What Are You Listening To?


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Aug 7, 2005
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SJW City
My condolences for the assault on you taste, Cap'n Crunch. :sad4::toothy7:

Nah, it's good for me. I worked in bars and nightclubs for a long time, I'm pretty immune to crummy pop music.

It is reminding me how much I viscerally loathe some numbers that are pretty common in the classic rock rotation that don't bother me as background music, but are really hard to sit through if you are trying to be attentive. Also, there are more lawyers in heaven than good songs on country radio since around when Garth Brooks got big.


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Apr 14, 2020
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Harrisonburg VA
Hines played piano like it was a trumpet, and Sweets Edison played trumpet like few others. They are the only two musicians on this album, which stands on its own musical merit. However, it is also perfect for drummers and/or bassists to play-along. Brushes or sticks work. Either way, listening pleasure or play-along, it's a treasure (IMHO, of course.)
Two great jazz musicians, thanks for reminding me.

Maybe you read Elvin Jones' anecdote about Sweets. Elvin said when he first came on the scene, he got a lot of dirty looks when a band was trading fours. His phrasing was unorthodox compared to most drummers, so his 4 bar solo threw everyone off. These were established performers, but they couldn't feel what Elvin was playing and were confused where "1" was. Didn't bode well for Elvin.
But he said there was one guy, Harry Sweets Edison, who always came right in "1" after Elvin played 4 bars while other guys were lost. Sweets was an old timer, but the "new" rhythm patterns didn't throw him off one bit.

Elvin asked Sweets how he was able to come in perfectly all the time while other guys couldn't follow his drumming.
Sweets replied, "I count. I count 4 bars, then I come in."