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ALtoSaxMe said:
What is Jazz?
Well, as someone who's been playing it for over 30 years, I must say, I've yet to hear any definition that is completely accurate, much less all-encompassing....

I think it's alot like pornography; can't define it, but know it when I hear it......... (usually). :cool:
 

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Jazz is a modern day expression of an ancient black music continuum stretching back to Ancient Egypt and forward into the future.
 

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To me Jazz gives you the same feeling as your first car, or when you hold the drivers license in your hand for the first time, it is freedom.
But as stated before to describe JAZZ in words it just dificult describing how I feel when I play it is not.
 

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Danish humorist and cartoonist (who made my avatar) made a cartoon where a small man with a hat says: "I always thought that Jazz was a tune - but now they tell me that there are several"

By the way, he also said the wise words: "The saxophone is the only instrument which sounds the same when you are learning to play and when you have learned to play it"
 

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Peterogping said:
By the way, he also said the wise words: "The saxophone is the only instrument which sounds the same when you are learning to play and when you have learned to play it"
LOL, I couldn't disagree more with that statement, except of course for those who never really learn to play! Maybe that's what he was trying to say??
 

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According to a jazz legend, if you have to ask, you'll never know.
 

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"Well, the word jazz bothers me. It bothers me because as long as I've publicly identified with it, I've made less money and had more trouble than when I wasn't." - Charles Mingus
 

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JazzJunkie said:
Jazz is a modern day expression of an ancient black music continuum stretching back to Ancient Egypt and forward into the future.
Ra? Is that you? Finally got an internet connection on Saturn?;)
 

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TJS said:
To me, jazz is music based in improvisation.
That would suggest that Indian Classical Music, Bach on Pipe Organ, Mozart as a child on violin, Bulgarian Wedding music and a Rhythmically-challenged hippie banging away on his first djembe in some public park are all jazz.......
 

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Jazz is the thing I'm gonna make money with in (hopefully) +- 7 years :p
Btw: hi! Im new here
 

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littlemanbighorn said:
Ra? Is that you? Finally got an internet connection on Saturn?;)
Welcome, Hammertime.

You and littlemanbighorn are both hilarious.:laughing:
 

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this teacher from my school who is a fine trumpet player says that Jazz is something you play with feeling, it's about expressing yourself and most of all it's from the heart.
 

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ALtoSaxMe said:
this teacher from my school who is a fine trumpet player says that Jazz is something you play with feeling, it's about expressing yourself and most of all it's from the heart.
You could describe any style of music that way imo.
 
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