I start the day with aerosol cream for an improper coffee. I Find anything BUT what I started looking for. I may or may not be the wiser for the day, but here is something musical to go with the dark chocolate and cherries coffee atop aerosol cream…
Aerosol Cream, Darn that Dream.
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C Jam Blues – Oscar Peterson arrives – you’re welcome to look that up for yourself… but lingering in the key of C / see, you’ll get O.P. demo=ing on D.C’s (dick Cavett)
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now, by way of counterpoint, smooth jazz. there’s nothing wrong with a slowwww jammmm which is “jazzy” not necessarily being actual jazz or maybe it is – for the time being, this is fun with music not foot attack by dropped dictionary.
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I was after something train-y as in railroad train but having failed initially to find it we’ll just have to move forward not into something snappy from the above sappy smooth jazz but stepping…as in waltz
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Valse / Waltz in case you were thinking i always misspell everything – which i do sometimes on purpose… such is dissonance and we shall ravel.. in it.
dissonance in this case means not the mishmash of sounds so much as the concept of cultural Jazz here being entirely French and predating a bunch of American offerings. if some of the tones seem Debussy-esque, please note they fell out as friends as one can expect when one helps Debussy’s ex wife get an income to survive on after he left her for another 😉 or jazz pokes a head up through the lusciousness of pre jazz other sounds more classical.
but speaking of again technical dissonance – stylistically, a rag…ragtime is NOT fast…EVER. but if you’ll remember Oscar Peterson – technically gifted and practiced was good and sneaky dad decided to play for his gifted boy, the following – Art Tatum’s Tiger Rag – which should illustrate that like the genre rag, this rag or rap on music is up. Oscar obviously returned to playing piano after being shown some are just damned good too – but remember, he quit school to pursue music at 14 …consider what that means then or now, one best be damn good 😉 but, watch that you’ll be seeing some 32nd notes the underlined three times ink stuff. – an abomination in ragtime – such technical precision.
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