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About waliman4444

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  1. All time shows: The Crossmen

    1992 and any 90's shows featuring pat metheny music
  2. If anything, drum corps has provided an alternative to the current madness afloat...If shows are crafted with insight and integrity and performed well, as in any art form, meanness (which suggests intentional) has no relevance..only the perspective of the viewer whose pre-judged values might be in conflict would contribute to this "meanness" (imo)..I would not equate seriousness with meanness..a seriously concerned democracy is a good thing..it suggests that people care, just like we do when it comes to drum corps
  3. Cadets 2018

    Now that's funny!!
  4. Cadets 2018

    let us PRAY!!
  5. thank you for your observation..It's encouraging to read that jazz is being promoted at these levels..As I said in another post, regarding improvisation , the chops are there in DCI to play this music..perhaps visual priorities make it more difficult to explore (Non big band) jazz.
  6. Miles davis said " If you want to play jazz, you have to know how to play the blues"Rare to find young folks who play the blues and arrangers who attempt, as someone said, to write arrangements that require a certain "feel" that the more classically trained students just don't have.imo
  7. My favorite Crossmen shows were Pat Metheny oriented..Now is that jazz?I think you find in most jazz collections some Pat Metheny and Quincy Jones(BD)
  8. thanks for your always insightful observations..point well made!
  9. with the exception of BD and Bluecoats, it feels as though jazz is disappearing
  10. Cadets 2018

    on this topic I must defer to my senior DCPers and those more intimately involved with the Cadets from a historic perspective...did I read that the focus of Mr. H was moving more toward C2 and US Bands and less of a focus on building a championship Cadets corps..and if so , why?
  11. Most Successful Corps BY State

    for n.y. you must include St. Rocco's, perennial yankee circuit champs and St. Joe's Batavia
  12. Cadets 2018

    sounds like a man readying his successor for the inevitable pressures of running a successful drum corps..the good with the bad!!
  13. Cadets 2018

    watching the BOA in Texas..I now see why corps go there to recruit..those H.S. kids can play....and march!
  14. Cadets 2018

    Dear Stu and Ghost , thank you for your restraint in not politicizing the current events you've referred to..I know it can be difficult to remain cool when emotions are high.. PEACE!
  15. Cadets 2018

    followed by jose feliciano's version, just in case the audience didn't understand jimmy's