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 Posted:   Aug 23, 2012 - 5:17 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I love those opening strains from Naked Lunch. Ornette Coleman's sax is as instantly recognizable to me as Billie Holiday's voice, Miles Davis' trumpet, and Thelonious Monk's piano. To hear Coleman's sax towering over the orchestra is just marvelous. Gotta start a thread on Naked Lunch...

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2012 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I'm only just starting to get my jazz feet wet. I own "Kind of Blue" and..... uh......

Do the Getz/Jobim thingies count as jazz? I think so; just Brazilian jazz.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2012 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'm only just starting to get my jazz feet wet. I own "Kind of Blue" and..... uh......

Do the Getz/Jobim thingies count as jazz? I think so; just Brazilian jazz.


Welcome. I hope you liked Kind of Blue. If you did, don't expect to find anything else remotely like it.

Yes, Stan Getz is a jazz titan. You may want to try out his album, FOCUS. He plays over a fabulous orchestra. Very forward thinking

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2012 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Still on a binge of Ornette Coleman's Atlantic years albums. I realize there's an edginess to much of his music, but when one hears "Ramblin'" it's nothing but the Blues, man....and it swings like crazy!

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2012 - 4:29 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Ornette Coleman- This is Our Music (1961)

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2012 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

I'm only just starting to get my jazz feet wet. I own "Kind of Blue" and..... uh......

Do the Getz/Jobim thingies count as jazz? I think so; just Brazilian jazz.


Welcome. I hope you liked Kind of Blue. If you did, don't expect to find anything else remotely like it.

Yes, Stan Getz is a jazz titan. You may want to try out his album, FOCUS. He plays over a fabulous orchestra. Very forward thinking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXxybiV4Pxs


Great composition, thank you for posting. I will certainly look for the album.

You can hear Stan Getz over orchestra also here (Alert: film music)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA0cW_UwFxc

Some of my favorite jazz artists and samples:

OLIVER NELSON - Afro-American Sketches
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llPGYFHgb44

TERJE RYPDAL


And this is my another side. I am also avid fan of acid jazz...

MOSES MAYES


All the best
MD

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2012 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

The Ornette Coleman Quartet, 1961.



Coleman is a Jazz visionary worthy of a Neotrinity Appreciation thread. Because he/they know damn well that he/they don't want ME doing one in his/their style! wink

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2012 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Dudley Moore was an underestimated jazz musician IMO. Here is a 1971 clip of him playing, as part of his trio, the theme he composed for Stanley Donen's 1968 movie, 'Bedazzled'

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2012 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Back to Stan Getz. Night Rider, another track from FOCUS (1961). Transcendent. With enough orchestral content to keep a film score fanatic interest.

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2012 - 3:06 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

John Coltrane "My Favorite Things"



The greatest single reinterpretation of any song ever (though not this particular take lol) Totally transformed but always recognizable as the original tune. Coltrane was always exploring that melody and I don't think he ever took it out of his repertoire. Eric Dolphy was a tremendous addition to Trane;s group.

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2012 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Before his film and TV scoring career (killed him), Oliver Nelson was best known as a top-notch composer-arranger and a criminally underrated saxophone player. His most famous Jazz composition is Stolen Moments, from 1961. It appeared on his album The Blues and the Abstract Truth. One of the great Jazz albums. Nelson is the saxophone soloist on the tune.

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2012 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Annie Ross- "Twisted" Dedicated to DavidinBerkeley.

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2013 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Horace Silver- "Song for My Father"



The opening piano riff was stolen years later by Steely Dan for "Ricky Don't Lose That Number."

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2013 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

Wow, I totally missed this thread. It started in 2006, but I didn't get into Jazz until 2009! I've aquired over almost 200 Jazz albums since then and changed my avatar from a baby monkey to Miles Davis.

Hey check this out.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2013 - 7:41 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I have not read this whole thread, so maybe I am repeating what others have said, but jazz can be very diverse, what type of jazz do you mean? There are certain types of jazz one likes and other types that one does not care for too much. Just like rock and other forms of music.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 1:34 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

JAZZ? It's a great documentary by Ken Burns.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 4:49 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Bill Evans is one of my musical heroes but it was only recently that I finally learned to appreciate his work with guitarist Jim Hall, particularly Undercurrent This is not the first time I've come around late to something musically wonderful in Jazz (see Davis, Miles: Quintet, Second Great).

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Louis Armstrong- "Stardust"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r94-7nJt-WM

 
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