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Jazz Is Dangerous Music

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Richland123, Mar 19, 2014.


  1. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Man Slides His Trombone And Kills Musician In Front Of Him!

    http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=15286

    By Randy Jeffries/Weekly World News

    Bocholt, Germany — A band musician died of a brain injury when the trombonist behind him jerked the slide of his trombone forward and struck the trumpeter in the back of the head.

    Police say the tragedy occurred as the Gratzfeld College band was rehearsing the spirited American jazz classic, "When the Saints Go Marching In".

    According to other band members, trombonist Peter Niemeyer, 19, "got carried away" with the music. He started gyrating and thrashing around as he played. At one point, he jerked forward and the rounded metal slide on his instrument hit trumpet player Dolph Mohr, 20, dropping him instantly to the floor.

    "Niemeyer was pumping the slide very hard," said medical examiner Dr. Max Krause. "But it wasn't just the force of the blow that killed Mohr. "The slide struck him in the worst possible place — the vulnerable spot just behind and below the left ear. "Bone fragments pierced his brain, killing him instantly." The incident has provoked a storm of controversy over whether or not American jazz should be played in German colleges.

    "I believe the music is to blame," said Gratzfeld band
    director Heinrich Sommer. "I was pressured to play that selection by school administrators. But I've always said jazz is dangerous music, Our musicians can't control themselves when they play it. They move and rock back and forth, creating chaos. If I had my way, American Dixieland would be outlawed in Germany. I've been directing bands for 30 years and I've never heard of anyone dying while playing a German march."
     
  2. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Previously VanillaThundah Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    ....aaannnnnnd all this coming from the country that brought us Rammstein? lol
     
  3. This would never happen in a ska band.

    (Up in heaven, Glenn Miller is smiling.)
     
  4. esa372

    esa372 Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
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  6. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    My guess us that this is a case of assisted suicide.
    Ever been to Bocholt?
    You die of boredom within the first ten minutes.
    Failing that, a trombone may well be a viable option.
     
  7. When The Saints Go Marching In - pretty ironic. The trumpet player WILL be in that number.
     
  8. This article has been discussed here several times.
    It's not "real", tis a joke.
     
  9. zontar

    zontar

    Feb 19, 2014
    J-5
  10. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    My trumpet player has body odor- this is giving me ideas.