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Last post Author Topic: Jazz Recommendation Thread  (Read 9175 times)

tomos

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Re: Jazz Recommendation Thread
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2013, 08:08:38 AM »
Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds

only at minute six so far, but this is sounding very nice (YT)
thanks!
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Re: Jazz Recommendation Thread
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2013, 09:17:32 AM »
Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds

only at minute six so far, but this is sounding very nice (YT)
thanks!

I don't think I ever heard a YL album that wasn't excellent.

This Impulse 30 Year Celebration is a superior sampler.  Lots of "definitive versions" of standards like Stolen Moments etc..

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Re: Jazz Recommendation Thread
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2013, 10:17:31 PM »
Anything by Horace Silver, a pioneer in the "hard bop" style.  Very "listenable" jazz.  Many albums, an early one "Song for my Father" and a later one "Hard Bop Grandpop" are both excellent.
Here's a link with more info:
http://www.allmusic....0000267354/biography

Enjoy!!

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Re: Jazz Recommendation Thread
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2013, 10:22:44 AM »
[Lee] Morgan is not an extreme example: he was tragically killed at a young age, whereas artists like Coltrane, Hancock and Davis have been evolving throughout each decade.

Huh? Morgan was 33 when he died in 1972, Coltrane was only 40 when he died in 1967. 

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Re: Jazz Recommendation Thread
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2013, 10:33:16 AM »
Thanks for the tip about Horace Silver  :up:

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Re: Jazz Recommendation Thread
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2013, 11:04:23 AM »
Herbie Mann Live at the Village Gate (1961). If you like your bop hard, with just a hint of Latin, but with a double-dollop of smooth & cool, this performance is for you. Here's the performance that put Herbie on the map. There's only three songs on this epic album: Comin' Home Baby; an elegant bossa version of Summertime (my fav btw!); and It Ain't Necessarily So.

Another Mann performance I really like - even if it may not appeal to the real jazz purists - is his 1969 piece Memphis Underground. It's an addictively happy 7-minute number that says "Good Times!"

To my ears it anticipates (in some ways) that bit o' funk/rock/'god knows what else' place Miles Davis would take things a few years later.

Give a listen:


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Re: Jazz Recommendation Thread
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2013, 05:39:26 PM »
Dexter Gordon

From Doin' Alright on it's tough to pick a bad one.  I saw him live at a small club in the early 70's. Quite an amazing performance.  Man that dude could play!

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Re: Jazz Recommendation Thread
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2014, 04:10:14 AM »
My taste in jazz has two feet: One foot in the canonical (Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Dave Brubeck, Wes Montgomery, Vince Guaraldi), the other in the "suspected to be clinically insane" avant-garde (Sun Ra, John Zorn, Peter Brotzmann, Skerik, Bill Laswell).
The listed musicians are by no means a complete list, just what I could throw off the top of my head that haven't been mentioned before.

enjoying the Vince Guaraldi Trio at the moment - A Flower is a Lovesome Thing

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=JRzIVE5bbJI
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Re: Jazz Recommendation Thread
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2014, 06:54:25 PM »
Just spotted this on YT. Every time I hear this performance I end up sitting, shaking my head, wondering how anybody could ever come up with a piece like this one...




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Re: Jazz Recommendation Thread
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2014, 07:49:44 PM »
That's from a 1963 live TV show in Baden, Germany. 

The whole 22 minute concert broadcast is also on YouTube and well worth listening to.