Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Paul Horn - Profile of a Jazz Musician - 06 - Fun Time

Paul Moer's Fun Time returns the combo to its more customary habit of toying with bar-lines. Here the measures in the chorus run 3-3-5 (four times) followed by 5-5-3-3-5. "These things sound so complicated." says Paul, "that it may scare people: yet the fact is that if you find a pattern that flows, if you get in the right groove, you can swing consistently. We try not to become too involved intellectually or harmonically: this compensates for the fact that our time signatures may be unusual, so instead of having to worry about a lot of fast-changing chords the soloists can blow freely."