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kernewegor

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I was looking for something to help explain to a brass bander what jazz was about... and I found this.

Andre Previn interviews Oscar Peterson, two pianos, an audience... and the talk is about jazz, musicianship, improvisation, what makes a good tune, Peterson's career, and lots of fascinating insight on music. The latter part of part one has Peterson talking about the phenomenally great Art Tatum, which continues through part two...ending in an interesting reference to Tatum's friendship with Horowicz, and a comparison between Horowicz's composing and Tatum's improvising... whatever instrument you play, this is inspiring stuff.

part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55wYm8csHC4

part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDGzG-QWjAg

part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2q3UZO8GUA

part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcIfKc4SspI

part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2cyoI-mRiw

part 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErxkifxAfz8

part 7 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51fUTDWhXys
 
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llamedos

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What a joyful watch and listen - I've just been through it all again and it just gets better. For my money Oscar Peterson is the all-time best jazz pianist and such an erudite man he was to boot!

As for that final duet, as Petula Gordeno would have said "Boy, did I have trouble teaching them that!" (apologies to anyone who has not benefitted from repeated viewings of Dinnerladies.)

Thanks for posting.

Dave
 

kernewegor

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Having posted it, I suppose I should have put it in 'Favourite youtube videos'....duh! I plead January syndrome... ought to be hibernating...

Sorry about that, guys... I expect some kind moderator will move it dreckly...
 

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I hope not I think some things should be in the breakfast room where more people will find them rather than having to be stumbled upon in the you tube sections, it's a place I rarely go so thanks for putting it here ......John
 

kernewegor

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Thanks, John, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I must admit I haven't used the youtube video section very much - but having realised my faux pas in posting this in the Breakfast Room I had a look.

Colin had posted some New Orleans jazz (which genre got me interested as a kid, and some can still interest me - . e.g. the clarinet solo on High Society Rag by Alphonse Picou, apparently adapted from a piccolo solo written by Ricker - and occasionally quoted by Charlie Parker, which suggests it could be based on a Classical etude.)

Anyway, this video shows a metal clarinet, rara avis indeed. The band looked half asleep, but the girl vocalist with the legs who held a drum as a fashion accessory was pleasant to watch...

I then started watching one of the videos of Lee Koenitz. Wow. Koenitz has aged like a good wine, lyrical, beautiful phrasing, and with a band showing great rapport although he said they had only played together a few times over a matter of months (which may explain why he forgot the name of the pianist!) The (anonymous!) pianist was something else, too, and in the Horace Silver school of agonized grimacing.

So - lots of stuff there, it seems. I am definitely going to visit more often - a dimension of Cafe Saxophone I wish I'd explored before...

Maybe new videos could be premiered in the Breakfast Room and then moved to the Favourite Video section after a few weeks or so, say, to flag them up? (I don't know, mind, how much work this would load onto the administrators...)

If there are many members like John and me who haven't used the video section much, it could perhaps be worth doing?
 

Jeanette

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I've raised your suggestion to discuss with the other mods.:)

I'm not sure having to move posts is something we would want to take on, it could become quite time consuming.

Do you use the new posts button to see what people have added recently that may interest you as they would show there without going in to each sub forum of the You tube clips?

Jx
 

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Having posted it, I suppose I should have put it in 'Favourite youtube videos'....duh! I plead January syndrome... ought to be hibernating...

Sorry about that, guys... I expect some kind moderator will move it dreckly...
Done, as you'll have noticed. Now to find some time to look at them.
 

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Colin's point about New posts should sort out guys missing stuff in you tube.

Please post in the right section, makes life easier for us
 

kernewegor

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Thank you all!

I take note of what you all say, and will post in the right place and look out for new posts...
 

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