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McStrum
Jun-30-2007, 16:52
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.

McStrum

Krummhorn
Jul-15-2007, 06:59
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.

Mat
Sep-23-2007, 14:21
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:grin:.

methodistgirl
Sep-24-2007, 17:47
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.
judy tooley

toejamfootball
Nov-20-2007, 02:27
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.

Corno Dolce
Nov-20-2007, 08:40
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.

NEB
Dec-05-2007, 23:51
Years ago I saw a trio which was Alto, Guitar and Bass. Sensational.

Rachmaninoff
Dec-06-2007, 00:52
Instrumental.

NEB
Dec-06-2007, 15:52
There's been some great scat singers over the years...

Corno Dolce
Dec-06-2007, 18:54
*Scat singers*? Really? Singing scatologically? :):grin::D;):p:smirk::smash:

oisfetz
Dec-09-2007, 16:34
Songs from the 40s. IMHO no better songs have ever
been written.