Jazz, I’ll just put this here.

Overheard: Wonderful piece played wonderfully. It is a little funny though that the title of the video mentions a Duke Ellington cover. There are no covers in jazz, but great pieces known as standards, which all artists interpret their own way, each time differently. And Duke Ellington wrote a great lot of them. Still the Cohens and their set are amazing. Great video!

Mario Silva1: “Standards” refer to songs in the “Great American Songbook”. Most are standards were written for musicals, broadway shows, movies etc.. with lyrics that are performed mostly by vocalists and re interpreted instrumentally by Jazz musicians. That very act kept jazz popular and hip for people who weren’t aware of be bop, hard bop, or big band music that was strictly instrumental and made for the sake of the art and Jazz.

Max: How I wish I could make music in Israel, feel the wind, smell the air, so sweet and wild.  I miss the land, the people, the food, the sights and sounds.  All of it.  The Cohen family is carrying on the tradition of jazz, of music from the heart.  Bless you all.  Shalom Haverim.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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