Posted by Ed on April 10, 2000 at 11:41:24:
In Reply to: Re: Improvisation posted by Pat Harrington on April 06, 2000 at 23:17:47:
Well, hmmm again. One of the things I like about the talkbass board is that you have an immediate access to someone's profile so you can tell what their experience level is without having to piss them off by asking. I would have to say that I am unfamiliar with KLON and/or it's playlist so unless you want to talk about specific players it's kinda a moot point. There have always been/will always be people who play this style of music that connect to a deeper truth and those for whom it is just solving a puzzle; a lot of the "who's who" with that will dsort itself out after the fact for the general populace, if ya got ears you can hear what's going on. I would have to say that I feel that ART is ART and COMMERCE is COMMERCE and if the two ever meet it's totally dumb luck and accident. Cause if you ever set out with the idea that you are selling a product (commerce) then you have compromised on your focus. I don't think it is a mindset related only to one style of music, most of the garage bands out ther are starting from the point of making a certain sound(even if the ultimate goal is to be famous), eventually you get to a point where you have to choose what the direction is gonna be, what you hear or where the money is.
The other point I have always had a problem with is the whole idea that the more popular something is, the "better" it is. That's just not the case.
And yeah, I am looking for some emotional content to the music, some connection. But a lack of emotional content is NOT something that is restricted to players who "transcribe Ron Carter soloes".
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