sexta-feira, novembro 02, 2007

Tri Tone Jazz Festival, day 1

Maria invited me to see the Tri Tone Jazz Festival, that had a presentation at Amsterdam tonight. I've been there and listened to the first half of the concert, and, after fighting against the morbid curiosity I had about how that concert would end, I left.

The following dialog reflects my mood and feelings about the ditto "concert":

00:09 <lmc> argh! I hate experimental jazz...
00:09 <tannie> hehe
00:09 <lmc> there is no theme, no guide-line. How can you listen to good music without a guide-line?
00:10 <lmc> How someone dares to call himself a musician and play without a baseline, witout a restriction that makes the music worth playing (and listening)?
00:11 <tannie> ah see, either that
00:11 <tannie> or you have a limited idea about music ;)
00:11 <lmc> It's easy to call himself a equilibrist and, as demonstration, just stand up on your feets. There is no big challenge about standing up. What's the difference?
00:12 <lmc> If there is no reference, no theme to follow, anything is valid "jazz" music - that's awful. You just can't distinguish a good player from a bad one, can't tell apart an improvisation master and a well intentioned begginer.
00:13 <tannie> that's an assumption
00:14 <lmc> And *yes*, I have a very limited idea about music: I like *good* *music*, that is complex, hard to play, takes time to mature and is easy to appreciate.
00:14 <tannie> wouldn't a real master manage to make it sound good despite the lack of baseline?
00:15 <lmc> how can I tell? there is no reference. Nothing sounded good at all. Nothing was even difficult to play. :( I could do better playing saxophone, and I don't know how to play sax...

Um comentário:

Maria Looking 4 Maria disse...

im sorry you didnt like it at all...

i do appreaciate you came over...

but i should say, and just for your reference...all of them are famous musicians... they do play written music (the one typically you will heard on a jazz event), but they decided to play 'new ways of jazz'. new music... it doesnt mean they dont know about music.. be sure they know about the music you typocally like to heard...

i do know it is difficult to understand...

i think it is important to be open to new ways...

it is just different...