Jazz is a language. The live performance of jazz engages an audience in a conversation that is both interactive and communicative. The audience benefit in a live concert is enhanced by the spontaneity and body language of the group.
In the jazz ensemble it is impossible for musicians to communicate vocally. It would ruin the moment for the leader to shout, "CODA!" over the music.(although it is acceptable for Count Basie to say, "One more time" at the end of a…Continue