Humor in music? YES!

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Humor in music? YES!

Postby Jan Primus » Wed Apr 30, 2003 4:05 pm

I think humor in music is wonderful. I have watched that video of Bireli playing Sweet Georgia Brown a number of times and am all at once amazed at his virtuosity, total presence and his sense of humor. I noticed a number of musical cliches worked very artfully into his lead. This is great! They can startle you out of a musical complacency and take you to a whole other plane with playfulness and joy. Is that too distracting for some of you? Just wondering.
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Postby Thrip » Wed Apr 30, 2003 5:06 pm

For me, humour is very important in music. Could be part of what attracted me to the style in the first place. All the best players have it, Django as usual being foremost amongst them, but also Baro, and Bireli of course.
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Postby Phydeaux3 » Mon May 05, 2003 10:30 am

Not forgetting Spike Jones
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Postby djangology » Mon May 05, 2003 3:36 pm

definitely Spike Jones! i must tap into that power. also, what about the comedic contribution of Woody Allen to gypsy jazz?
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Postby Phydeaux3 » Mon May 05, 2003 7:42 pm

Too paranoid. Not unless you include Ozzy Osbourne in this catagory!!
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Postby Velvet Goldmine » Sun May 30, 2004 10:59 pm

well sweet adn lowdown was a good film... It had humor to
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