JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2020)

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JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2020)

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Will Bordowitz and I are in the process of writing JORDU (Jazz is Often Rare and Disappointingly Unappreciated), a side event that will be ready by the fall of 2020. This set's difficulty will be open-level. The intent behind this set is to expose interested players to jazz history and composition in a fun and engaging manner. I aim to focus on composition, style, and technique when possible, while keeping all clues unambiguous. We will have 6 packets of 20 powermarked tossups.

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6 bop - be-bop, hard bop, post-bop
4 origins
3 big band
3 contemporary/other
2 jazz fusion
1 vocal performance
1 free jazz/avant-garde
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I eagerly await playing this.
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I am very ready to get thoroughly embarrassed on what is supposed to be one of my better categories.
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vinteuil wrote: Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:58 pm i am Here for this
ThisIsMyUsername wrote: Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:18 pm I eagerly await playing this.
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Fucitol wrote: Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:19 pm I am very ready to get thoroughly embarrassed on what is supposed to be one of my better categories.
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A Very Long Math Tossup wrote: Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:55 pm
Fucitol wrote: Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:19 pm I am very ready to get thoroughly embarrassed on what is supposed to be one of my better categories.
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I don't think I've ever been as excited about anything, ever.
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Are there any plans for a potential PACE mirror?
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kingofcroutons wrote: Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:06 pm Are there any plans for a potential PACE mirror?
There are no definitive mirrors yet, but the set will most likely be ready by PACE NSC.
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Update: I have adjusted the original post and marked major changes in underline, most notably more bop content.
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Having now read the first post more carefully, I'm alarmed to discover that the tossups are going to be 10-11 lines long. What is the reasoning behind this? This would be concerning for any sort of tournament, but especially for one that's on a fairly specialized topic (by the standards of quizbowl).
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The 10-11 lines is with Times 12 pt font and includes bracketed pronunciations. All tossups we have written so far are shorter than both the Django tossup from Fall Open and St Louis Blues from RULFO, so there shouldn't be an issue with question length.
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woah sign me up
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What are the plans for this set now that all mirror events are postponed are cancelled? I’m still very interested in playing this set though I’m much less interested if the first mirror will be online.
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This set will not be played until the next in-person open tournament where there is enough interest to play it, so at the earliest fall/winter of 2020. As of now, I'm not really interested in hosting an online mirror due to the amount of effort I'm putting into this and the ease of cheating on a side event with no precursor, meaning any accusation of cheating based on statistics would be essentially baseless. Also, it's only ~60% complete right now.
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