Teasing the Korean Posted February 5 Report Share Posted February 5 (edited) I dreamed, rather vividly, that I was in a college music class and I had to write a paper on Latin jazz from the angle of the authentic vs. imitation. In the dream, I was jotting down notes with a red pen. I was writing that "authentic" is a problematic word when dealing with cultural traditions. I then started making a list: Machito, Chico O'Farrill... I also made a note about how the imitators often didn't get the bass patterns correct, and wrote down "Al McKibbon" to demonstrate an important exception. I was also going to explore how non-Latino musicians took what you could broadly call Latin Jazz into interesting directions. Finally, I said to the professor, "Do you know the album Chile con Soul by the Jazz Crusaders?" He replied "No." I said to him, "You have to hear 'Agua Dulce.' When I used to DJ, it was one of the tracks I reserved for the peak of the action." I then started going through my LPs, but I couldn't find the album. I then woke up. I was kind of disappointed that I didn't have to write the paper after all, and also disappointed that my dream professor did not get to hear that Jazz Crusaders track. Off topic, auto-correct just now tried to change "Machito" to "machete." Edited February 6 by Teasing the Korean Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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