Attendingthis show where arguably one of the best musicians attended andperformed the music.The show featured Edna Castaneda trio who performed and also spokeabout their career in music.It was on the best show they have ever performed.Edna,who was performing using his harp,was joined by Marshall Hikes who was able to do what he does bestwhen changing his voice as they performed the different Jazz Songs.Drummer Dave Sillman was able to keep the audience alive by his powerwith the drums and he picked it up even as the show came to an end.
Theaudience would sing along to the music and there was a quite anunpleasant time when the Harp went off but with his experience he wasable to resuscitate fast and the music continued with a lot of timewasting.His style of Flamenco stood out as also the theme for his songs werea clear reflection that the music is still relevant at this day andage.There was a good perception during the show and the most uniquemoment was listening to the drum with no music.At first it was tricky but became more entertaining when Dave wouldleave the stage (Camnitzer 12).
Itwas a time where experience and talent came together to produce abrilliant show that left a lot to be desired.After listening to one of the best Colombian export I could only sitand wonder why there were critics about the trio jazz and for me itwas quite interesting.It had been long since I listened to such an experienced team inJazz.Truly fulfilling and rejuvenating.
Atthe concert, it appeared that all the musicians had mastered theirform of jazz because they sang and played very well withouthesitating. There were different styles played at the concert whichincluded the bebop, free jazz, big band, Dixieland and ragtime. Themusicians` performances were amazing as each of the styles had adifferent rhythm, harmony, melody and improvisation. Rhyme andharmony were in most cases used by the musicians to match up with theinstrumentation. There were particular areas of their songs thatneeded to be improvised in order to match up the instruments. Theimprovisation is used when a musician is singing, but his or hervoice does not match with the instruments being played.
Theconcert had a message to pass to the audience, and that is the LatinAmerican culture. For example, in the early years of jazz, bebop wasused to expressing the idea of freedom. It is music meant forlistening audience and not for them to dance. Culture has been agreat drive to the current jazz music because history explains thatjazz was born when there was a need to have music that could be usedto transform lives in America (Camnitzer 34).
Inconclusion, the music played at the concert, had great Latin Americanculture, it was music that had no Swing Era`s white because it wasdominated by Latin America players. This shows how the Latin Americanculture has transformed over time jazz was left for African, andmost whites never wanted to be associated with the music. The historyof jazz has a direct link to the American society as it was firstdeveloped and performed in America.
Camnitzer,Luis. Conceptualismin Latin American Art: Didactics of Liberation.Austin, Tex: Univ. of Texas Press, 2007. Print.