Never could get past Jackie playing way sharp most of the time. I'm a big fan of playing in tune as that must be why were have ears.jamiejazz said:But how do your guys feel about Jackie McLean? He played sharp and sounded like a genius every time.
I think that when you spend a lot of time listening to one player then your ears do become accustomed to things like odd tuning. I used to find Jackie difficult (and Dexter for that matter) but I think I must have found a way over 20 years of hearing a kind of contextual-in-tuneness about it. Jackie on a ballad sounded wonderful.
By the way, that's Marty Nau on soprano who's also a fantastic alto player from Washington-one of the best straight ahead players around.
Indian classical musicians rarely play out of tune. Sharp is sharp, and flat is flat no matter the intonation system.jamiejazz said:Everyone likes good tuning-but what about adults in western countries who decide to get into indian music. They decide to acclimatize themselves to it's particular tuning and it becomes natural to them. Maybe listening to Jackie or others involves something similar and it's so fantastic that it's worth staying with it.