Klarinet Archive - Posting 000150.txt from 2005/08
From: "Craig Rasband" <jasband@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Robert Schoen/applause
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 10:27:30 -0400
----- Original Message -----
Subject: Re: [kl] Robert Schoen/applause
> Might you be thinking of Ira Sullivan?
> John Blegen
That's the guy! Maybe he doesn't do that anymore, but I guess
you'll find out.
"Swing is one of jazz's great gifts to humanity.
Don't screw it up." - John Goldsby
>> ----- 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
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