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Post by Rum » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:16 pm

I'm a big fan of jazz, in particular bebop, the jazz from the late 40s up to the early sixties and also of newer experimatal stuff. Finding new good stuff is quite hard though and I tend to dip in and out of ITunes, search for internet radio stations and so on. We have so called JazzFM, now a digi station here, but frankly it is crap and it steers a middle course that isn't identifiable at all.

Oh I hate Dixieland jazz almost as much as I love Miles Davis, Monk and the like.

Any suggestions - that is if any one else likes the genre of course?

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Re: Jazz

Post by maiforpeace » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:37 pm

Pat Metheny ROCKS JAZZES.

He's been a favorite of mine for years. "Secret Story" is a great album, as are his others. He tours internationally all the time too, so if you have a chance to see him go, you won't regret it since he's as good, if not better live.

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Post by Brian Peacock » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:52 pm

Walter Pater once famously remarked that, "All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music."

I say, "All music constantly aspires towards the condition of Jazz," as all music is rooted in improvisation.

I'm a fan of all schools of Jazz - even some Dixieland (or New Orleans style) Jazz, and even more surprisingly Texan Swing (a 1940s hybrid of Country and Big Band swing).

However, like yourself Rum, I am hip to the jive and favour that music which developed during the mid-forties from those musicians that were spared the horrors of WWII. Whether hot or cool, East coast or West coast, US, European, or Mongolian, all Jazz can be divided into the categories identified by Edward 'Duke' Ellington, and summed up thusly in his aposite remarks...
  • "There's only two types of music; the good stuff, and the other stuff."
:D

Among the former category I am currently enjoying the chubby honkings of saxophonist Joel Frahm, here pumping one out with Kenny Barron (pno), Rufus Reid (bss) and Victor Lewis (drs) Live At Sweet Rhythm in NY, 2007.
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Hey, Torquemada, whaddaya say?
I just got back from the auto-da-fé.
Auto-da-fé, what's an auto-da-fé?
It's what you oughtn't to do but you do anyway...

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Post by Seabass » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:26 am



Hey, Torquemada, whaddaya say?
I just got back from the auto-da-fé.
Auto-da-fé, what's an auto-da-fé?
It's what you oughtn't to do but you do anyway...

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Post by Seabass » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:41 am





Hey, Torquemada, whaddaya say?
I just got back from the auto-da-fé.
Auto-da-fé, what's an auto-da-fé?
It's what you oughtn't to do but you do anyway...

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Post by Tero » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:17 am

Rum, you need to shoot some heroin, jazz is much better to play or hear that way.

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Re: Jazz

Post by Seabass » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:02 am

Speaking of illicit drugs, the closest I've ever come to having a religious experience was when I bought Miles' Dark Magus, dropped acid, and looped it for five hours.



Hey, Torquemada, whaddaya say?
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Hey, Torquemada, whaddaya say?
I just got back from the auto-da-fé.
Auto-da-fé, what's an auto-da-fé?
It's what you oughtn't to do but you do anyway...

"I am a sick man... I am a wicked man. An unattractive man. I think my liver hurts."

“In the meantime, rest well and dream of large women.”

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Re: Jazz

Post by Rum » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:53 am

Thanks guys. The only one of these I have not come across is Alice Coltrane. Jazz Harp? I like it! I assume there is a family connection with the late great?

Mai - I saw Path Metheny live in Birmingham a few years ago. I was very impressed!

Here's something from an album I bought recently. Enjoy!


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Post by M » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:19 am

For jazz recordings, my favourite has to be Coltrane's version of My Favourite Things.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:58 am

Talking of illicit drugs...
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Post by Audley Strange » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:17 pm

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Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:09 pm

One of the finest Jazz musicians working in the UK today. Gilad Atzmon Band plays 'Liberating the American People' at the Union Chapel,London, 2006.
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