Monthly Archives: September 2015

Minor Swing – Luca Gianquitto (Cover)

Because he is new to me and quite good. He plays rock as well as jazz.

Luca Gianquitto on YouTube.


Technique and Aesthetics (fragment)

Technique and aesthetics are, of course, intimately intertwined, but they are not the same; they are not synonymous.  This concept was widely known a few decades ago but is lost on many current folks.  The confusion creates seemingly endless and unresolvable misunderstanding. so much else that will not be boiled down to the simple and shallow terms people are trained by the surrounding culture to think in.

However, many people know the distinction on an inarticulate level…creating more confusion because they have something to say but can’t say it…again, like so much else — most? — that passes for “discussion”.  Education is greatly needed.  (I’m afraid education and information retrieval are also not synonymous.)

Stuff – Live at Montreux ’76 (1978)

Here’s what happens when some top sessions musicians come together.  “Stuff was a New York-based jazz funk band active in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The members were Gordon Edwards (bass), Richard Tee (keyboards), Eric Gale (guitar), Cornell Dupree (guitar), Chris Parker (drums), and later Steve Gadd (drums).”