Is there somewhere I can find a list of jazz greats with and without perfect pitch? Just curious.....
I don't believe for a damn minute that Jimi Hendrix had perfect pitch.
David Lucas Burge is total jive if you ask me. He's the kind of guy who shows up on those shopping channels.
Not on that list but should be-
no charlie parker, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, G Benson, Django Reinhardt ???? This is not a complete list.... or is it true that Coltrane didn't have it? Read once that Parker didn't have it either, but that just cant be true, can it??
guys claiming "perfect pitch" can be a royal ass pain in a studio.
They ALL tend to play out of tune with the others ( as a rule ) and then blame it on the piano tuner or the track if prerecorded.
Developing excellent RELATIVE pitch however, is a huge plus. I taught myself to wrrite without a piano on a band bus ..with only a pitchpipe as a reference.
Swing ..or I'll kill you ( Bill Potts )
The list is, I'm afraid, BS.
Jo, Stafford, for instance, said in an interview with Gene Lees that she did NOT have perfect pitch, though her relative pitch was very, very good. And if JS Bach had perfect pitch, even well-tempering would have been really annoying to him.
Sure, some of the folks on that list are known to have it, but since the whole site is simply an avenue for that damn book, it should be taken with an entire day's supply of salt.
A lot of good arguments are ruined by some fool who knows what he's talking about.
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