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RE: Using Jazz Standards to Get Into a Venue for Looping

I'm not portraying looping as a separate genre per se like jazz, rock,
etc...I just happen to be using EDPs to play avant-garde music, which is
more difficult to market in mainstream venues where I live. That's my
main point, and also looking for ways to circumvent this trend.  I can
and have used the EDPs or the Boomerang to play standard jazz, but it is
very difficult to pull off with most standards, because the heads
(melody lines) are 16 to 32 measures long.  It's easy with something
like All Blues. Has anyone played and looped the changes for "Stella by
Starlight," and played the head and solo over the loop?  That could take
up to 2 minutes for a long ballad. It gets really redundant after about
20 standards. I'd rather play traditional chord solo or play over
sequences.  But again, I'm not disputing whether one can play jazz with
looping technology....it's playing jazz, loops or no loops, to get into
more mainstream venues in my locality, and then slipping in my more
obscure compositions.


-----Original Message-----
From: | SquidLoop | [mailto:TentacleJoe@gmail.com] 
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 6:56 PM
To: loopers-delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: Using Jazz Standards to Get Into a Venue for Looping

Why does looping have to be another genre for you to play in. Why don't
you incorporate some looping in your jazz sets? Just because you loop
doesn't mean you have to be a-tonal, avant-garde, or weird =)

----- Original Message -----
From: Krispen Hartung <info@krispenhartung.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 18:34:00 -0600
Subject: Using Jazz Standards to Get Into a Venue for Looping
To: loopers-delight@loopers-delight.com

Moreover, I am thinking of pulling my old jazz hollow body out of the
case getting into some new venues playing traditional jazz..then
slipping some of my loop music into the mix.  There are at least 10
venues that I can get into almost immediately using my jazz chops, using
my jazz demo CD.  My jazz style is more in the Pat Martino and John
Abercrombie vein, so the transition between jazz to my loop music should
be easy. I figured I would start by blending a two set gig with 70
minutes of "standards" jazz and 20 minutes of loop music, then start
balancing the two genres out over time.