Thursday, December 14, 2006

Improvisation


The genius of our country is improvisation, and jazz reflects that. It's our great contribution to the arts. ~Ken Burns

8 comments:

Brian said...

sharp notes slice the air
hot cold bodies move and flow
improvisation

I wrote a poem called "What Does Great Jazz Sound Like".

getzapped said...

Very cool and so expressive of jazz in action! Love it!

susan abraham said...

I learnt to appreciate jazz in later years, Getzapped.
Still, Dave Brubeck's Take Fivestays a particular favourite.

getzapped said...

I was lucky and found jazz as a young person. Once I heard Coltrane, I was never the same!

Shrig said...

pI found jazz when I was young as well. I didn't need rock and roll to make my parents roll their eyes ;)

getzapped said...

Funny that you say that. It was Coltrane that I was playing, when my mother yelled downstairs, "what in the h*ll are you listening to?"

Stephen Bess said...

I used to be a Jazz dj in Savannah Georgia. I had a show on Sunday nights called, A Sunday Kind Of Love. :)I did that show for over 3 years.

getzapped said...

Cool! What a great name for a show. What sorta tunes did you play? I used to listen to WPFW a lot in the 80's and one of my favorite shows was "Giant Steps", but can't for the life of me remember the DJ. He had a really low, smooth, "cool cat" voice, and one time I was volunteering there during his show and out came this short, Jewish guy - somehow I expected someone entirely different. Anyway, thank you for stopping by.