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Offline Greg

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Jazz is much too crazy
« on: July 16, 2010, 09:42:47 AM »
but I do love it so.

A voice like butter for a Friday morning ....  



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Re: Jazz is much too crazy
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 04:17:48 PM »
I find her interpretation of songs associated with Billie Holiday to be particularly fine.

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Re: Jazz is much too crazy
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 05:06:56 PM »
That's nice Greg.   :)


My wife and I danced to
THIS SONG
as our first.
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Re: Jazz is much too crazy
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 10:33:36 AM »
Have you gotten into Vince Guaraldi at all Greg?

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Re: Jazz is much too crazy
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010, 01:04:16 PM »
I love his stuff...

Any recommendations for similar (or any really good Jazz pianists?)

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Re: Jazz is much too crazy
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2010, 05:33:46 PM »
I like Bob James and Dave Grusin on keyboards for jazz. Diana Krall's voice singing the old standards just makes me melt.

Attached is a pdf of my jazz collection, more modern jazz (80's, 90's) but good stuff. These are all cd's from my collection (I have about 1600 cd's)

 

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Re: Jazz is much too crazy
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 08:54:42 AM »
I just sampled some of those recommend... they seem more funky.  But maybe I sampled the wrong songs.   ???

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Re: Jazz is much too crazy
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2010, 02:08:30 PM »
Wow! That is quite a collection. I gravitate toward Miles Davis, Larry Coryel, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson and a few others.

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Re: Jazz is much too crazy
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2010, 04:56:30 PM »
Really tough genre to follow. I find artists go through phases which dramatically alter their sound and style. For example, some Miles, Coltrane and Monk I find incredible, some other of their stuff I find too abstract to listen to.

One of my favorite tracks of all time is John Klemmer doing "God Bless the Child". Long out of print LP and never available on CD or as a download, the rendition was so emotional it caused one reviewer to comment that it drove him tears. Of course most people only know of him for his pop jazz song "Touch".
Here's another recording he made of the song.
which unfortunately is not quite as good as the one on Nexus for Duo and Trio.

Thread made me remember this great.
a seminal live recording at the Montreaux Jazz festival in 1969 which tied Les McCann and Eddie Harris together for the rest of their lives. So much great music..

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Re: Jazz is much too crazy
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2010, 01:01:24 PM »
Geez, I left Billie Holiday, Art Tatum, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gilespie and Dave Brubeck off my list of favs. My first Jazz LP was "Time out" with brubeck.

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Re: Jazz is much too crazy
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2010, 05:31:18 PM »
I just sampled some of those recommend... they seem more funky.  But maybe I sampled the wrong songs.   ???

You're right - a lot of fusion in flyinlow's list.   

TK's lists are of straight ahead jazz classic artists - excellent stuff.

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Re: Jazz is much too crazy
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2012, 01:36:55 PM »
Anyone have any recommendations on music by avant garde jazz pianist Cecil Taylor?  I got a taste of some of his very complex music while watching the Ken Burns documentary on the history of Jazz.

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Re: Jazz is much too crazy
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2012, 02:08:24 AM »
christ, i feel like i just walked into the nursing home and caught you guys reliving your youth  ;D

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Re: Jazz is much too crazy
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2012, 05:47:17 PM »
christ, i feel like i just walked into the nursing home and caught you guys reliving your youth  ;D

Funny shit right there.

John Coltrane is the only "jazz" I will listen too.  The rest, quite honestly, puts me to sleep (not a bad thing).

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Re: Jazz is much too crazy
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2012, 10:37:00 AM »
Have you gotten into Vince Guaraldi at all Greg?



This song puts a smile on my face every time I hear it. Such joy it exudes ....

Note the bridge at 1:12 and the solo at 1:56. They are such departures from the original theme of the song, but they still work together somehow.


Vince Guaraldi
"Linus and Lucy"
« Last Edit: November 20, 2012, 10:52:36 AM by Greg »
These people have taught me more about riding than any day spent on a track: Larry B, Tony K, Vince J, Mr. Wonderful, V2Neal, Marty F, Kevin B, Devon W, Ehrich, Mike A, John L, Arnell, Kirk, Ray C

Track days are like climbing the rock wall at REI.
Dogs don't bark at parked cars.