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koumou

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This is one of my favorite Cannoball clips. The man was a master and a likable fellow as well. Shame he died so early.
 

TomMapfumo

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At least he can keep on the right side of "frenetic" as too many soloists seem unable to do. Lovely Nat Adderley piece - I do like it when they play together on stage.
 

Tenor Viol

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At least he can keep on the right side of "frenetic" as too many soloists seem unable to do. Lovely Nat Adderley piece - I do like it when they play together on stage.
Agreed - one of the issues I have with many modern classical soloists is in their desire to demonstrate demonic solo agility, they lose sight of the music....
 

Rogerb

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"Too many notes, Herr Mozart" :) ....can't say I agreed with the Archduke, but, in the case of jazz, I am inclined to the 'less is more' viewpoint...can't stand frenetic playing, which just sounds like showing-off 'technical' skills.
 

kevgermany

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"Too many notes, Herr Mozart" :) ....can't say I agreed with the Archduke, but, in the case of jazz, I am inclined to the 'less is more' viewpoint...can't stand frenetic playing, which just sounds like showing-off 'technical' skills.
I take it you don't get on with Oscar Peterson either.... Funny, while I agree with you on the too many notes, Peterson is OK for me, but.... Canonball not. Perhaps it's because Peteron is more melodic.
 

Rogerb

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I agree, Kev, although I'm not generally a great fan of piano-led jazz (George Shearing excepted, maybe, although I haven't listened to him for years!), I do find Thelonius Monk 'interesting' ....every note seems to have a 'purpose'!
 
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