Why do I like Jazz?
When I say there’s no better music than jazz, the only ones with a good argument against it are those who listen to classical music.
Recently a friend asked me this, “why do you like jazz so much?” A simple answer to that could be, “because there’s no better music than jazz”. But that would not be the right way to answer. I’m sure everyone think their favourite music is the best music. But when I say there’s no better music than jazz, the only ones with a good argument against it are those who listen to classical music. Besides jazz, classical and some folk music, there’s no other music that even comes close in quality.
In a typical jazz group the musicians first play the main melody or theme, then one or more musicians (piano, trumpet, sax, bass, etc.) take turns improvising variations based on the main melody. At the end the band returns to the original theme or melody. Classical music is similar, with the difference that both, main theme and variations on the theme are written and the musicians must play them as close as possible to the original intentions of the composer. In music this is called thematic development.
So there you have it, that’s why I like jazz.
Hobart Jazz Club performs at the Claremont RSL every 2nd Tuesday of the month.
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