[JPL] Drum solos - Jeff Turton posting

Bob Stockton drbob at modernjazzclassics.com
Wed Aug 9 16:42:32 EDT 2006


...or the supposed remark by a famous conductor: "don't stare at the 
trombone section. It only encourages them."
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Len Dobbin" <lendobbin at sympatico.ca>
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Subject: [JPL] Drum solos - Jeff Turton posting


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> I had a friend who swore there was a Jazz at the Philharmonic rule book 
> that stated that if you applauded after each four bar break you would be 
> rewarded with an extended drum solo - it also (he claimed) taught you how 
> to pat your feet without moving your shoes.  At a JATP concert we tried 
> applauding at bar nine of a 16 bar solo and sure enough the audience 
> followed suit. Repeating a phrase over and over also guarantees applause. 
> I often also wonder why people applaud when they recognize the melody of 
> the tune - are they patting themselves on the back for their astuteness. 
> Speaking of astute how many have noticed that there are no guitar players 
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> As a matter of fact my wife and I have used the premature ejaculation joke 
> in the past referring to my distinct dislike for gratuiitous drum solos 
> (actually both jokes have been around for a while in one variation or 
> another) . She likes to tease me at  Live shows  by pulling out an 
> imaginary remote and clicking the next track during long drum solos 
> because that's how I listen at home.
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>> Jeff Turton
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