[funny] Yogi Berra on Jazz

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If you have already read/heard this before. please forgive me.
if not, please enjoy.

Yogi Berra on Jazz
An interview with the Master of Malapropisms

Interviewer: Can you explain Jazz?
Yogi: I can’t, but I will. 90% of all Jazz is half improvisation. The other half is the part people play while others are playing something they never played with anyone who played that part. So if you play the wrong part, its right. If you play the right part, it might be right if you play it wrong enough. But if you play it too right, it’s wrong.

Interviewer: I don’t understand.
Yogi: Anyone who understands Jazz knows that you can’t understand it. It’s too complicated. That’s what’s so simple about it.

Interviewer: Do you understand it?
Yogi: No. That’s why I can explain it. If I understood it, I wouldn’t know anything about it.

Interviewer: Are there any great Jazz players alive today?
Yogi: No. All the great Jazz players alive today are dead. Except for the ones that are still alive. But so many of them are dead, that the ones that are still alive are dying to be like the ones that are dead.

Interviewer: What is syncopation?
Yogi: That’s when the note that you should hear now happens either before or after you hear it. In Jazz, you don’t hear notes when they happen because that would be some other type of music. Other types of music can be Jazz, but only if they’re the same as something different from those other kinds.

Interviewer: Now I really don’t understand.
Yogi: I haven’t taught you enough for you to not understand Jazz that well.


really cool :slight_smile:

Haha, awesome. This is how we talk about jazz all the time in our band :smiley:

:laughing: :sunglasses:

head hurts :open_mouth:

its like the saying…
if u miss one note its a mistake, i u miss 2 its jazz :mrgreen:

:laughing: :laughing:


In the good humour of this, one more I found recently that made me smile -

LEADING punk scientists have confirmed the existence of a fourth chord.

Punk scientists have been researching the possibility of an additional chord since the late 70s, but only in a haphazard DIY manner.

Researcher Mary Fisher at the f**k Your Mum Punk Laboratory said: “One of our team was frantically strumming while buzzing on amphetamines and he just kind of came across it.

“If we had known about this chord forty years ago maybe we could have smashed the system.

“Still, it’s better to take a while than to be too technical because then you end up with prog rock.”

She added: “If there is a fourth then maybe there is a fifth or even a sixth, though sadly they will not be discovered in my lifetime.”

Welcome to “Jazz Club”, a regular slot on classic British TV comedy programme “The Fast Show”.

Nice :ugeek: :nerd: :ugeek: