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questions about the genre known as "Jazz", which is characterized by heavy improvisation

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In some ways free jazz can be easier to understand than other jazz forms. You really don't need music theory since the central theme of the genre is to free the performers from exactly the … returning to the head at the end. Free jazz often ditches the idea of song form altogether, often having the players soloing simultaneously. Sometimes they seem to be freeing the forms from their …
answered Aug 30 '15 by SpinDownUGo
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On the Wynton Marsalis album "Live at Blues Alley" there is a song that they play three times during the set. The song is called "Juan" the first time through. The second time it is titled "Juan (E. M …
asked Dec 3 '18 by SpinDownUGo
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There seems to be no certainty about where the phrase originated from but the song certainly could not have originated the phrase since it plays off of the phrase. It uses an allusion to the "birds an …
answered Aug 16 '15 by SpinDownUGo
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Try out Purbayan Chatterjee. He's a sitar player that plays both traditional Indian music and Jazz. There are several videos of him online in various ensembles. His subgenre is called "Raga Jazz." You can search for that on YouTube. …
answered Sep 23 '18 by SpinDownUGo
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In several liner notes the word "Freebop" is used to describe the music of Miles Davis' second quintet in the mid-60's. The writers usually use the term seemingly expecting the reader to know what it …
asked Jan 3 '16 by SpinDownUGo