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post #16 of 26
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mistahlee, I have read his biography, and he uses the word motherf***er a lot, i think it is his favorite word.
post #17 of 26
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mistahlee, I have read his biography, and he uses the word motherf***er a lot, i think it is his favorite word.
On one page some guy is "smarter than a motherf***er."  On the next page another guy is "dumber than a motherf***er ."  LOL.
post #18 of 26
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mistahlee, I think when he uses the word "motherf**er he means it in a good way, example he says someone was playing like a MF'er, that means he was playing well. It is sure funny to see that word being used that often, I may have to start using it
post #19 of 26
alongside the "jazz classics" i really like "soul jazz" a la Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff etc. hammond organ abounds and really creates an awesome groove. technically jazz, i also dig late 30s-40s big band/swing as i am/was an avid swing dancer/lindyhopper. Jimmy Dorsey's version of "One O Clock Jump" is easily one of the best tunes from that era.
post #20 of 26
I've got Kind of blue and I love it. I also have Take Five and I love that. I saw Lionel Hampton play the last time he appeared at the Jazz Festival named after him at UI. It was after he had his stroke but he still gave a good preformance. His stuff is usually good, even when he's playing in somebody else's orchestra. I like jump swing. Louis Prima and Louis Jordan are great. Newer artists like Brian Setzer just copy their stuff. It's funny how simmilar Brian Setzer's remake of "Jump Jive and Wail" is to the Louis Prima original. The only difference is that Brian Setzer's version lacks a trombone solo (shame that). I've started getting into some newer stuff like Norah Jones and Diana Krall. Even if you're not into that, it's good to see jazz musicians winning grammys.
post #21 of 26
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alongside the "jazz classics" i really like "soul jazz" a la Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff etc.  hammond organ abounds and really creates an awesome groove. technically jazz, i also dig late 30s-40s big band/swing as i am/was an avid swing dancer/lindyhopper.  Jimmy Dorsey's version of "One O Clock Jump" is easily one of the best tunes from that era.
Get Smart, not sure if you'll even come back to this post but nice to see a fellow lindyhopper on the SF. let me guess, judging by your current musical interests and your location, you frequent Lindy Groove? so do i. very looking forward to the Barbara Morrisson show on the 9th. anyway, keep dancing. -Jeff
post #22 of 26
I just saw jazz singer/pianist Andy Bey at Symphony Space in New York. He's fantastic. How he's managed to fly under the radar all these years (he's pushing 70, I'm pretty sure), I don't know.
post #23 of 26
I just went to the iTunes store and bought L'Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud by Miles Davis, and damn. This is really good. Most of it is measured and cool, but the band breaks loose on a couple of cuts and really tears it up. That said, it feels like perfect rainy evening, cocktailing, or dinner music. (Review on my website.) Does anyone have recommendations for something similar in feel?
post #24 of 26
Elevator to the Gallows is the english title for the film. I prefer the cd to the film. A wonderful album. Speaking of jazz and film, ever see Round Midnight? Dexter Gordon is great.
post #25 of 26
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not sure if you'll even come back to this post but nice to see a fellow lindyhopper on the SF.  let me guess, judging by your current musical interests and your location, you frequent Lindy Groove?  so do i.  very looking forward to the Barbara Morrisson show on the 9th. anyway, keep dancing. -Jeff
i went to the opening night of Lindy Groove but didnt really care for the music so i never went back. i used to frequent Memories (in OC), Swing Pit, Satin Ballroom, the Argyle on occasion etc back when those were happening. i've been meaning to check out that new "sugarfoot stomp" in alhambra on mon nites. it's too bad there are so few places to go dancing at anymore.
post #26 of 26
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(Get Smart @ 24 Nov. 2004, 4:22) alongside the "jazz classics" i really like "soul jazz" a la Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff etc. hammond organ abounds and really creates an awesome groove. technically jazz, i also dig late 30s-40s big band/swing as i am/was an avid swing dancer/lindyhopper. Jimmy Dorsey's version of "One O Clock Jump" is easily one of the best tunes from that era.
Get Smart, not sure if you'll even come back to this post but nice to see a fellow lindyhopper on the SF. let me guess, judging by your current musical interests and your location, you frequent Lindy Groove? so do i. very looking forward to the Barbara Morrisson show on the 9th. anyway, keep dancing. -Jeff
You're a Lindy Hopper as well? I am mostly-retired from the social Lindy Hop scene but run events around the country. I danced in Chicago from 98-02, Minneapolis in 2003, and Nashville for early 04. I'm now back in Chicago and I still DJ out of town sometimes. I have long been a devoted Basie fan and the players he had over the years, specifically Lester Young. Jazz from 1930s Kansas City has always been my personal preference, but I listen to all types of jazz. I started out when small combo soul jazz (aka 'groove') was the vogue idiom of music in Chicago, but all these years later still bask in the brilliant playing that is the Oscar Peterson Trio. Specifically I recommend OP Trio's "Night Train" to the greatest jazz album list we have going on.
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