Squaring the Culture

"...and I will make justice the plumb line, and righteousness the level;
then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters will overflow the secret place."
Isaiah 28:17

03/05/2009 (3:07 pm)

Take a Break

Chick Corea (piano), John Patatucci (bass), and Dave Weckl (drums) at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, July 2007, playing Corea’s classic composition “Spain.” This is what happens when men pursue excellence within their given callings; each of these guys is among the best ever at what they do. Heaven will be better, but until I get there, this is about as good as it gets.

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March 5, 2009 @ 5:56 pm #

I don’t understand. I have never understood. The best that I can say about jazz it that it’s not overly irritating. It’s background noise. I’m sure that it takes real skill, I just don’t know why anyone would want to bother. Oh well, a lot of other people seem to like it, and as I’ve said it’s not really that annoying.

March 5, 2009 @ 6:07 pm #

No worries, Dale. I feel the same way about opera. To each his own. You’ll just have to trust me when I tell you that this is really, really good jazz.

March 6, 2009 @ 4:41 pm #

Yeah, that’s not just really good jazz. It’s absolutely ASTOUNDING jazz.

I remember thinking once that if I practiced enough, I could play like Dave Weckl. I have since abandoned that dream.

March 6, 2009 @ 8:14 pm #

When I was in the Navy, one of my sailors was real fanatic about Coltrain(sp?). I tried to listen, but just couldn’t understand it. I think that’s the problem. I don’t get what its supposed to be about. Jazz, poetry and seafood are the three things in life I know I should like, but just can’t get into. I’m trying again with poetry. Enjoying Dante and Milton right now. Maybe jazz will come with time. Seafood, though? Just can’t stand the fishy smell.

March 7, 2009 @ 6:48 pm #

I’m not a big fan of jazz, but I do appreciate the skill and musicality involved in that piece. I couldn’t stop ‘watching’ it once it got going. I did go to a jazz concert live once too and I rather enjoyed it that way. Like most everything else in life . . . live is always better than not. 🙂

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