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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-04-23 02:13 [#02575446]
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the wiki pe di a page for swing (jazz performance
style) has some real zingers, and i thot i'd shar e:

Swing has been called "the most debated word in jazz".
When jazz performer Cootie Williams was asked to define it,
he joked, "Define it? I'd rather tackle Einstein's
theory!"[3] When Louis Armstrong was asked on the Bing
Crosby radio show what swing was, he said, "Ah, swing, well,
we used to call it syncopation—then they called it
ragtime, then blues—then jazz. Now, it's swing. Ha! Ha!
White folks, yo'all sho is a mess."[4] Benny Goodman, the
1930s-era bandleader nicknamed the "King of Swing", called
swing "free speech in music", whose most important element
is "the liberty a soloist has to stand and play a chorus in
the way he feels it". His contemporary Tommy Dorsey gave a
more ambiguous definition when he proposed that "Swing is
sweet and hot at the same time and broad enough in its
creative conception to meet every challenge tomorrow may
present."[3] Boogie-woogie pianist Maurice Rocco argues that
the definition of swing "is just a matter of personal
opinion".[3] When asked for a definition of swing, Fats
Waller replied, "Lady, if you gotta ask, you'll never
know."[5]

What is Swing? Perhaps the best answer, after all, was
supplied by the hep-cat who rolled her eyes, stared into the
far-off and sighed, "You can feel it, but you just can't
explain it. Do you dig me?"

They described a kinetic quality to the music. It was
compared to flying; "take off" was a signal to start a solo.
The rhythmic pulse continued between the beats, expressed in
dynamics, articulation, and inflection. Swing was as much in
the music anticipating the beat, like the swing of a
jumprope anticipating the jump, as in the beat itself.[5]
Swing has been defined in terms of formal rhythmic devices,
but according to the Jimmie Lunceford tune, "T'aint whatcha
do, it's the way thatcha do it" (say it so it


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-04-23 02:33 [#02575447]
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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-04-23 02:37 [#02575448]
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LAZY_TITLE but the cameraman confused "swing" with
"swirl"


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-04-23 02:38 [#02575449]
Points: 11255 Status: Regular | Followup to EpicMegatrax: #02575448



lol that one's not nearly as together


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-04-23 02:48 [#02575450]
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