Friday, June 27, 2008

A Jazz Rorschach Test

Consider this video a jazz Rorschach test.

Which of the following do you see as you view this area ensemble:

a) Dedicated middle school jazz instructors instilling discipline and art appreciation into youngsters?

b) A bright and rosy future for jazz?

c) Bored teenagers desecrating a Sonny Rollins standard?

d) Confirmation that a stylish hat always looks sharp?

(For the record, I think these kids are pretty good. Additionally, I have no connection to this group. I uncovered this footage by searching for "Doug Talley" at YouTube.)


WLIB said...

A, C, and especially D all seem to apply, but B? Well, that's just crazy talk QED.

the unthinking lemming said...

I guess it all comes down to how you define 'A bright and rosy future."

Bored teenagers, OTOH, usually don't participate in what amounts to extra-curricular activities. As for desecration... I've heard worse renditions by professionals on anvvfpops number of cruise ships.