jazz octet may 6

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Kelsey Knutsen Music For Listeners – Section 2 Bill Evans once stated that “Jazz is a mental attitude rather than a style”. Jazz brings out the spontaneity inside of a person and lets them channel it through musical expertise into different instruments. In order to play Jazz styled music, a certain talent is required that few have. On May 6 th , 2010, I was able to witness an octet and quartet perform certain Jazz pieces with great clarity. They performed in the theatre at Alumni Hall beginning at six pm. Leading both groups was a guest from the University of Michigan, a trombone player. One of the songs that the Quartet played was Body and Soul , which is the most recorded jazz song in history. The quartet consisted of a trombone, stand up bass, piano and electric guitar. For this particular piece, the melody was mostly carried by the trombone. The trombone started off the piece by itself, with a muffled sound. The timbre of this piece was edgy and rough, and the piece had a slow tempo. The rhythm was swing and
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