«Jazz a Dois» – Swing do bom

O João Moreira Santos sugere para o «Jazz a Dois» de hoje uma [imperdível, digo eu] viagem de regresso aos anos 50 para ouvir concertos das orquestras de Lionel Hampton – Apollo Hall Concert 1954 e Benny Goodman  – Benny in Brussels Vol.1 (1958).

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    Como diz o Professor Terence Fletcher em Whiplash, perguntam-se as pessoas porque está o jazz a morrer…

    Parker’s a young kid, pretty good on the sax. Gets up to play at a cutting session, and he fucks it up. And Jones nearly decapitates him for it. And he’s laughed off-stage. Cries himself to sleep that night, but the next morning, what does he do? He practices. And he practices and he practices with one goal in mind, never to be laughed at again. And a year later, he goes back to the Reno and he steps up on that stage, and plays the best motherfucking solo the world has ever heard. So imagine if Jones had just said: “Well, that’s okay, Charlie. That was all right. Good job. “And then Charlie thinks to himself, “Well, shit, I did do a pretty good job.” End of story. No Bird. That, to me, is an absolute tragedy. But that’s just what the world wants now. People wonder why jazz is dying.

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