What Lead Jazz Instrument Speaks To You?

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What Lead Soloist Jazz Instrument Speaks to You?

I'm a Trumpet!
5
20%
Clarinet is Da Bomb
3
12%
Saxophone makes me Sexy
6
24%
Nothing like a T[rusty] Trombone!
3
12%
Ring Dem Vibes
2
8%
Piano in the Foreground
2
8%
I am J. Stout aka I'm waiting for Charlie, Freddie or Django to take a Solo.
3
12%
Jazz Fiddle Dude. Jazz Fiddle.
1
4%
 
Total votes: 25

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What Lead Jazz Instrument Speaks To You?

#1 Post by Ryan » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:21 am

Post here to discuss and give your alternatives / other favorites. Personally, Trumpet is often my thing outside of the rhythm section.

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#2 Post by CafeSavoy » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:06 am

Voice.

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#3 Post by Campus Five » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:15 am

Given the way you wrote the categories, I was only given one possible choice....
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#4 Post by djstarr » Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:26 pm

assuming Jack T is playing the trombone, there is nothing better.

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#5 Post by Matthew » Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:32 pm

Lester Young on sax, with that soft, wide sound. There may be solos that swing harder, jump more, etc., but I understand his playing on a spiritual level.

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#6 Post by J-h:n » Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:01 am

Might depend a little bit on who plays the instrument, but I do have a soft spot for a soulful tenor sax. If it's Lester Young playing, in particular. Or Ben Webster. Oh, and also Johnny Hodges on alto. But then I don't have to choose between those, do I? Neat.

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#7 Post by kitkat » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:47 am

I often have trouble telling the difference between a trumpet & a trombone if I'm dancing instead of listening closely. I voted "trumpet," but I wish I could've split it between "trumpet" & "trombone."

Their common sound effects speak to me more often than common sax sound effects.

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#8 Post by trev » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:32 pm

Can I choose "all of the above"? 8)

(except perhaps violin: not even Stuff Smith works for me)

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#9 Post by tornredcarpet » Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:28 pm

Damn. TWO jonathan stouts and only one clarinet? Must be some Jazz Manouche here or something.
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#10 Post by Albert System » Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:04 pm

OK- So I had to push Clarinet past Stout.........

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#11 Post by CafeSavoy » Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:54 pm

trev wrote:Can I choose "all of the above"? 8)

(except perhaps violin: not even Stuff Smith works for me)
Oh, you must be one of flute people that resents the Onyx Club Spree.

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#12 Post by Toon Town Dave » Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:24 pm

Gotta go with the sax although it really depends who's playing. I don't really dig the mule honking (if you can't play it well, play it loud) style but I love Hodges, The Pres, Bechet, and many others.

Trumpet probably appeals to me the least as a solo instrument, usually it's played a wee bit too harsh for my taste.

I like other less conventional string instruments too.

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#13 Post by Mr Awesomer » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:50 am

I'm the wierdo who likes drum and bass solos... though I suppose those are out of the "lead" category.
Of those I can vote for, I'd have to go guitar... cause I play a mean guitar... hero II.
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#14 Post by Campus Five » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:00 am

So do you play "hott lixx?" or stuff like "meedly, meedly, meedly, meedly, meeeee!?" Or just "jug, jugga, jug, jugga, jug, jugga, jah, jah!?"
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#15 Post by Mr Awesomer » Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:59 pm

Campus Five wrote:So do you play "hott lixx?" or stuff like "meedly, meedly, meedly, meedly, meeeee!?" Or just "jug, jugga, jug, jugga, jug, jugga, jah, jah!?"
I play "green, red, yellow, green-yellow, green-yellow, blue, orange, blue." hahaha
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