Show tunes and rhythm changes?I think we took the ball in the wrong direction. We should have asked, "What is 'normal jazz'?" The answer to that would contain the answer to the original question, sort of.
Yeah, that's likely the case, Cole Porter, etc. I guess NOT BLUES would be cocktail piano, playing all those old show tunes and ballads. Even then, a little Dr John could be discreetly snuck in.Show tunes and rhythm changes?
Thing is, you open a Real Book and the two most common forms are going to be 12 bar blues and rhythm changes. I'd guess a quarter of jazz tunes in common circulation - maybe more - are one of those two forms. At least another quarter of all jazz tunes in common circulation are show tunes - then the remaining half (probably less) are other stuff - tunes writtten specifically as jazz tunes, pop hits transformed, etc., etc.
Hi buddy , tbh I have no idea at all where I saw or heard the name “ jazz blues “ .I have no knowledge except alot of curiosity , and I am happy to listen to those with more experience and knowledge than me........I will be happy when I can purr out low B flat very very quietly .I am finding it very very hard , but it is OK .You only feel good when you accomplish hard targets .kind wishes .(To the OP) Greetings again! I'd like to know where you saw or heard the name "jazz blues"?
I've never heard of the two words being used in that order as a thing, a concept, a sound or an attitude. What I have heard over the years is blue jazz, bluesy jazz, a jazz song that is a blues, meaning its structure and chords. I think the source of conficting opinions, which are fine, is that the term, if it exists at all, is ambiguous. It has no meaning to me at all.
Wow. Don't get me wrong. I love this stuff, but halfway through the presentation my mind started to wander. I sometimes tend to over "anal-ize" things, but that presenter is way out of my "league". Perhaps I can come back later and consume it "a bite at a time".fwiw 12tone (a youtube talking hand, not everyone's cup of tee. Maybe better listened to than watched!) did an interesting discussion on this recently...
Well yes. For the hammer every problem is clearly a nail... But I like to see different tools in the box apply themselves to a given problem.Wow. Don't get me wrong. I love this stuff, but halfway through the presentation my mind started to wander. I sometimes tend to over "anal-ize" things, but that presenter is way out of my "league". Perhaps I can come back later and consume it "a bite at a time".
Hi. I realised that and posted it to exactly illustrate the scope of the discussion in a living art form. It all contributes!However in that video I talked about a tune that I wrote and recorded on my "Mr Jobhopper" album, and it is an "atypical" blues.