The Big and Phat Jazz Orchestra
real emphasis of jazz is that you don't really need a leader. And you
do. The best leader disappears when the music is happening because he
or she has demonstrated to the group that the leadership can take place
anywhere. For example, the fourth trombone might have to be the leader
in a particular part of the tune. Later on it'll be the lead trumpet.
Later on it'll be the second saxaphone. It goes from person to person.
The good conductor understands that's happening and encourages that
to happen …"
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conductor tries to bring out the important parts of each voice."
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