Unformatted text preview: exemplary of any jazz, neither is the singing. Example 7 didn’t sound like jazz until the muted trumpet came in. I’d label this as another smooth jazz tune. Example 8 sounds like a blue’s-oriented progression. I’d definitely call this jazz. I like how it starts out slower and then speeds up, I also enjoyed the organ solo just after it speeds up. Example 9 was blatantly jazz when the piano syncopation on the higher octave started playing. The bouncy left-hand chords of the piano and the faint sound of congas make it also seem like it’s a jazz tune. I noticed how you didn’t give us any swing tunes that were 100% had to be jazz. You wanted us to listen and explain why we did or didn’t think it was jazz we heard. It was kind of hard explaining why each was or wasn’t jazz—most of the time I just wanted to say “it just is” or “it just isn’t”!...
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- Spring '11