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Old 10-24-2009, 06:57 PM
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Default Re: Can Simon play jazz?

Not bad at all and much better than other crossover from rock to jazz players i've seen.

Only thing I observed was something I find alot with rock players playing jazz that's quite common at first is the placement of heavy emphasis on the 1 of the bar {downbeat of the bar} to resolve certain phrases at the kit rather than what you see with more seasoned jazz focused players who lighten up the overall feel by using more elements of syncopation to highlight stronger the weaker parts of the beat in a given bar {resolution points as Bob Moses calls them} that gives it more of a buoyant frontward flowing motion when resolving setups and phrases in a swing based jazz concept setting.

Like I say though not bad at all, pretty decent actually, and he's on the right {better} track for playing swing based music.........

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