Name a more stagnating genre that hasn't changed over 40 years.
you know you can't.
I still don't understand why people use the term "jazz" to describe big bands
it's literally the exact opposite of what jazz is supposed to be... it's like playing rock in a big band and calling it a "rock concert"
yes, because one of the greatest jazz musicians playing with a support band is exactly the same as most big band music.
big bands are much closer to orchestras. the musicians usually hide their power levels in order to support the "big band sound".
jazz to me is a very free form of improvisation performed by several musicians live on stage, very loosely (usually harmonically) based on a few standards
big bands is a bunch of musicians playing sheet music with an occasional fill and maybe one extremely limited and boring solo.
A big band is a type of musical ensemble that originated in the United States and is associated with jazz and the Swing Era typically consisting of percussion, brass, and woodwind instruments totalling approximately 12 to 25 musicians. The terms jazz band, jazz ensemble, jazz orchestra, stage band, society band, and dance band may describe this type of ensemble in particular contexts.
nigga have you even heard a big band
and have you been to a jazz show in a bar
if you can't see the difference, you are retarded
they are playing the same standards, yes. That's about the only similarity.
>big bands is a bunch of musicians playing sheet music with an occasional fill and maybe one extremely limited and boring solo.
Maybe that was the case durign the 20's, but during the 50's (or even the 40's) big bands became much more free and with a lot of solos.
eh, maybe I was to the wrong big band shows then
I still stand to my point - if you have more than 5 instruments, you have to have a rigid structure in the band, or it will sound like shit
in a four member jazz band, there is no need for structure, as each of the instruments (drums, bass, piano, sax) perform a different role, have a different sound that no one else is using. If there are seven hornists and five people playing the trumpet, you have to have a fucking structure or it will sound like shit. It's not improvisation any more, it's not fluid, it's not jazz.
also amount of solos has literally nothing to do with music quality or classification. you should know that.
>If there are seven hornists and five people playing the trumpet, you have to have a fucking structure or it will sound like shit.
so? what's wrong with having a structure? most jazz is based on structures and there's nothing wrong with it. The Big Band usually just plays the heads and sometimes they join in a solo, there's not THAT much difference between a big band and a sextet. It's just very structured which is not inherently a bad thing.
Rap is based around stealing other people's work
It's impossible for it to grow
Every genre that contains salvageable sample parts has been raided at this point
It's why hip hop has moved onto trap and I honestly prefer it
Trap actually has some good vocal melodies and it's more emotional both instrumentally and vocally
It's more genuine to me then real rap