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IMPORTANT WASHU UPDATE

So, I'm starting to get in to jazz.

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petit_chou
Feb. 22nd, 2014 12:23 am (UTC)
Is there a particular era you're enjoying right now?
littlewashu
Feb. 26th, 2014 03:24 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you asked!
Well, I love love love New Orleans-style jazz. Lots of horns & whatnot. That is nothing new, though I have been more proactive about it over the last year or two. But the impetus for this new interest was sparked by Miles Davis, specifically a) a record that my husband bought of Miles & Monk at Newport (recorded in 1958 and 1963,respectively) that I can't get enough of, which led me to b) finally listen to Miles Davis's autobiography. When I wrote this post, I had made it to ~1958,so I'm listening to stuff like that (bebop, cool jazz, etc) at the mo.

P. S. It's good to see you here, do you read regularly or sporadically?
petit_chou
Feb. 27th, 2014 06:44 am (UTC)
I'm so with you on the horns. Most songs are improved with the addition of a horn section, in my estimation. Though I took a class on it in college, I've still never really been taken with much jazz beyond the early '40s. I know remarkably little about your own musical tastes, but would you say that you like jam bands? I decidedly don't, and I wonder if that has any correlation to my lack of interest in bebob and beyond. (I'm not disparaging that sort of music at all, just saying it's not my speed. I'm a little straightforward in my tastes, honestly. I want to clap to an obvious rhythm and I want to sing harmony, mostly.)

And yeah, I check in every day or two and comment if I have anything moderately useful to add, but I very rarely post anymore. I'm the worst kind of internet user: "It's just not the same without everyone posting all the time" she says, lurking.

(PS - I JUST NOW figured out that LJ no longer allows subject lines for comments. I...it used to, right? Am I misremembering that?)

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