[Dixielandjazz] Uptempo vs cut time

Joe Carbery joe.carbery at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 13:23:54 PST 2013

I've always understood "cut time" as being 2/4 in feel. Usually I ignore
the sign and play 4/4.

Joe Carbery.

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 9:49 AM, Ken Gates <kwg915 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Happened to stumble on a version of "After You've Gone"
> that I like---Castle Jazz Band playing it at medium tempo
> with lots of swing.
> Which brings up my question.  How is "cut time" different
> than simply playing fast?  I know there is a difference but
> I need some help with an explanation.
> Ken Gates
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