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The Jazz Thread

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fnaar, 16 May 2008.

  1. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

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  2. Maz

    Maz Guru

    "Nice."
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  3. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh ! ;)
     
  4. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

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    Hmm...Maz, you're not a jazz fan? ;)

    Check this out... exhilarating music, phenomenal dancing (I may have posted this before sometime...) and the guy who starts off playing the piano (Slim Gaillard...one of life's natural geniuses, I bought him a drink once, y'know, and had a chat at the bar.... he was a fascinating person, and amazingly talented on any instrument you could care to mention)

    View: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=TlQ-CxoxQnM


    The clip is a bit non-PC these days (it's from a film called Hellzapoppin'... which was also a stage show... the black peeps are servants/drivers/chefs etc) and the white guys (Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellzapoppin') are putting on a show at a country house....

    Be amazed! (or not...whatever rings your bell!) :smile:
     
  5. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Maybe I'm confusing Jazz with Improv, but it just seems a bit too random to me. I'll check out the links at home later and give you my honest opinion.
     
  6. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

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    I don't like any old jazz, I guess (a freind once palyed me a Norwegian jazz violinist...didn't do it for me...) but it's the 20th Century's classical music, as far as I'm concerned... here's another fave:


    View: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=U4FAKRpUCYY&feature=related
     
  7. galaxy1

    galaxy1 Well-Known Member

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    Jazz has got to be the best thing since sliced bread followed by world music .Who was the Norweian jazz violinist?Could be interesting.
     
  8. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

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    To be honest, I can't remember who it was, it was years ago... jazz and violine (Yehudi Menuhin etc) really don't do it for me, I'm afraid! Brass, drums, bass and piano... sorted!
     
  9. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

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    Recommend me some easy going jazz.

    For reference, I really like Vince Guaraldi.

    bc
     
  10. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

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    Easy going can mean different things I guess, but this might do the trick: Flamenco Sketches: Miles Davis


    View: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xmK3tVHHhlA
     
  11. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

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    Easy going means : not John Coltrane.

    Got plenty of Miles, thanks.

    I hear lots of nice jazz around and about, I just never seem able to find out what it is!

    bc
     
  12. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

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    O' slO'
    I dislike modern jazz imensely; it's like a load of instruments all being played out of tune at the same time! :biggrin: ;)

    Miles Davis is good, as are many others, but trad jazz/big band sound is listenable.

    This link may help you find the Norwegian violinist.

    http://www.jazzbasen.no/index_eng.html
     
  13. That Slim G is a classic Fnaar... I saw it first post around and it was a real 'freshener'.
    I quite like Horace Silver, Lee Morgan - the Blue Note lot... Here for those interested.

    Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammonds - all great stuff, through to Buddy Rich and all the big band drummers. College was punctuated by Donald Bird, Grover Washington - Also, Theolonius Monk LP borrowing from Chelsea public library was a must - even if the stuff was a complete and utter mystery to me...:biggrin:

    Chris Barber circa 1973 also...;)
     
  14. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Beancounter,

    try Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell: a classic bluesy jazz album.

    I agree with Fnaar about Art Blakey. I'm getting my head round Thelonius Monk these days.
     
  15. galaxy1

    galaxy1 Well-Known Member

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    York
    fusionfusionfusionfusionetc when jazz met up with rock for a drink. Some chick corea is pretty mellowish.Two of my favorite albums at the moment are Spain and Spain Again by Michel Camilo and Tomatito .Jazz Piano and Flamenco guitar.On them we have easy going and more hectic.I'd recommend them.