It was October 2011 when I went to Jazz Goes To Campus Festival in University of Indonesia. It’s my first time going to a jazz festival and I went to there without any definition about jazz. Honestly, I thought jazz is something like rap :|
In that festival, the first performance I watched was The ExtraLarge. A pop band which use tilt chord (well, it is my own term before I know bluenote). But who made me interested in jazz was Barry Likumahuwa. It was my first time listening improvised music which use bluenote in almost part of it. After that day, I became so curious about jazz music. I began searching Indoneisan jazz musician in internet and started to listen their works. And then I also try listened to so many international jazz musician from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis.
Before I listened to jazz, I enjoyed rock and pop music. So, my feel on jazz is so influenced by how I feel on pop and rock music. I mean, when I just started listening to jazz, it’s better for me to listen at jazz with many similarity with pop rather than listening to non-fusion classical jazz.
Well, that is how I started my new observation in music. Slowly, in the passage of time, my music sense get a lot of change. I started wonted to listen bebop, swing, and also free jazz in so long duration. Watching jazz concert video is so helping too. Limiting my eyes to just looking at a thing makes me can concentrate my hearing and enjoy the flexibility of jazz.
My music sense was shifted more and more. Jazz made a vision in my mind. It makes me think what great music is. It makes me think how shallow the pop music. Jazz makes me think that creative music is a music that is improvised in melody and rhythmic.
And finally, here I am. A person who listen to jazz in every situation :)
A simple diagram that jazz :3
Anonymous said: Kak Yo, do love Jazz that much? :)
yes, I do :) but I must love my family much more when I have :3
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