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Old 02-24-2011, 04:13 AM   #176
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Re: Jazz: America's Music

lol, poker... jazz... why not
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:22 AM   #177
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Miles Davis, Straight no Chaser, from the album Milestones which I just purchased [an anniversary album which has 3 bonus alternate tracks]:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pthTtLZINHQ


This album featured:

Miles Davis - Trumpet
Cannonball Adderley - Alto Sax
John Coltrane - Tenor Sax
Red Garland - Piano
Paul Chambers - Bass
Philly Joe Jones - Drums

Great Jazz.

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Old 02-26-2011, 05:22 PM   #178
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probably the best rhythm section to play w/ miles and 'trane. red is so soulful and keeps a solid grip on the blues roots of the music. i wish i could have heard this group w/ connie kay sub'd for philly joe. connie had the softest touch and could still drive a group. listen to his work on van morrison's "astral weeks"--just great. what more can you say about paul chambers except he was known all around as "pc". listen to lambert hendricks and ross' version in song of "pc"................................b
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:30 AM   #179
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Rollins Plays For Bird, orignially recorded Oct 5, 1956 (remastered, includeds bonus track):

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...+for+bird+xrcd


Simply a Fantastic Album, with:


Sonny Rollins - tenor sax
Kenny Dorham - trumpet
Wade Edge - piano
George Morrow - bass
Max Roach - drums

The first 26 minutes is a medley of songs, some old standards, that are just a real treat to listen to. Then 3 more tracks, one a bonus. This is Jazz played to perfection, smooth and sweet, to light and bopping, to soulful and bluesy. Never tiresome.

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Old 02-28-2011, 10:33 AM   #180
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Just purchased Miles Davis--Porgy and Bess. Sadly, it was only $1.99.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:24 AM   #181
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Third and last Jazz album recently purchased, Thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins which just rolled into my mailbox today:

http://www.amazon.com/Thelonious-Mon...8955685&sr=1-1

Again, remastered from original recordings (1953-1954) by Rudy Van Gelder, five tracks. Musicians:

Thelonious Monk - piano
Sonny Rollins - tenor sax
Julius Watkins- french horn
Tommy Potter and Percy Faith- bass
Arthur Taylor, Art Blakey, and Willy Jones - drums


This is a great introduction to some of the idiosyncrasies of Monk's piano playing; with jumpy rhythms from the drummers, and a free flowing bass.

Already on my second listening session - Yes indeed, this is great Jazz.


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Old 03-01-2011, 03:18 AM   #182
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Brother Zeno preaches the righteous truth. This is as perfect of a set as you will find. These cuts are available in other permutations, but this is the definitive set.

And If I may, a few words about Tommy Potter, who played on the album...

When bass players gather and begin talking about the great stand-up players, one of us always mentions Jimmy Blanton or Scottie LaFaro or Mingus or Percy Heath (who also plays on this album). And rightfully so. But Potter, for various reasons, is less well remembered today than he should be, especially for a musician who played a role in the primary innovation in jazz history. He is horribly underrated.

For a start, he played in Bird's best quintet, with Miles and Max Roach. Now, that alone doesn't qualify him for legendary status. After all, nobody is claiming a genius tag for Noel Redding just because he played behind Hendrix. But Potter was easily Bird's most compatible bassist; his dexterity and harmonic flexibility was uniquely suited for Parker's more daring work. He was not a great soloist, and his melodic sense was less inventive than catalytic. He was basically a walking, four to the bar kind of player. But he was a wonderfully sympathetic player, especially for bebop's ridiculous technical requirements; lesser players would sound stilted or even manic, but Potter infused the Parker quintet with an easy and unforced swing, propulsive when necessary, while always in the pocket and perfectly underlining the performance. Potter, as much as any player of any instrument, can take credit for developing and defining "groove" as a concept. His timing and subtlety gave life to many a performance.

He also played with Bud Powell, and gave Powell an easy pocket that enhanced his idiosyncratic musical inventions. Also, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, and (the also criminally under-appreciated) Wardell Gray.

A bass player's job is to make everyone else sound good, and Potter succeeded on an astounding level. He was a musician's musician.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:03 AM   #183
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Two of my favorite celebrants of America's music: Stephane Grapelli and Django Reinhardt. Grapelli always makes me think that the violin is the perfect jazz instrument.

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Old 03-08-2011, 01:07 PM   #184
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happy i found this thread. will be spending a lot of time checking out all this stuff. i have just recently discovered my love for jazz. it is such great music to grind to , and just great music in general. . much better than the rap BS i use to jam to while playing.

some of my favs so far

dizzy gillespie
sonny rollins
john coltrain
chet baker
miles davis
gil-scott heron is you consider that jazz. some i would some i wouldn't.

got a lot more discovering to do.

maybe i can add something no one has heard. will find links in a bit but Steven Springer is a great guitarist and If i had to put him in a genre it would be Jazz. It is Jazz with a carribean touch , i suppose tropical jazz as he's from trinadad but currently resides in MI (know him personally)

link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBekjhfalVc

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Old 03-08-2011, 10:26 PM   #185
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this is the best jazz song ever conceived.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hLarHt6wi8
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:35 AM   #186
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While we're on the Thelonious train, a couple of my favorites:

Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away

Blue Monk
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:31 AM   #187
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I just finished reading a pretty good biography of Monk.



The beginning sections of the book are excellent, and give some real insight to the beginnings of bebop. The later parts of the book kind of deteriorate into a session-by-session description, without enough discussion of Monk's psychiatric issues. But for me the best parts were the occasional insight into Monk's musical philosophies.
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:26 AM   #188
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I have just started listening , so very limited sample size , but so far this is my favorite song , followed by sonny rollins - sonny please off of the sonny please album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yiED...&tracker=False (dizzy g)

i specifically like 1:35+ when he tears up the trumpet . it is by far the most euphoric feeling i have experienced from music.

so wrote all that to see if anyone has any specific suggestions that would interest someone who's favorite jazz song thus far is the above.... maybe some other great trumpet players... thanks for any suggestions
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:55 PM   #189
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so wrote all that to see if anyone has any specific suggestions that would interest someone who's favorite jazz song thus far is the above.... maybe some other great trumpet players... thanks for any suggestions
Based upon that tune, I recommend two sets of brothers for you to check out:

(1) Cannonball and Nat Adderly.
(2) The Heath Brothers (Jimmy, Percy and Albert).

Nat Adderly is the trumpet-playing brother, but his brother more often than not is credited as the leader. Nat is not at the top of my list of trumpet players, but I think you would enjoy their groove.

There is no trumpet player in the Heath Brothers' band, but again, the tune you mentioned reminds me of some of their stuff.

Both bands, though with some shifting membership, were consistently first-rate, swung hard and sometimes did some things with a more r&b feel.

My hunch is that you, in particular, would also really like Horace Silver's band that had Blue Mitchell, a very underrated musician. For example:



Here is a clip of one of the tunes from that album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7YWmNsKJZ0
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:47 PM   #190
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Based upon that tune, I recommend two sets of brothers for you to check out:

(1) Cannonball and Nat Adderly.
(2) The Heath Brothers (Jimmy, Percy and Albert).

Nat Adderly is the trumpet-playing brother, but his brother more often than not is credited as the leader. Nat is not at the top of my list of trumpet players, but I think you would enjoy their groove.

There is no trumpet player in the Heath Brothers' band, but again, the tune you mentioned reminds me of some of their stuff.

Both bands, though with some shifting membership, were consistently first-rate, swung hard and sometimes did some things with a more r&b feel.

My hunch is that you, in particular, would also really like Horace Silver's band that had Blue Mitchell, a very underrated musician. For example:



Here is a clip of one of the tunes from that album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7YWmNsKJZ0
Damn, was just about to post "Cannonball Adderly FTW" - his stuff is really good. Charlie Parker is also a favorite. Just went to the Jazz museum in Kansas City the other day, pretty cool - there are some older guys working there who tell stories of the scene back in the day....
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:15 PM   #191
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great thanks a lot. loved the link of Horace Silver's band and have so far listened to cannoball - jive samba which is pretty amazing. also checked out heath brothers voice of the sax which is pretty cool/chill also.

charlie parker stuff is good too btw

thanks again guys.
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:18 AM   #192
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A sure-fire antidote to all those bombastic American Idol types.

And another performer who's more concerned with the song than his voice.

Oh, what the hell. Can never have enough of Chet Baker singing.

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Old 03-12-2011, 11:05 PM   #193
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Hello lounge. I dunno where else to look, i've googled my heart out but can't find a song that I heard today on the radio. All I know is about what time I heard it and what radio station. If anyone can help me, I'd really appreciate it.

So I was listening to either 91.7, or more likely 91.9 a bit before 3pm while driving from Wausau, WI, to, Thorp, WI. A quick search finds that these are NPR stations in that area, though the listed schedules for those stations say that "The People's Pharmacy" was on at the time. However, I def was listening to some raspy voiced jazz/blues singer with a band behind him.(fiddle, trumpet, trombone, drums, bass, etc)

To the best of my memory the refrain went along the lines of:
"... kahlua in my coffee every morning,
9:30* and it's time for chardonnay,
I don't know why I do these things to get me high,
there's kahlua in my coffee either way"


the first two lines are definitely more correct than the last two, but that was the jist of it.

help plz?
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:50 PM   #194
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And, my friends in MTTc found it for me. Link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbOpXOXEnzY
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:59 PM   #195
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Will be grinding my MTTS to the sounds of art blakey this afternoon/evening

Had my dad not put on a chet baker docu about a month and a half ago while visiting , who knows when i would have discovered my love for jazz. at first i was like "meh" in my head when he put it on , not really knowing anything about it.

anyways here is something i found interesting

jazz punk.... james chance - sax maniac.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl4A-xa1hyI
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:14 PM   #196
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On a bonus CD that covered a variety of artists, that just so happened to came with a Prestige Profiles Miles Davis CD that I recently purchased, was a jumpy little piano tune called Hey Now, by Red Garland.


Hey Now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNePe0E7KQ0


What a joy to listen to. Feels like a biting into a crisp ripe apple on a frosty fall morning. Wake up! And Red could play.


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Old 09-09-2011, 09:27 PM   #197
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If you enjoy Jazz then you must get this CD of Miles Davis that also features the bonus CD (mentioned in the post above). I have been listening to this repeatedly over the last few days and it is just wonderfull, and becomes better with each listen. Jazz just does not get any better than this.

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Old 09-13-2011, 08:13 AM   #198
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Peel Me A Grape: Diana Krall - sexy done right. Jazz has that capability.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFeLnR9uF-k


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Old 11-02-2011, 09:01 PM   #199
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I am looking for a miles davis song and cant seem to find it, maybe you guys can help. It is definitely post 1960 and features electric guitar. the electric guitar is very raw sounding, it is acid jazz i believe.

i know this isnt much but it is tough for me to describe it
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I am looking for a miles davis song and cant seem to find it, maybe you guys can help. It is definitely post 1960 and features electric guitar. the electric guitar is very raw sounding, it is acid jazz i believe.

i know this isnt much but it is tough for me to describe it
Could be a lot of things, but the first thing I thought of is "Right Off", from the Jack Johnson album.
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