More Jazz Violin Pt 2
Some Charlie Parker for you
The last time I posted someone tried to say Coltrane isn't Jazz, not at all surprising considering some people once described Chopin's music as "ear splitting dissonance". No, nothing played here was read from looking at a book.
First, these videos are impressive technical accomplishments, and they're fun and inspiring to listen to. Thanks for sharing the links. Not only are the notes played accurately, but the style and feel of the original solos are faithfully rendered.
I agree with Paul. While it reflects on the skill of the player, this kind of practice is somewhere in-between the interesting parts of genres. Someone playing Charlie Parker's note-for-note solo on violin really just makes want to listen to Charlie Parker. I think you could kind of adapt any of these into something more violinistic.
Backstage with the Steep Ravine Band in 2014:
@Christian, now that's the stuff! Thanks for sharing that link! We see guys like these sometimes on the facebook groups.
I can read "tight" a few ways. One way is what I think of when I hear a string quartet trying to do some kind of cross-over pop stuff and they all sound really together, but it's sounds like they all sat on their bows, and they stay really tight so the bows don't fall out, and there doesn't seem to be much "groove" or "pocket".
What I mean is that if you have a bebop (ish) head, and two instruments are doubling, then they should play the same notes, at
It’s tough to see, but his pickup looks like an LR Baggs to me. I guess you’re still the only one using a V-200.
"What I mean is that if you have a bebop (ish) head, and two instruments are doubling, then they should play the same notes, at exactly same time, with the same articulations, inflections, etc."
J, if you listen to the recording, you can see that they're trying to play the same notes at the same time, just not succeeding at a level that is commensurate with their apparent skill. They would just need to rehearse it more, or just try harder while they're performing, but obviously they don't view it as critical, and most of their audience doesn't either. Heck, *I* don't think it's critical. I'm not bothered by it at all. But that's also because I'm used to it in this idiom. I'm really just making the observation that it's not as "tight" as it could be, if we're applying the same standards as we would to a Beethoven string quartet. Would I *like* to hear it that tight? Yeah, I have to say I would. But I don't *need* to hear it that tight in order to thoroughly enjoy the performance as a whole.
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