Swing on ''13th Invention'' N° 1
Some Thougths on "Play Bach"
Others did something similar before; for example "The Nice", "Emerson, Lake&Palmer", "Walter Carlos on LP Switched on Bach", and "Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)" played Baroque Music in modern ways on actual instruments.
Might somebody see the use of his music this way as "without respect to the great baroque musician?" No, Sir!
Everything begins with the question: If he were living today, what kind of music would the big master of composers, Johann Sebastian Bach, create with the instruments and sound studios, the PCs and software like "MuseScore" we have nowadays?
I believe: If Johann Sebastian Bach happens to meet some good Ragtime,- Blues-, Skiffle-, Dixieland-Jazz-, Swing-, or Rock-Musician, at the Sound Paradise Studio in Musican's Heaven? (Think of: Scott Joplin, Irving Berliner, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Gene Krupa, Albert Ammons, Glenn Miller, Aker Bilk, Janice Joplin, Jimi Hendrix or Rory Gallagher) They'll take some little drink first, then they'll set some accords on a lead sheet, pickup their instruments, and then there will be a VERY BIG JAM SESSION! With dancing blessed souls, swingin' angels, standing ovations from all saints, and after that, even the 12 Apostles will rename themselves to "The hot 12"! In Eternity, Amen!
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