[Ads-l] Ninet

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Mon May 11 14:48:11 UTC 2015


The Heptet (formerly Ska King Crab) combines up tempo third wave ska with some traditional ska and jazz, as well as a hit of swing here and there.
Some bebop, I guess.
(There are more, including use as a common noun in the names of, um, heptets .)
JSB
      From: Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
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Geez, I was expecting someone in jazz would have formed a heptet...

DanG

On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 3:47 AM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:

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> > Well, yes, I've noticed before that the Greek- and Latin-derived =
> numeric
> > prefixes are all pretty familiar and comfortable (for me), up through
> > "oct(o)-". Then there's "non(o?)-", which seems to hardly ever appear. =
> Duo,
> > trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, septet, octet, but No, No Nonet!
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> the wikipedia page lists quite a number of nonets, of several types.
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> but at nine members, you=E2=80=99re on the border between a chamber =
> group and a small orchestra.
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> arnold
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