Jazz – would it make a difference if elephants played it?
Published on February 8th, 2013 | by Nabeel
Alright cool cats and lazy-eyed lasses, we know there are a fair few Jazz lovers in K-town. However, there are probably far more people out there that think that jazz sounds like donkeys in mating season! With that image in your head we ask you to make an attempt of the following track by Ornette Coleman. WARNING – you are unlikely to make it all the way through!
So what do you think? See there was a time when even we thought that Jazz was this gigantic practical joke that only jazz musicians were in on.
Sure there’s plenty that’s palatable to the average listener. ‘Summertime’, ‘New York State of Mind’, ‘What a Wonderful World’ etc. etc. but that’s just one side of Jazz. Ornette here probably represents the side that is confuses the hell out of most of us and makes us wonder …. would it make a difference if you just gave the instruments to elephants instead?
Whaddya say readers?