There was a recent discussion on examples of dry rhythm, but can anyone explain why this movement has/is happening ???
What I love about Django and earlier gypsy jazz, any Rosenbergs stuff, is the vibrant, lively, la-pompe rhythm playing, great for blasting it for staying awake through traffic for example, or just to get one's spirit up.
The current dry rhythm trend, what I call the un-pomp, to me personally does nothing of the previously mentioned emotions. On the contrary, I can't listen to for example Gonzalos "The New Hot Club of America" album because to me the rhythm playing is so dry, monotone, and frankly depressing.
So why ruining a winning formula ? Is it in the name of "progress" ?! Seems like regression to me.