i wonder what the master composers such as -- mozart     chopin beethoven and all would think of the music of our  or my favorite players and composers  ie; bill evans  oscar peterson art tatum  the duke ? please feel free to add any coments
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hmmm...since they're all dead, maybe they're discussing it as we speak. i wonder what they all think of each other?  hopefully we can someday participate in that conversation, but i'm happy to wait a few years:)
i like this dscussion, well i belive hat if bach and chopin were still alive and have listened to bill evans, ellington, coltrane and some other great jazz composers recordings, but especially bill evans and coltrane, they would convert into playing jazz with some classical flavours! lol
especially this one: if bach listened to charlie parker and dizzy gillespie he would realize that 90% of his ideas were explored by parker and dizzy!!! no??!!!
i wonder if they'd be open to the fact that their stuff is old school now..  would their egos allow them to learn from modern music?  i wonder.  sometimes i think successful people (not just musicians) are able to get their stuff around because they have a big ego, so big that it drove them to promote their stuff everywhere.  it sounds like a bad thing, but i think it's required at times.  or, of course, writing for royalty is always a good idea.
much of what bill evans played and wrote could have been written by chopin.  peace piece could easily be mistaken for a chopin berceuse (cradle song - that's exactly what it is.)
i don't believe anyone needs to be "converted".  these aren't really different "forms" of music, except that the "classical" composers were more highly structured, but they all used to improvise.
keep in mind that "classical" is not a style, unless you're referring to the "viennese" period.
i think they would all be scratching their heads over monk, like i still do.....

:-)
...and i bet they would have loved notation software and synthesizers!
i think bach would have been swinging his inventions. mozart on bass, beethoven in the engine room... chopin would do the ballads on the album. first album might be something like 'kind of baroque'.
paul b: yes! and sony music or some great music ublishers would have to kiss their hands and foots just to let them accept recording and publishing their works...i think they would ask too mch money!!!!!!! lol
i think they would all be a bunch of opinionated snobs that would believe that they know everything and anyone who doesn't sound like them would be dubbed trash.

in addition, they would be the rulers of the mainstream music media and if you didn't kiss their gnarly old butts your music would never see the light of day.

look at miles davis. snob of snobs. thought he was some kind of god just because everybody worshiped him.
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