maybe unless the inner music that he must be listening to that precedes his actual playing by a moment was shared with you, you could not understand the "gesture" really. or how about trying to reach the same level and trying to do the same thing, if you really want to know what's going on.
well, I don't need to understand the "gesture" or what's going through his mind to know that it doesn't necessarily have to be translated physically. It happens to some classical pianists as well, that they move a lot and put strange faces but that doesn't make them play better that the ones who don't, it's just some kind of help. But it's a help that looks really bad, really distracting from the music itself. But anyway, don't get me wrong, it's not like I was criticizing him, I just found it curious, after all this comes from someone who loves Keith Jarrett despite his totally anoying singing along.
so I wrote that because you said " By the way... what's going on with his head? "
and again you could not conclude things like whether it's really an exaggeration, etc, without experiencing his private causation.
anyway it seems to me it's like the shadow of his feeling (or his emotion) rather than a help.
it's natural that it appears there if he feels something inside, and he doesn't need to hide it all the way.
in large music is about humanity in my opinion it's good some of them cannot behave like an android and wear a poker face. I'd enjoy each style.
Great to see this thread, i hadn't noticed it before.. i've been listening to a lot of Miles Davis and Django Reinhardt lately and also getting into Bill Evans who i wasn't familiar with before. i love Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra as well....two of the best imo..
and bossa nova....such cool music...I think it's one of the only genres of music i could listen to in any mood.
That's who you wanna go in the woods with, right?
Somebody who finishes your sentences for you
Oh, I just attended a small concert at a local bar where my friend played with his band (or rather one of them). I had no Idea what I was in for, but it turns out they played some jazz and dapped in some funk.. They played some bossa nova, with their own take on it. Improvising as well.. My friend played the sax. It was really good.. It has made me want do hear some more.. I really am in a jazzy mood ATM.. will look something up in the morning..
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't. - Mark Twain
I wonder why isn't contemporary jazz more popular, especially what they call nu-jazz and all the fusion stuff. I mean, if people like electronic music and rock, why don't they like it if you add the word jazz and look at you as if you were a weirdo? Yesterday a friend did that to me when I told her that I was listening to Eivind Aarset.
Surprislingly, they don't look at you that way if you say you're listening to Miles Davies or Sonny Rollins, even if Eivind Aarset suits their tastes better. Oh well, life is full of mysteries.