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« on: March 05, 2006, 05:10:53 PM »

Swing, Big Band, Blues, Acoustic, Latin, whatever you prefer in jazz. List artists, albums, songs, etc. etc.

Listening to a live version of Sing Sing Sing. Can't really do any better than this as far as big bands go. Mad-man Gene Krupa on drums, Goodman on Clarinet, and a hot band to boost. Count Basie Orchestra is fodaing incredible. I thought Glenn Miller was the best thing around, until I started listening to this online jazz station. With Basie, Goodman, etc. etc. Ella Fitzgerald is by far my favorite jazz female vocalist ever. The Andrew Sisters were great too.

Are there any dvds that show Gene Krupa on drums? Man Id love to see his drummin' action.

What is your taste?
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2006, 05:15:14 PM »

Love it! Im actually takin an Evolution of Jazz class this semester (the only class in that section that I wanted to take)...and I'm lovin the stuff my teacher has been showing us. He plays at a few bars around here with his band, cool dude.

Favorite album for a while has been 'Duke Ellington - The Far East Suite' and my gf just gave me The Best of Chet Baker Sings...awesome stuff!

Also been diggin 'Cannonball Adderly - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy'  Cool Guy
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2016, 02:49:45 PM »

Also been diggin 'Cannonball Adderly - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy'  Cool Guy

Yes, indeed. Featuring Joe Zawinul on Fender Rhodes. I bought that as a 45 at the time...

Why has this topic been lying dormant for ten years?! Something to do with Jonas's ridiculous avatar, perhaps? LOL   

To complement the equivalent topic at the PS Forum, this for me is the ultimate when it comes to jazz. One breath-taking moment after the other. And that dainty patter of applause at the end----hilarious! (I should add that I have not been bitten by the jazz bug.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIH3fNUsbnA 
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2016, 04:25:34 PM »

Thanks for the link. Was listening to it while the TV, on mute, was showing an old broadcast of the Lawrence Welk Show. The tap dancer was in perfect sync with Mr Coltrane. Surreal 😀

Yes, Jonas' avatar gives me migraines! And am afraid to "bump" a thread as I haven't been here long enough and don't want to be yelled at. But anyway, Jonas listed about taking a class on Jazz. One of the best courses I ever took was a Freshman elective on the history of Jazz I took in the early seventies. Was in seventh heaven.

Love the Benny Goodman concert at Carnegie Hall featuring Sing Sing Sing (have seen videos of Gene Krupa, will look for them). Also Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, early Miles Davis, singers such as the Boswell Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and finally some West Coast groups such as the Dave Brubeck Quartet and Vince Guaraldi.

Also fusion groups such as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and Pat Metheny - his song, American Garage, got me up many a morning circa 1980.

Am open to hearing some more Jazz; am most interested in  Classic Jazz but could stand to expand my horizons a bit.
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2016, 07:13:55 AM »

Am open to hearing some more Jazz; am most interested in Classic Jazz but could stand to expand my horizons a bit.

It struck me that there was at least one more jazz topic going down----and here it is:

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,10805

It may give you some fresh avenues to follow...

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 09:33:17 AM »

February 26, 2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the first recorded Jazz song. While jazz music had been playing for a few years, no recording was made of it until February 26, 1917

Livery Stable Blues, by the Original Dixieland Jazz (Jass) Band.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9chC3kBlDdQ
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 03:49:12 AM »

February 26, 2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the first recorded Jazz song. While jazz music had been playing for a few years, no recording was made of it until February 26, 1917

Livery Stable Blues, by the Original Dixieland Jazz (Jass) Band.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9chC3kBlDdQ

Fabulous----to say nothing of the excellent sound quality...

I love the whinnying clarinet----"Barnyard" avant la lettre!
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 03:28:47 PM »

As I've written ad nauseum, I'm a big Thelonious Monk fan. Just spun the self-titled album a few times while I read this afternoon and was (as always) thrilled. Almost giddy, as Monk always seems to be. That version of "Just a Gigolo" is one of my favorite records of anything, ever.
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017, 12:18:21 PM »

As I've written ad nauseum, I'm a big Thelonious Monk fan. Just spun the self-titled album a few times while I read this afternoon and was (as always) thrilled. Almost giddy, as Monk always seems to be. That version of "Just a Gigolo" is one of my favorite records of anything, ever.

I found two versions:

https://youtu.be/j07z-42cxPI

https://youtu.be/WRs1mA2jnd8

i should imagine you mean the second one. The first one has a great cover. :=)
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 01:22:42 PM »

As I've written ad nauseum, I'm a big Thelonious Monk fan. Just spun the self-titled album a few times while I read this afternoon and was (as always) thrilled. Almost giddy, as Monk always seems to be. That version of "Just a Gigolo" is one of my favorite records of anything, ever.

I found two versions:

https://youtu.be/j07z-42cxPI

https://youtu.be/WRs1mA2jnd8

i should imagine you mean the second one. The first one has a great cover. :=)

Actually it's this version (I've got it cued up, 7:36 or so into the album). The man liked rerecording his songs...

https://youtu.be/PjPxpCOYqC4?t=7m36s

This is a fantastic Monk album. It includes the debut of his great song "Bemsha Swing."
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2017, 04:37:10 AM »

As I've written ad nauseum, I'm a big Thelonious Monk fan. Just spun the self-titled album a few times while I read this afternoon and was (as always) thrilled. Almost giddy, as Monk always seems to be. That version of "Just a Gigolo" is one of my favorite records of anything, ever.

I found two versions:

https://youtu.be/j07z-42cxPI

https://youtu.be/WRs1mA2jnd8

i should imagine you mean the second one. The first one has a great cover. :=)

Actually it's this version (I've got it cued up, 7:36 or so into the album). The man liked rerecording his songs...

https://youtu.be/PjPxpCOYqC4?t=7m36s

This is a fantastic Monk album. It includes the debut of his great song "Bemsha Swing."

Gave that version a listen too...

I guess that jazz bug doesn't like my aftershave or something. It refuses to bite, at all events.

A few pieces do grab me (one or two very firmly indeed) but I fear jazz as a whole will forever remain one huge mystery to me. Grin   
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2017, 01:12:51 AM »

I guess that jazz bug doesn't like my aftershave or something. It refuses to bite, at all events.

A few pieces do grab me (one or two very firmly indeed) but I fear jazz as a whole will forever remain one huge mystery to me. Grin   
I'm curious to know what the second one is (one being "Afro-Blue," I assume).

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As I might have mentioned before, Mingus is pretty cool. I'm excited to finally have The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady and Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus in my library. Don't know much about the other four albums, but based on what I've heard so far I can't really go wrong.
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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2017, 12:38:03 PM »

I guess that jazz bug doesn't like my aftershave or something. It refuses to bite, at all events.

A few pieces do grab me (one or two very firmly indeed) but I fear jazz as a whole will forever remain one huge mystery to me. Grin   
I'm curious to know what the second one is (one being "Afro-Blue," I assume).

Well, the other (maybe there are more!) is a track I heard just once on French radio in '67. It's "A Bluish Bag" from Shelly Manne's album Jazz Gunn. What blew me away was Monty Budwig's hell-bent-for-leather walking bass line, which is played with the bow instead of plucked. Astonishing! You only get a few seconds, unfortunately, but it gives you the general idea...

http://www.ifmusic.co.uk/product.php?products_id=11649
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