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    Too perfect?

    I've noticed some trad jazz recordings over the years sound too rehearsed and not as spontaneous as it originally was.

    Is this good, bad or just different/takes all sorts?

    I noticed it particularly with some Dutch swing college records, those from the 1950s compared to more recent offerings, and as for recordings from the 30s they could almost be a different genre.
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    Mike it is not surprising that recordings from the seventies and after sound like set pieces, I recently witnessed a discussion and was dumbfounded to find out that jazz is now played from written music called charts the same kind of thing that marching bands use, it seems that the art of learning a simple tune and chord sequence is too complicated for to days players, no wonder jazz is loosing followers
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    Wow! Whatever next, sheet music?
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    Wow! Whatever next, sheet music?
    Well that could be taken two ways, but the correct spelling is probably filtered out by the web software.
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    You can't beat a good sheet!
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    I'm not picking on the Dutch per se, I was just comparing two records by the same band recorded some 40 years apart and further comparing back to much earlier bands playing what might be considered the origins of the genre.
    Cheers MIKE.

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