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Taiwan jazz piano competition

Taiwan jazz piano competition

I came across this recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG8LrQiEpDs&feature=channel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LstPSWux3h4&feature=channel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJtEQ55Pqks&feature=channel_page

In my opinion I don't think the person who played donna lee should have got the first prize.  He played the head fine, and the solo was "Okay" at best(He really wasn't making the changes).  I think the 2nd and 3rd place piano player player played much better musically and overall, even though their playing wasn't very jazz-like


I was wondering, who is judging the competition?

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Chris,

i think you are right about the 1st place 2nd place ..etc.  It's hard to describe jazz as a style, it's like language... you can hear the difference between someone who is fluent in chinese vs someone like me speaking chinese.. something about my accent, my speaking doesn't sound right.  It's something you hear in the kinds of chords people play, kind of ideas people improvise.

I think in most competitions, you are playing with a rhythm section.  I know that a rhythm section is provided for Monk Competition.. (you get to have someone like Car Allen Playing drums for you).  I personally don't think it's unfair to compare a solo performance against group performance, because solo piano is much harder, you have to play bass, keep time, all by yourself.

KenK,

I guess the question is, Do you give prizes according to how good the performance is musically, or how "jazzy" it is?  The problem with the winner is that the fact his playing was 'jazzy' has a lot to do with the fact that he had a bass player.. and that has nothing to do with his ability.  In fact the 2nd/3rd place pianist played something that was musically much harder and interesting.

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Chris,

1.  I guess people would call this kind of playing 'lounge piano" or "lounge music" I am not sure?  It's the kind of 'jazz' you hear in piano bars.

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[url=space.php?uid=3853]抹茶[/url],

i actually think you played very nice.  Like I said, the biggestproblem is that you can't compare solo performance with a groupperformance.  Most jazz piano competition specify between solo andgroup.. meaning that some competition or mean for solo piano only orpiano trio only.

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