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Jazz Music Listeners: 9/30/2012 22:34:11


AWESOMEGUY 
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Hello all.

I would like to turn to the subject of music. I'm sorry to upset a great deal of people, but I have no interest in Rap, Dub step, or anything along the lines of that. Rock and Classical takings will be accepted, but I will like to focus on the type of music I like most; Jazz.

Jazz I particularly like, for many reasons;

1.) I was in the Jazz band for First, Lindero Canyon and then the Roosevelt Jazz Band, for seven years; alternating from trombone, clarinet and Baritone Saxophone.
2.) I actually like the idea that a Jazz band is only as strong as its worst player, and now, you practically need only to rely on yourself if you want to do well I the Music Business
3.) You need some talent to play in a Jazz band. Most of the singers these days, (from prior experiences) rely on heavy auto tune to sound "good" and all Music is nowadays is a ton of random sounds put into one song.
4.) The overall feeling of the Jazz songs inflect a mood that actually sounds and influences emotion. I think Classical does this particularly better, but still Jazz has retained some of its ancestor's mythic sounds.
5.) Many people have misinterpretations of Jazz, thinking it is only a Ding, Ding, Ding type of music. I have become a fan because my typical Jazz impression before was the same thing, at entirely did not meet my expectations the first time I heard a Jazz tune.
6.) Jazz has improved relations between Whites and African American people, because Jazz musicians consisted of many extremely good African Americans, which helped improve the opinion of them throughout the time Jazz was considered popular.

These have been my observations.

Now, here are my favorite composers and the songs they created;

Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue, Duke Ellington
April in Paris/Night in Tunisia, Count Basie
Sing Sing Sing, Benny Goodman
Moonlight Serenade/In the Mood, Glenn Miller
malagueña/23 Degrees N, 82 Degrees W, Stan Kenton
Haitian Right Song, Charles Mingus
Giant Steps/Lazy Bird, John Coltrane
Four, Miles Davis
Blue Rondo ala Turk/Take Five, Paul Desmond or Dave Brubeck (whichever you prefer).
Jeeps Blues, Johnny Hodges
Dexter Gordon
Cantaloupe Island, Herbie Hancock
The Chicken,, Jaco Pastorius
Frank Rosolino
La Vie En Rose, Edith Pilaf
Charlie Parker
Blue Monk, Thelonious Monk
Birk's Works/Manteca, Dizzy Gillespie
Art Blakely
The Entertainer/Maple Leaf Rag, Scott Joplin


These are some, out of the many composers/songs I like. now it's your turn, jazz lovers. Please tell me your favorite tunes. Rock and Classical will be permitted, again. other types of music will be frowned upon.

Thanks.
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/1/2012 01:37:42


J Russell Mikkelsen 
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Jan Johansson was a Swedish jazz pianist, still famous in Scandinavia. He made a double aldum where he played simple interpretations of Swedish and Russian folk songs. It may be the best album I've ever heard.

http://www.amazon.com/Folkvisor-Jan-Johansson/dp/B000A2GG88
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/1/2012 05:20:18


Kenny • apex 
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Yoko Kanno did some impressive remixes for the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack. My favorite was Bad Dog No Biscuits. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuAzPR0ACVw
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/1/2012 13:03:52


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Miles Davis - Generique, Salt Peanuts, So What
The whole album 'Miles Ahead'.

I don't know if you know George Gershwin, he's a composer who spanned several genres including jazz. I guess Rhapsody in Blue is most jazz-like because it's instrumental. He has a ton of songs that were covered by later jazz musicians, both singers and instrumentalists.

I find I have to listen to entirely instrumental music a lot before I start to really like it, and I haven't paid a whole lot of attention to jazz.
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/1/2012 15:18:21


[WM] ᵀᴴᴱ𝓕𝓻𝓲𝓭𝓰𝓮 
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Don't want to list my all-time favourites, cause the list would never end.. but i cannot stop listening to two live recordings lately - maybe not "jazzy enough" compared to all the Ellingtons, Millers, Mingusses and all the stuff you posted, but they for sure wake lots of emotions in me (most likely because I had my moments in jazz/funk/rock bands as a bassist, and I still miss that a lot):

1) Raul Midon, Richard Bona - Jazz in Marciac 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SJGYo03MxI

2) Weather Report Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1976
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K17yUG31Nrs
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/1/2012 15:29:47


Kenny • apex 
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I can't supply youtube links since I'm in middle of class, so pulling up jazz vids would be bad, let's not forget about:

Allen Vizzuti

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

Wayne Bergeron

I'm a trumpet player who played in jazz bands for 4 years. I haven't played in a few months because I've been incredibly busy, and last I checked, trumpet playing isn't entirely important when getting a chemical engineering degree. :)
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/1/2012 22:04:36


AWESOMEGUY 
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@X. Yes, I know Gershwin, but I have only mentioned a few of my favorite bands/composers, obviously Gershwin should have been on that List. Rhapsody in Blue is a great song to listen to, as well as a few of his other tunes which are less known.

@Lolowut. Last I Heard Wayne Bergeron was in the Phat band, another good band. They also did a excellent version of Rhapsody in Blue as well. Maynard Ferguson did an album with him, and also Maynard is a good trumpet player to listen to, for his great range and history as a musician.

Glad to hear many of you play instruments when you were in school, and that I have people to talk to about my Jazz knowledge and learn from in terms of other good musicians who I don't know yet.

Thanks for all the feedback guys!
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/1/2012 23:15:14


{rp} Julius Caesar 
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louis armstrong
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/1/2012 23:19:12


Gnullbegg 
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It's not Jazz (nothing on my little list is Jazz). It's tango. But it's great music.
Ástor Piazzolla. Libertango: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-IY08OLGjA

But everyone knows Ástor Piazzolla. So...

Minutemen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWZ-FvJi3cw&feature=relmfu

Big Boys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vurjLYN2rvY&feature=relmfu

Mr. Bungle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ7p623CBvI&feature=relmfu
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/1/2012 23:22:06


{rp} Julius Caesar 
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then start a tango music thread genius
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/1/2012 23:28:03


AWESOMEGUY 
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Tango is also a good form of music, sorry I missed out on it.

Hellbender, please post constructive comments onto this thread, this isn't a thread to joke around on, unless you know what you are talking about :)
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/1/2012 23:28:22


Gnullbegg 
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bender:


I would like to turn to the subject of music. [...] Rock and Classical takings will be accepted[...]


Also: Piazzolla has strong jazz influences. Same with those other artists on my list.
Congratulations on successfully embarrassing yourself, though.
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/1/2012 23:30:09


{rp} Julius Caesar 
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o well i kinda read the first one then the last one lol ima neck my self for this
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/2/2012 00:38:51


{rp} hay 
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I like anything played by Charlie Parker. I was actually in my high school's jazz band, but I wasn't really good enough to go on with it after that. And what a great thread idea! You have an excellent taste in music :)
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/2/2012 01:08:54


AWESOMEGUY 
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Thanks, the same could be said to you too, and to all people who have peptide in this thread....

I know it may not be popular anymore, but I would like to pay a Homage to one of the great eras of History, the Jazz age, and it influenced so many ideas and decisions later on....more that I could have imagined after I thought about it in-depth.

@{rp} hey. Wha instrument did you play?
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/2/2012 02:16:39


Master Miyagi • apex 
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i dont really like jazz music a lot but i play trumpet. And jazz definitely isn't the worst type of music.
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/2/2012 02:43:38


NoobSchool (AHoL) • apex 
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Shit I wish I knew this post was here earlier! I love jazz, and have played in my colleges jazz department up until it was discontinued this semester.

This guy is a Finnish jazz trained pianist, and does some really amazing work, you should check out his videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzK438xMIVg

As for myself I play vibes and drumset (for jazz) and I've done a little marimba work in a jazz setting, but that's all I've played for jazz. I play a lot for classical/other literature. We have this awesome jazz club downtown and I love going out there to both listen and play.
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/2/2012 03:58:36


Master ARC 
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Anything by Herbie Hancock I love, especially Chameleon.
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/2/2012 03:58:58


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Jazz Music Listeners: 10/2/2012 06:05:59


Kenny • apex 
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Oh, I love Maynard Ferguson, but I figured that was a given, being that I'm a trumpet player.

Wayne Bergeron is in Phat Band, but he also released a few solo albums which are fantastic.
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/2/2012 23:12:06


AWESOMEGUY 
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@Lolowut. Of corse, Maynard was given, but I felt that he head to be mentioned. :)

@[M.C.] ARC-77. Herbie ( listed in the few bands/composers I mentioned) was a great musician and write, and Chameleon was also good, although the version by Maynard Ferguson came close to it as well.

@NoobSchool(AHoL). Many people (including myself) do not wish to pursue music because (at least I feel) that hey are not sensational enough to take on music as a career. Teaching music by far, is easier than trying to make a living as a musician. I still go to Jazz events, and have participated in a few, but I only have played with my trombone. Remember back when I was young, the streets oaf San Fransisco were packed with Jazz nightclubs and such, and I have many memories of that period of my life. There aren't any Jazz clubs where. Live now, at least not that I know of...
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/3/2012 02:21:23


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Bagpipes>Jazz
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/3/2012 22:13:33


AWESOMEGUY 
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Forgot Louis Armstrong, another favorite of mine.
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/4/2012 04:06:26


NoobSchool (AHoL) • apex 
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@[V.I.W]*AWESOM€GUY*

Right now, attempting to get a teaching job in music is near impossible with the way budget cuts are with the fine arts programs. Schools are constantly getting rid of their music programs, and the teachers with them. I have 7 other music education majors going through my tiny school with me right now, and in the last two years there were two postings for music teachers in my entire city which were not per-determined (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.)

Now I'm not saying this is how it is everywhere, but all of music is a competitive field, and I know many more performers than I do teachers. I also know many more quality performers than I do quality teachers. I'm also not saying that these people don't exist, merely telling my own experiences. We only have a few jazz clubs around town here, but all of them bring a new group 7 days a week, as the college from around here just pump out performers.

I wish that people realized the intellectual impact music has on students from a young age. Many studies have shown hard facts connecting those students in music classes (performing ones such as band, orchestra, and chorus) to higher grades on tests such as the ACT and the SAT. One for example shows that orchestra students at a high school level, on average, score 3 points higher on the act. Thought three points doesn't sound like a lot, this could be the difference between a large number of scholarships and scholastic opportunities overall.



Rant aside (been a very long day), Herbie was a boss, and I love playing and listening to his stuff. I've been listening to a lot of Dexter Gordon recently because I'm playing set for a little combo for a saxophonists recital here soon.

If anyone has videos on youtube they use to listen to their jazz, please post them up. I love being introduced to new literature, and the best way to do it is dive right in!


Thanks :)
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/4/2012 04:29:26


Clifford The Big Red Dog 
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You should come teach at my school, its in San Diego so it might be a long commute though
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/4/2012 14:32:33


AWESOMEGUY 
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@NoobSchool(AHoL).
The thing that these people don't know about the Fine Arts program is that people learn more about everyday skills than just music art, etc. when I was in high school, the band director there was great, and he taught me a lot of other important things that I did'nt know yet. I would have come a lot differently in my personality if it weren't for Music, whether it was good moments or some random piece of information which I felt was important in a sense.

The people that are cutting these funds deem the Fine Arts as 'unhelpful' and most likely have no gone through the music program (or any program such as pottery) actually gives more than it takes. of course, it may seem a bit obvious, but Ii feel that Music has actually taught me more that World History or any subject like that (partly because of dreadful teaching.)

It's true that there are fewer and fewer teacher right now. My high school teacher is still teaching at Roosevelt, for the past 19 or so years. It would be great to see some more teachers, and performers are just as needed, but there seems to be too many that I can't keep track of.




Anyways, go onto YouTube and Search up Roosevelt Jazz Band, I think you will get a few good results :) preferably the Reno ones, they have the best quality.
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/5/2012 02:59:13


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Of course my all-time-favorite wold be La Vie En Rose, (A song that I introduced to you if you will remember cousin!- I am glad to see it is on your favorites list). I recently heard a excellent version of it. But seeing as I am French, I would say I am a little biased toward the types of music I like.


By the way, Awesome Guy, will you be free for the weekend to see your "estranged cousin's" family (as well as yours)? There is a train heading to Lille at around 16:15 (4:15 in "your" Time) and it would be good if you joined. I am waiting to hear from you hopefully soon.
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/6/2012 23:59:47


AWESOMEGUY 
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Hi, I'm back to the forums, and I would like to revive this thread again...I am not familiar with international musicians outside of American composers, for I grew up there.

So any suggestions?
Jazz Music Listeners: 10/22/2012 04:04:52


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I love Jazz music . I just recently watched the Ken Burns Jazz series which is awesome . Some of my favorites not mentioned are Django Reinhardt and Sydney Bechet .
http://youtu.be/3xy4YNAXYqY
http://youtu.be/h-zSlE5ZgOA
and here is some Squirrel Nut Zippers
http://youtu.be/7sxFyu_U2go
enjoy
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