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December 23, 2012


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best instrument for free-form jazz?

der-freishutz Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
what instrument is best for the best genre of music ever, free form jazz? I prefer the piano, with artists like solo monk. you could have a great number of instruments like melodica, guitar etc.

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Estrago1 Dec 26, 2012  Student Artist
I'd say a good bass line and a sax
Sax or Cornet. Much milder than a trumpet, with a wider range of tonal quality.
tk-for-short Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
CrimsonMagpie Dec 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm a Miles Davis fan, so you know what I'm going to say. :B
The pan flute played by the horned god of paganism
ruelariat Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely an alto sax. Not kidding. If you had to equate genres with instruments the sax and jazz would be perfect. The sax and piano (rag-timem etc.) pretty much created jazz.

Pretty much brass/bass instruments go well with jazz, though. Woodwinds are kind of iffy, especially the flute. (I do understand the sax is a woodwind but come on, everyone knows it's a brass posing as a woodwind). Clarinets can get away with jazz, too. Strings are kind of iffy, too, as in classical strings. I've never heard of a jazz violin, but you never know. Contra bass would definitely be jazz on the other hand.

So. Alto-sax, trumpet, trombone, bass guitar, and clarinet in order of best to least best. (Excluding piano cause piano is the BOSS)
Monk played free jazz? Since when?
Cosmic-doodle Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For my personally, I love the sound of jazz guitar and fancy upright bass stuff.
carusmm Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
a hammer.
Badgercheese1994 Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
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