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    Instrumental or Lyrical

    Interested in opinions of the forum, would you rather listen to instrumental jazz or lyrical jazz?

    I myself (being a guitard) prefer instrumental music, but I do enjoy a lot of lyrical music don't get me wrong. I go by how a piece of music makes me feel or what I can extract as far as the feelings of the musicians in the piece. I like to hear the instruments and musicians speak to me I guess instead of a singer.

    On the flip side of this I love hearing a vocalist perform their instrument without being in a structured word format (proper definition welcome). Pink Floyd really brought that to my attention when I saw there Momentary tour years ago.

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    Call me old, call me old-fashioned, but I prefer Instrumental jazz over lyrical. For me, adding the lyric to it confuses the music ... just my opinion.
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    I definitely prefer instrumental jazz. Well, there are few songs that I love being performed with a vocalist, for example 'Blue bossa' sung by Bobby McFerrin, 'Come fly with me' by Michael Buble and few others. But when I hear a recording with piano or soprano saxophone on it I just... You know... These two instruments, in my opinion, are simply the best.

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    jazz music

    I will have to say that Louis Armstrong was a favorite. Ragtime is also
    an all time favorite. Thye entertainer makes me think of the time back
    when the model t was the top car and everything was still victorian.
    I can just imagine a piano player somewhere back then at a saloon
    playing that piece along with other Scott Joplin and Stephen Foster's
    music. I can't forget "hello dolly". Most of it is great as just a piano
    piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Call me old, call me old-fashioned, but I prefer Instrumental jazz over lyrical. For me, adding the lyric to it confuses the music ... just my opinion.
    Same here, I havent heard much Jazz, but whenever I do listen to a Jazz station I prefer Instrumental.

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    To put a finer point on the original question, I must share that I vastly prefer a Jazz Trio without drums - i.e. Piano, Double Bass, and Flugelhorn or Electric Guitar.
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    Years ago I saw a trio which was Alto, Guitar and Bass. Sensational.

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    Instrumental.
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    There's been some great scat singers over the years...

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    *Scat singers*? Really? Singing scatologically?
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

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    Songs from the 40s. IMHO no better songs have ever
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