[JPL] Ray/Basie Band

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 4 21:22:33 EDT 2006

... a series of artistic frauds?

Harrrumph!   Humbug!    This discussion reminds me a bit of when people 
complained in the 17th and 18th centuries the violin could (or should) 
never replace the viola, and flutes should be made of wood, not metal!  
  And  as for that newfangled contraption the pianoforte, it will never 
replace the sweet sounding harpsichord!

Also, I had a friend who claimed jazz could never be recorded, because 
once you recorded it, it was "no longer spontaneous music making.  Just 
the same thing everytime you heard it.  It might as well be classical 

I think  the Ray/Basie Band CD a much more musical project than 
sampling little snatches of a jazz classic to lay into remix job with 
electronic beats & scratches, or ugh, Kenny G and Louis (double ugh).

Jim Wilke
Jazz After Hours, PRI

On Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at 05:59  PM, EdBride at aol.com wrote:

> -------------------------------------------
> In a message dated 10/4/2006 8:33:08 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> jaejazz at yahoo.com writes:
> <<..
> These  are some of the potential problems in putting together a 
> project like
> this -  like matching the time and pitches but the technology today is
> amazing. You  can change pitches...speed up or slow down the piece 
> without changing
> the  pitch and a kzillion other things which I'm sure they used a lot 
> of to
> make it  work. I would bet they left some of that in there to make it 
> sound more
> "human." I honestly believe that if we didn't know how this was put 
> together
> most would never have a clue. Great job..>>
> As Nate Chinen quotes William Safire (thanks to Ron Durfee for posting 
> it):
> "...a series of artistic frauds." Great job, indeed.
> Ed

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