Re: [Harp-L] video- CHEROKEE by Yvonnick Prene

I play in a jazz group.  Sometimes we try to market ourselves in non-jazz venues, and when we do, we play mostly pop stuff (though we think its good music: Steely Dan, Beatles, Stevie Wonder, etc). When we do this and throw in "Have You Met Miss Jones?" or "Yardbird Suite" as a change-up, average people seem willing and able to listen and follow it for a while...but if we play much of it in those situations, we quickly lose the audience. The point is that jazz requires more of the listener than many other forms, and while I believe that the average person CAN appreciate jazz, they need to learn how to...and sadly that isn't happening.
WVa Bob

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On Sep 28, 2014, at 3:03 PM, "Eric Nielsen" <ericbarnak@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I certainly like Jazz very much, but I find a lot of people (mostly
> non-musicians) just do not care for it. They like what they like, and, no
> matter how much someone tries to convince them how cool jazz is, they will
> turn the radio dial to Hip-Hop, Country, Classical, etc. because that's
> what speaks to them.
> Yonnick was most impressive. How well he articulates notes at those speeds
> is astounding.
> Eric
> On Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 11:56 AM, Robert Hale <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 7:18 PM, Randy Singer <randy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>>> I believe that it is just jealousy that they are not in command of their
>>> instrument and therefore do not like hearing others in total musical
>>> command.
>> P-shaw! That's a very simple (easy) dismissal for a multidimensional
>> comparison.
>> All that can be said is : SOME may feel this way.
>> Robert Hale
>> Serious Honkage!
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