The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109312   Message #2285640
Posted By: The Sandman
11-Mar-08 - 04:47 PM
Thread Name: Complex arrangments of traditional music
Subject: RE: Complex arrangments of traditional music
complexity for complexitys sake is no more valid than technique for techniques sake.
traditional music should be like the blues, sung from the heart,often a simple arrangement is all that is needed to communicate emotion.
one of the problems I have with modern jazz is its complexity,and while I can appreciate ther cleverness and slickness of the Musical Techniques,I often find it lacking in emotion,it has become an intellectual exercise.
there is adanger that traditional music can be over arranged and thus lose its emotional impact.Dick Miles