jazz2 - The performance that I attended on December 11,...

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The performance that I attended on December 11, 2006 was surprisingly enjoyable. Even though the performers were students, they showed great proficiency in their skill. The pieces they performed demonstrated a great variety of jazz music since from cool music to styles performed today. This was a completely different experience than that of the restaurant I went to before now, I was in a theater and there were microphones used, this in turn amplified the sound immensely. However, this also was one of the weak points of the performance. The group was a quintet featuring piano, drum set, alto saxophone, trumpet, and electric bass guitar. Unfortunately, the drummer was far too powerful, he drowned out all of his fellow players and rarely used any sort of dynamics except for during his drum solo, which seemed to last forever since he was primarily all that you heard during the majority of the concert. When we were able to hear the trumpet the primary soloist, he was very good. The trumpet was often joined by
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course MUS 506 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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