İstanbul semalarında bir gümüş martı. (Larus michahellis)
İstanbul deyince aklıma martı gelir
Yarısı gümüş, yarısı köpük
Yarısı balık yarısı kuş
İstanbul deyince aklıma bir masal gelir
Bir varmış, bir yokmuş…
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“I don't really necessarily think of myself as a bebop player. I don't know about that. I'm suspicious of all labels. And particularly that one, because when I was young and in Detroit, the bebop players really denigrated my playing, because they told me I wasn't doing it right. And I wasn't trying to do it right.
I was not imitating Charlie Parker in the sense of playing his phrases, as most of the youngsters, younger players at that time would try to do. To be hip, you played a phrase of his. I never tried that. I never memorized solos or studied solos in particular at all.
What I would do, certainly, was pay attention to his harmonic usages, and his melodic usages, and try to learn from them, and then do it in a way that was comfortable to me. So based on that, I really don't think of myself as particularly a bebopper at all.”
Pepper Adams talking about his tentativeness to call himself a bebop player.
In this video, Adams is playing an original composition called “Bossanouveau”.
Do you think that labeling musicians based on their style of playing is helpful? Or does it limit their creative possibilities?