Jazz Times 2's Music
A conversation involves two or more parties and is an exchange of sentiments, observations, opinions, or ideas. Every song that you hear are instruments that speak with each other offering their opinion, sentiment, or idea. For instance in “Conversations of Jazz” (the title track of the album), you hear keystrokes of various notes as the keyboard begins to speak, but, it alone delivers only a monologue or a one sided conversation. Then the drums speak by tapping out a beat setting the pace so that the keyboard doesn’t monopolize the conversation. The bass makes its entrance, speaking low, to keep the conversation rhythmic and flowing. Sometimes a horn will, at intervals, blare in loudly. The horn will quiet the conversation down so all the other instruments can listen to what is being said. Yes, each and every instrument has something to contribute to the conversation. Now, just like a married couple who know each other well, they usually, but not always, will come together during the conversation to say the exact same thing at the same time. Together the instruments make for a well-rounded conversation of jazz.
Many times people say that a particular piece of music spoke to them. It is our sincere hope that “Conversations of Jazz” will speak to many people.
The tracks from Jazz Times 2 's album of "Togetherness" and "Conversations of Jazz" can be heard right here. Please enjoy!