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Thread: Does anyone here listen to Jazz?

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    www.DansPianoJazz.com
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    Does anyone here listen to Jazz?

    Hi,

    I thought I would post a link to my website. I have recorded some solo Jazz piano improvisations along with some Jazz Duo pieces. Just curious what people's opinions are...

    I posted once before but received hardly any response. Since then I have improved my web site so I'm just wondering if I can get some people to visit and comment about what they like or don't like.

    "Jazz" is such a broad term and many times the mere site of the word scare people away. On the site there is a solo jazz piano piece that I wrote called "SunrEyes". Some would call it Jazz others would not. Just wondering what members here think.

    Thanks,
    Dan

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    I play jazz guitar, I checked your clips on the site - nice I really liked Stella (which is my favorite standard
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    Jayx124,

    Thanks for listening and for your post.

    Dan

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    Your music is sound. Liked what you have.

    If I may suggest. Gray background and black font. Hard to read. Your choice of color combinations could be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Pincus View Post
    Hi,

    I thought I would post a link to my website. I have recorded some solo Jazz piano improvisations along with some Jazz Duo pieces. Just curious what people's opinions are...

    I posted once before but received hardly any response. Since then I have improved my web site so I'm just wondering if I can get some people to visit and comment about what they like or don't like.

    "Jazz" is such a broad term and many times the mere site of the word scare people away. On the site there is a solo jazz piano piece that I wrote called "SunrEyes". Some would call it Jazz others would not. Just wondering what members here think.

    Thanks,
    Dan

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    Yes, I'd call that jazz, in the broad sense anyway.
    For me, "jazz" presupposes a central improvisation element: the point of a jazz tune is to be a vehicle for improvisation.
    If it's just a composition in which improvisation might be incidental, then it's more likely a "popular music" piece. (Many forms of popular music allow improvisation as a kind of add-on element, not a fundamental element as it is in jazz.)
    But of course "jazz" has certain stylistic elements which define it (as different from either classical or other popular music), even in a non-improvised composition. Yours has plenty of those - as well as what seems like improvised elements.

    Anyway - nice playing!

    (BTW, "copyrighted", not "copywritten" )
    Last edited by JonR; 04-19-2012 at 11:34 AM.

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    Sure! Someone always is listening jazz. I started to listen to it only a year ago when I started my piano jazz practice. For that was absolutely new and and something new has appeared in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm View Post
    Your music is sound. Liked what you have.

    If I may suggest. Gray background and black font. Hard to read. Your choice of color combinations could be better.
    Malcolm,

    I was just wondering what browser you are using because I am using a grey background with bold black font. I'm using IE8. I was wondering if your browser is reversing the colors and exibiting a black background and grey font.....If so, I'll need to figure out how to have the colors show up the same in all browsers.

    If you have the time, I would really appreciate a screen print of what you are seeing. Just do a CNTRL + PrintScrn and paste it into Word or Microsoft Paint and e-mail me at Danshirl@aol.com Thanks in advance for your help...

    Thanks,
    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonR View Post
    Yes, I'd call that jazz, in the broad sense anyway.
    For me, "jazz" presupposes a central improvisation element: the point of a jazz tune is to be a vehicle for improvisation.
    If it's just a composition in which improvisation might be incidental, then it's more likely a "popular music" piece. (Many forms of popular music allow improvisation as a kind of add-on element, not a fundamental element as it is in jazz.)
    But of course "jazz" has certain stylistic elements which define it (as different from either classical or other popular music), even in a non-improvised composition. Yours has plenty of those - as well as what seems like improvised elements.

    Anyway - nice playing!

    (BTW, "copyrighted", not "copywritten" )

    "copyrighted"...
    Thanks Jon!

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    I listen to anything with cool playing as long as no bad singing.
    Some days I seem to do OK. Other days I feel like just shoving an M-80 right up my guitar's butt.

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    sounds good, very relaxing.

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    Sounds really nice
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    Check your E-mail I sent the print screen you asked for.

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    What does not sell? http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/200...-combinations/ Red and green - stop lights - you'd think they would be great together. Color blind people have trouble telling those two colors apart.............
    Last edited by Malcolm; 06-28-2012 at 03:28 AM.

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    Yeah I really find it benefitial to learn from all styles and a lot of Jazz and Fusion players really inspire me even though I play more Rock
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