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Jazz appreciation thread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Rugger, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Rugger

    Rugger Well-Known Member

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    Gotta be some jazz fans out there in SF land, right? I'm just starting to get more into the genre. I really like piano and samba stuff and really stay away from electronic-y stuff. Anyone else out there? Hoping we can share favorites, youtube clips, recommendations, club spots et cetera.

    I'm still trying to figure out which sub-genre the songs I like fit into so I can explore more artists.
     
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  2. romafan

    romafan Well-Known Member

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    Conne was enamored of this musical style a few years ago....
     
  3. Lighthouse

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    I love jazz and have a basic knowledge, but I couldn't tell you about current events. Torme, Fitzgerald, Davis, Brubeck, Coltrane, Monk, can't get enough of 'em. I also like what some call smooth jazz. Who are you listening to?
     
  4. Rugger

    Rugger Well-Known Member

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    Right now I'm listening to a lot of Vince Guaraldi..who..oddly enough was the guy who wrote a lot of the Peanuts music before he died lol :slayer:
     
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    I know it well, have the Christmas album. Along those lines, you should Pandora a fellow by the name of Johnny Costa.
     
  6. raalltheway

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    Johnny Costa is really great

     
  7. Rugger

    Rugger Well-Known Member

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    I'll have to check him out.

    I generally prefer jazz with just a piano, a bass and a drum kit...maybe a guitar. I really like piano based stuff. What sub-genre would that likely fall into?
     
  8. AndyMG

    AndyMG Well-Known Member

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    Some of that Peanuts music is amazing.

    I'm a big fan of Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk and earlier Miles Davis, as mentioned by previous posters. I also love Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Smith and Stanley Turrentine. They produced some great albums in their own right and some great stuff together. Well worth checking out.
     
  9. Scrounger

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    Probably the best show I've seen in the last few years was the Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko - here he is:

    I've found "The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings" very helpful for recommendations. YMMV of course depending on whether your tastes line up with the authors'.

    Some favorite piano recordings:

    "Upon Reflection", Hank and Elvin Jones' tribute to their brother Thad
    John Lewis, "Evolution" (solo) and "Evolution II" (with guitar/bass/drums)
    Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage", a quintet with most of Miles Davis' group at the time
    Bill Evans' complete Village Vanguard set, a bargain at $20
    Brad Mehldau's "Art of the Trio" sets
     
  10. Rugger

    Rugger Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to try and post a video a day as much as I can to keep this thing alive

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
  11. Septavius

    Septavius Well-Known Member

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    Check out some stuff by Eldar Djangirov. Might be right up your alley.

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    Some other jazz artists I think are great that haven't been mentioned yet (these are a bit more current): Dana Hall, Takuya Kuroda, Ahmad Jamal, Bobby Watson, Alaadeen.
     
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    I caught Brad Mehldau Trio in Ravenna Jazz open air old fortress last night. Phenomenally gifted. Did some classics, some Beatles' covers, and own stuff.
     
  14. Connemara

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    Still am!


    Called the piano trio. Some great stuff:

    -Oscar Peterson
    -Red Garland
    -Sonny Clark
    -Bill Evans (this is more complex stuff, Evans had a penchant for emotionally charged music)
    -Horace Silver (one of the best composers in jazz history; his stuff is witty, humorous)

    If you want guitar thrown in there, go with anything Grant Green did. Incredible guitarist, composer, band leader.
     

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