Originally Posted by Mingus Ah Um
Originally Posted by Quinto
I love Jarrett's piano play...his vocals though..
Agreed. Jarrett's recordings are some of the most amazing piano performances you'll ever hear. Sometimes I'm distracted by his moans, grunts, etc...I know some people love that and think it's great...I personally could do with less of it because sometimes he starts moanin' and wailin' for several measures at a time.
When I was first getting into jazz and classical I disliked the recordings where I could hear the pianist's vocalizations, because I didn't understand what those sounds were and mistook them for random noises that occurred in the studio and could be heard on the recording. I kept wondering "who the heck let's people talk in the background when music is being recorded?". Then when I finally realized at some point I was in fact hearing the pianist him- or herself humming along to the tune, or moaning and grunting because they were so in the moment and were simply so excited about what they heard that they couldn't help themselves, my position took a complete turnaround and now I have no issue whatsoever hearing musicians' vocalizations on tape. On the contrary, I rather enjoy it and feel it adds to the performance. Once I realized those sounds weren't something that wasn't intended to be heard, all of my negative feelings disappeared in an instant.
coralmines - AVANNA EP
Now listening to this. Lovin' it!
Edited by TJ Elite - 1/6/14 at 5:05pm