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...
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