garden hose that he used as a slide.
>> This, I think, supports the theory that showmanship tricks will make the
>> audience remember the concert and the band.
>> Bob Smith
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