I'm in a jazz-trance right now!
I'm not sure whether your post ist partly a joke, but on a serious side anyway:Of course not, it's a jazz thread. Never any fireworks in a jazz thread! Everyone agrees that jazz is simultaneously both supreme & sucks in a DW display of love & understanding.
8 pages, 290 odd posts - which pretty much brings it in line with every other jazz thread I've read on these boards. I'd argue that level of discussion alone denotes plenty of respect for the genre. No other topics on this forum draw anywhere near that level of response from members. It may not be the 'commercial success' it once was, but given the amount of discussion, the genere is certainly well loved, well respected and will be around for a long while yet.So I perfectly understand that jazz as a musical style, like every other style, is totally subject to personal taste, BUT I do plead for a little (more) respect for it.
Yes, but still today, you'll hear a jazz influence in most or all world-class drummers, or better said, it is clear in their playing that they have checked out jazz. And not so just drummers, but especially the whole harmonics, all the theory: As soon as you go beyond triads and I IV V, it's going to sound jazzy. Ok, that's a bit exaggerated, but I hope you get my drift. Great guitarists or keyboarders with skill to groove and improvisate have most definitely checked out some jazz.deltadrummer said:As Jay pointed out, jazz may not have the far reaching arm of influence that it had on earlier forms of popular music. Where as you can hear the jazz influence in many of rocks pioneer drummers: Mitchell, Bonham, Palmer, Bruford, Garibaldi or even Peart and some even came from a jazz background: like Earl Palmer, Al Jackson, Jr or Ginger Baker. In today's world I don't know that such is the case. I don't think that jazz enjoys the status among today's musicians that it did back n the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
Hi SM, sorry if my post equated to confusion of it's intent. I was being both flippant and highly sarcastic. Yes, it was 100% a joke, with a nod towards the often high tension discussions that evolve in jazz threads.I'm not sure whether your post ist partly a joke,
Perfectly fine .Hi SM, sorry if my post equated to confusion of it's intent. I was being both flippant and highly sarcastic. Yes, it was 100% a joke, with a nod towards the often high tension discussions that evolve in jazz threads.
Personally, I love jazz, as I do most forms of music. I don't profess to understand non groove based jazz, but I appreciate anything that conveys passion & mood. I'm a simple rock drummer with an old school rock brain who has tried to widen his horizons as his years advance. I'll never be a jazz player, or even be able to effectively merge jazz influence into my playing. I don't have the mindset and certainly don't have the skillset. I want to use my remaining time on this planet playing stuff I can enjoy whilst still pushing myself a little. I certainly don't have the patience to stare at my ride cymbal for 10 years before I play a beat (stolen from another jazz post, by Aydee I think).
More....lots more found here. http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8588&highlight=great+jazz+thread 33 pages more.Perfectly fine .
Btw, I don't have much interest in non-groove based jazz either.