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Jazz appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Music discussion' started by kayelem, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. kayelem

    kayelem Tuesday

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    It must be ages since I started a thread! :Smile3:

    Okay, here's two for starters. Slightly different styles...

    Quintette du Hot Club de France



    The Mahavishnu Orchestra



    So, jazz... anyone..?
     
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  2. arghhh

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    never disturb a man in a jazz trance

    one of the gems of my collection

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  3. Bacchanal

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    Jazz is such a broad term, from smooth easy listening stuff, to big band, to what I like to term 'squeaky bum jazz'.

    Partial to a bit of mental be-bop at the right time, and big on Thelonious Monk - nice.
    Particularly this one:

     
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  4. Bacchanal

    Bacchanal semilanceated

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    Baddest-assest thing I've got is probably a 1964 Mingus Quintet recording, I'll see if I can dig any up later.
    It's one of those great live group performances where the songs each have space to grow and spread and fly off into the air a little way before they pull back into shape. Now That's What I Call Live Music.
     
  5. bez23

    bez23 Adverse camber

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    Laura DB turned me on to this after mentioning it in a thread on here.
    Psychedelic jazz harp, with Pharoah Sanders on cosmic squonks:

     
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  6. Daydream Believer

    Daydream Believer Beginner

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    Ahhhh Alice! I love that album so much that for the first time in my life I wanted to write a personal letter to the artist thanking them, and when I went to look up some possible contact details for her I found out she'd died a few years earlier. :Sad:

    Thank you Alice. :wub:
     
  7. kihrjil

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    There are some great little pockets of music out there in the jazz world. I'm a big fan of Nucleus:



    and generally the more freaky end of jazz. The Heliocentrics are a contemporary band that I'm keen on, more rhythm driven.



    And a bizarre relic who as far as I can tell is considered jazz more by proximity than anything else, but Moondog is just excellent.

     
  8. jambozaigoat

    jambozaigoat The Bruce Dickinson

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    I like how Django's fingers are blurred even when it's on pause!
    Really liking the art on the nucleus vid kihrjil.
     
  9. kihrjil

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    Never really looked at it before... what is it? Theseus?
     
  10. jambozaigoat

    jambozaigoat The Bruce Dickinson

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    Just that it looks like it is somewhere in between art nouveau and golden age comic art.
     
  11. Martian Arts

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    One of my favourite John Coltrane solos of all time. Performing live on CBS in 1959, when he was at his peak, imo.


    Peace out.
     
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  12. stereofeld

    stereofeld ja? is ziz ze party?

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    holy moly, very cool thread indeed!!
    moondog and alice coltrane.. unfuckinbelievable music!!! some of my recent jazz favs:


    sumtin more or less jazz affiliated but freakin cool:


    another one a little of track friggin cool:


    and another one:
     
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  13. Martian Arts

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    How ironic that Dave Brubeck's most famous tune, was actually written by Paul Desmond.

    Peace out.
     
  14. stereofeld

    stereofeld ja? is ziz ze party?

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    In what way is that ironic? Most of them tunes artists are famous for are written by somebody else, no?
     
  15. Franki

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    I don't know much about Jazz. There are some amazing tunes posted so far.
    Here's my favourite from (possibly) the only Jazz album I've ever bought:

     
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  16. kihrjil

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    Polar bear are great!

    Spent a good few hours last night indulging in some jazz down a more eerie route, glass of red wine in hand... Angelo Badalamenti is the king :Grin:





     
  17. stereofeld

    stereofeld ja? is ziz ze party?

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    ah yes, bohren and twin peaks, both standing next to each other in my cd shelf as well ;-) well cool and mesmerizing stuff!
     
  18. Bacchanal

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    Ha amazing, as soon as I read 'eerie' I thought, ooh I'll bung up some Bohren und der Club of Gore!

    Saw them at the end of a very long festival day, stoned to oblivion in a dark and smoky room, sweat-drenched and running the beginning of a fierce fever. That was just brilliant.
    Was like there was a sultry red-dressed temptress slinking around me, seedy, erotic...
    Spent most of their set swaying about with my eyes closed, but then they had barely any light on stage anyway so there wasn't much to see!
     
  19. kihrjil

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    Glad to hear there are some other fans out there! Bohren are one of those bands that have crept quietly into my life and taken residence in some dusty corner of my library, ready to rear up at the faintest sign of melancholy. I think I've developed a bit of an obsession... I'm basically glowing with envy that you saw them live Bacchanal! Which festival was this?
     
  20. stereofeld

    stereofeld ja? is ziz ze party?

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    so how do you guys feel about that tracks with singing in it? somehow this lets me down.. did not get into it at all.. i do not need somebody singing, may it be as good as it gets, in my dreamy melancholy bohrenandgoregroundedness that makes me feel like having opium for teatime..
     

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