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08 Sep 2018 9:20 a.m. PST
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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 9:56 a.m. PST

Can it be said that you, a wargamer, is a fan of any stripe of the musical genre known as jazz? Yes or no?

I don't want to get into all the divisions and subdivisions of the genre – just asking generally.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 9:58 a.m. PST

Only jazz I like is the Queen album.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 10:03 a.m. PST

Some, not most.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 10:06 a.m. PST

Ditto Patrick Sexton above.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 10:06 a.m. PST

I will ignore your last paragraph and say that I can't stand Cool Jazz. Four musicians in desperate search of a tune. Five minutes of tuning their instruments.
But I really like orchestral jazz performing the standards, particularly if that orchestra started that standard.

KSmyth05 Mar 2018 10:06 a.m. PST

A genre I'm trying to develop a greater appreciation for. Love the greats--Duke Ellington, Count Basie. Am trying to enjoy "cool jazz." Not a huge fan of "modern jazz."

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 10:09 a.m. PST


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 10:09 a.m. PST

Some styles, yes.

And definitely prefer to march to Vix and the Kid rather than Doodle's moldy fig drumming!
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ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 10:10 a.m. PST

Some but not most

Tommy2005 Mar 2018 10:18 a.m. PST

Another vote for "some". I love swing, but have little use for modern smooth jazz.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 10:49 a.m. PST


Rich Bliss05 Mar 2018 11:14 a.m. PST

Absolutely. Many variations.

Ferd4523105 Mar 2018 11:56 a.m. PST

Yes, most but not some. H

Tacitus05 Mar 2018 12:09 p.m. PST

There is so much variation in what people refer to as Jazz. I agree with Winston Smith; I don't care for free form fusion jazz where everyone gets a turn to show how well they can play their instrument (although I admit for most it is VERY well) while improvising to show how much more they know about the music than the composer. I do like many standards that fall into the jazz category.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 12:36 p.m. PST

I can listen to John Coltrane when I'm in the right mood, but I'm not generally a fan of jazz.

Marijuana is legal in California now, and that would probably improve my appreciation, but I don't see myself smoking pot and going out like a 20-something any more.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 1:21 p.m. PST

I can listen to it, but typically won't if other genres are available.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 1:35 p.m. PST

Well, I liked 'jazz club'…

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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 2:38 p.m. PST


play and listen all the time.

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 5:25 p.m. PST

I live in New Orleans, where jazz is inescapable. I prefer baroque and I occasionally sing sea shanteys in public but the car radio spends most of its time tuned to the local NPR jazz station.


Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 8:18 p.m. PST

Maybe in the background. Better Jazz or almost anything other than Country music. I can do Jazz but I am basically an old school Rock-n-Roll fan.

dilettante Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 8:51 p.m. PST


Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 10:55 p.m. PST


Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

Yes. 600 CDs worth.


cfielitz06 Mar 2018 5:01 p.m. PST


Old Wolfman08 Mar 2018 7:30 a.m. PST

Also listen to replays of the late radio personality Oscar Treadwell of "Jazz With O.T." fame.

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