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  Topic: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
cjm

Replies: 22
Views: 12842

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:41 am   Subject: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
Well, I have to admit that you accurately described the majority of jazz gigs. And it's something I've fought to prevent, but some guys are just "too cool for the room," and won't be reined ...
  Topic: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
cjm

Replies: 22
Views: 12842

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:15 pm   Subject: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
Well Henry, of course there's another issue here -- and a reality check:

Your playing and musicianship is at a far higher level than mine. That's not false modesty on my part -- those are the plain ...
  Topic: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
cjm

Replies: 22
Views: 12842

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:56 pm   Subject: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
Oh no. Most wouldn't make money from the recordings. But exposure sure did help. They were then able to tour europe and the states and asia. Without these recordings no one would know who they were ...
  Topic: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
cjm

Replies: 22
Views: 12842

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:38 am   Subject: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
Oh no. Most wouldn't make money from the recordings. But exposure sure did help. They were then able to tour europe and the states and asia. Without these recordings no one would know who they were ...
  Topic: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
cjm

Replies: 22
Views: 12842

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:34 pm   Subject: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
I think piracy did that. Not the recording industry. The recording industry also gave larger careers and disseminated the music beyond the artists territory.

Well, it did that for players in the ...
  Topic: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
cjm

Replies: 22
Views: 12842

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:59 am   Subject: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
I guess the idea lurking in the recesses of what passes for my mind is something akin to the traditional view of Navajo sand painters...back before sand paintings were made on a wet epoxy base to pres ...
  Topic: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
cjm

Replies: 22
Views: 12842

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:41 pm   Subject: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
Valid points.

But taking a sort of "alternate universe" view...what if public/cultural attitudes toward art and entertainment had been a bit different, and recording had remained more wha ...
  Topic: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
cjm

Replies: 22
Views: 12842

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:41 pm   Subject: Did the recording industry help destroy jazz?
Was having a discussion with my son the other day, and I pointed out to him that music had been ephemeral until the 20th century and something only experienced in live performance.

Then came the re ...
  Topic: Embraceable You
cjm

Replies: 3
Views: 4017

PostForum: The Emerging Guitar Forum   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:59 pm   Subject: Re: Embraceable You
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Any thoughts?


Yes. Two thoughts.

1. Those chords suck and blow. They probably came from the Real Book and some editions of the Real Book have other errors in this song as well.

2. Have ...
  Topic: My latest dream...
cjm

Replies: 6
Views: 5357

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:19 pm   Subject: My latest dream...
Heh heh...

But to be serious for a moment, which I find difficult, but...

Some people are into acoustic guitars, Gypsy jazz, the old unamplified archops that are mic'ed if not played entirely ac ...
  Topic: My latest dream...
cjm

Replies: 6
Views: 5357

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:17 pm   Subject: Re: My latest dream...
I know, I know....it's a sickness...but I love beautiful guitars!!

Look at this one...very sexy Cool

http://www.12fret.com/content/2011/10/24/harrison-g-b-custom-maple-consignment/

I love tha ...
  Topic: Picks and tone
cjm

Replies: 9
Views: 6790

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:58 pm   Subject: Picks and tone
All those variables is why I finally decided that the selection of picks (and most paraphernalia) is sort of like the superstitions of baseball players.

It's not that there is no real effect -- th ...
  Topic: George Benson Guitar man
cjm

Replies: 50
Views: 22882

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:16 pm   Subject: George Benson Guitar man
Ah . . . I don't know about that. Technically Benson is about tops. What he can do effortlessly, his phrasing, ridiculous right hand technique, is pretty much stand alone.

I heard, maybe an int ...
  Topic: George Benson Guitar man
cjm

Replies: 50
Views: 22882

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:36 pm   Subject: George Benson Guitar man


Your wrong. While age is starting to take its toll, GB is probably still the baddest jazz guitarist on the face of the earth. I still hear recordings of him playing with a few guys I know, and ...
  Topic: Practice time
cjm

Replies: 19
Views: 9602

PostForum: The Jazz Guitar Forum   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:13 pm   Subject: Practice time
Practice time is sort of a problem. Even though I'm retired on disability, there's the matter of my wife being able only to work part time with her MS, and our youngest son having moved home after h ...
 
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