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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000149.txt from 2005/08

Subj: Re: [kl] Robert Schoen/applause
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 10:17:08 -0400

Might you be thinking of Ira Sullivan? I've never seen him in person, and I didn't
realize he did that. I'm planning to see him on August 29 at Chicago's Jazz
Showcase, so I'll be careful.

John Blegen

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Karl Krelove"
> > Of course, exactly the opposite happens at a jazz performance.
> > Applause follows every solo - to the point that the beginning of the
> > next solo is often obliterated unless the rhythm section vamps for a
> > few bars to wait for the audience to settle down.
> Which is, I'm sure, the reason a well known jazz sax and trumpet
> player from Chicago (whose name escapes this fuzzy old brain at the
> moment) instructs his audience not to applaud for solos. I saw him
> for the first time many years ago in Florida and, not knowing about
> his policy, enthusiastically applauded for solos on the first tune I
> heard, wondering why everybody else was sitting there like dead fish.
> I can certainly understand why he doesn't want the music
> interrupted by clapping sounds, but it has the effect of causing
> everybody to refrain from getting emotionally involved in the
> performance. What the hell would be wrong with a rousing "Yeah!" or
> something, after (during?) a great solo? For me, I would gladly
> sacrifice a few unheard notes for some emotional evolvement
> (encouragement, hopefully) from the audience.
> (Back to lurking.)
> Craig Rasband
> "Swing is one of jazz's great gifts to humanity.
> Don't screw it up." - John Goldsby
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