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The first question I asked myself at the beginning of the quarter was how much do I actually know about jazz? I have always characterized jazz music as a rhythmic and instrumental form of music. My impression on the basis of the jazz has always been portrayed with the African-American race. I think this was build up from the rhythm ‘n’ blues era and meaning according to the dictionary (“style of music that was invented by African American musicians in the early part of the twentieth century and has very strong rhythms and often involves improvisation”). But Louis Armstrong’s famous reply was “if you had to ask, you’ll never know”. Whatever else he meant, he was at least saying that jazz is noticeable, but not necessarily understandable by…show more content…
Maynard Ferguson, jazz legend, internationally renowned big band leader and one of the world’s greatest trumpet players with his Big Bop Nouveau Band. He draws upon bebop, straight-ahead jazz, funk, swing, classical and contemporary music to create a fresh sound within the classic big band form. (cite from Jazz Alley web site) Because me being Korean, I personally was little surprised and impressed by two Korean were members of his big band. A massive piano player, Ji Young Lee, pretty amazing in all pieces, her extended work on “but beautiful” was really lovely and the most memorable. Stockton, powerful drum player, thrilled the audience especially one of my friend, with his solos. He was banging away using all his gear, play in energetic and lively. M.F. and his band provided a remarkable arrangement of "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone," as well as some elegant and very impressive, as Maynard ended a song by playing a soft muted trumpet, while the rest of the band played softer and softer, creating the effect of a fade-out.
Really high and loud all night long… including my self and my friends, the audience seemed really appreciating his hit medley at the end. It made us to believe that he plays over the top with excellent showmanship. Our waitress was little busy most of that night but the cocktail was good so it was okay and the lighting was perfect. Oh, one
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I enjoy and listen to variety of music from classical music to rap music. I have attended many concerts, mostly symphony bands concerts. However, interestingly, through whole my life, I have never experienced jazz music and I have never been to jazz concert. Therefore, it was hard for me to decide which jazz concerts would give me most pleasure and exciting experience. I researched for jazz concerts listing and I have decided to go to the Ron Eschete Trio Concerts because it was held closed to my house and was free.
Compared to all the other concerts that I have gone to, the Ron Eschete Trio concert was a definite change in atmosphere. On February 23, 20001 I attended a concert held at Ahmnson Building in Los…show more content…
This would not be acceptable in the concert I have attended, but no one seemed to mind in this jazz concert.
In the class, I have heard many jazz songs such as Groovin? high by Dizzy Gillespie, Koko by Charlie Parker, Misterioso by Monk, and Jeru by Miles Davis. All these songs were played with instrument such as trumpet, saxophone, drums and bass. Therefore, I expected the musicians with saxophone and trumpet. However, Ron Eschete Trio only had guitars and drums. I have only seen those guitars from the rock musicians. So, I was very curious to hear what kind of sound electronic guitar would make to play jazz music.
As they started to play the music, I was surprised that electronic guitar could make such a sound. Especially, Ron Eschete was amazing how he could make various sounds. He was playing guitar but it sounded like sometimes tenor saxophone and sometimes piano. Overall, their music sounded very mellow and tender. And it was very fast tempo. Although it was very mellow and tender, the fast tempo made song very interesting and kept audience going.
During the concert, I tried to sense how they were communicating each other. They weren?t talking to each other and did not give even eye contact to each other. One thing I noticed was that they were feeling rhythm of the song with their body by nodding their head and tapping their foot. They also seemed to