Last nightI was ata localjazzgig.The first trio was great, enormouslytalented musicians, but they played the kind of style I rather listen to on a record in my solitude at home. Soft and stable with a very nice feeling to it. What I want is moreexcitementwhen I see jazz live, more unpredictable mayhems, that you neverreally know whathappens next.I preferwhenit's a bitdangerous,chaoticbutunpretentious.
While we're on the subjectpretentious. Then we have the second band...well, don't get me started. Youngsters that just wanted to be "Jazz" so bad. The guywho played theclarinetwas superior andI have seen thedrummerplayinother bandswhere I have beenimpressed with hisdrumming.I haveno idea whathewas doing behind the drums yesterday.Andwhat the hellwastheout of tuneacoustic guitardoing there? I myself aman amateuron thesubject ofjazz, so Ihavenot reallythe right tospeak.I knowat least whatIthinksounds goodandbad. I hadto cleanmy earswith some TYFT (see the youtube clip above). A band Iwas recommendedby a friendmany years ago. The very same friendaskedthem at a concert ifthey've everheardBreach. They hadn't, at least what they claimed.