The Classic Jazz Thread

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    Jan 22, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    It might not be discussed much here, but I'm a classic Jazz and Latin fan.. none of that contemporay stuff for me thanks.. just swooooon



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    Jan 22, 2012 6:08 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saidIt might not be discussed much here, but I'm a classic Jazz and Latin fan.. none of that contemporay stuff for me thanks.. just swooooon



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    I love anything with "Jazz" in it, and you know who Billie Holiday is. Man you have my interest now. Very nice cool man that you are.
  • Samurai

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    Jan 22, 2012 6:18 AM GMT
    When I think of "classic Jazz", it encompases a wide variety of Jazz, material going back to the 1920s.
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    Jan 22, 2012 6:35 AM GMT
    I have all of Lady Day's music on my Ipod. I love real, raw talent from the early years of Jazz. I consider this light years ahead of the garbage that's heard in radio/TV these days.

    Here is what I have on my profile page. Lady Day in all her glory! and Lester Young! He can sax like no other, well maybe Louis Armstrong. icon_eek.gif

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    Jan 22, 2012 6:38 AM GMT
    I hope that at least a handful of people know that I'm established as a huge music fan. Anyway here are some of my favorites.



    RIP Etta James


    And well- even though this was played at my Grandpa's funeral, it's still a beautiful piece of music.






    EDIT: This is also an odd one- from the 1950s, but pretty cool-sounding, since it features the clavioline, which is predecessor to the synth.

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    Jan 22, 2012 6:45 AM GMT
    Samurai saidWhen I think of "classic Jazz", it encompases a wide variety of Jazz, material going back to the 1920s.


    I mean anything Jazzy that was Jazz before the genre left the mainstream interest... so up to about the 40's more or less.. after that.. Rock n Roll and other genres really took over
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    Jan 22, 2012 6:52 AM GMT
    So many choices!

    Almost anything from "Time Out":
    http://www.youtube.com/embed/nzpnWuk3RjU

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    (posting embedded YouTube videos via an iPad is surprisingly tricky, so I hope you get to enjoy "Take Five")
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    Jan 22, 2012 6:59 AM GMT
    Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane.
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    Jan 22, 2012 7:05 AM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    Samurai saidWhen I think of "classic Jazz", it encompases a wide variety of Jazz, material going back to the 1920s.


    I mean anything Jazzy that was Jazz before the genre left the mainstream interest... so up to about the 40's more or less.. after that.. Rock n Roll and other genres really took over


    I'd say 40's and 50's, but as you can see from my list above, that's when some of my favorite artists were at their artistic and commercial peak.

    Fascinating thread, thanks!

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    Jan 22, 2012 7:06 AM GMT
    SwimSF saidSo many choices!

    Almost anything from "Time Out"





    ^^ Such a brilliant album. It was released in 1959... the same year that Miles Davis released his masterpiece 'Kind of Blue.' These two albums changed the entire landscape of jazz.



  • nomadfornow

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    Jan 22, 2012 7:31 AM GMT
    One of my favorite Chet Baker tunes... pretty swoony stuff, in my book.

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    Jan 22, 2012 7:43 AM GMT
    nomadfornow said
    SwimSF saidSo many choices!

    Almost anything from "Time Out"





    ^^ Such a brilliant album. It was released in 1959... the same year that Miles Davis released his masterpiece 'Kind of Blue.' These two albums changed the entire landscape of jazz.






    Absolutely. I'd also throw in the "'58 Sessions" album.

    As for Chet Baker, "Let's Get Lost" and "But Not For Me" are two of my all-time favorites.
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    Jan 22, 2012 9:49 AM GMT
    SwimSF said
    GreenHopper said
    Samurai saidWhen I think of "classic Jazz", it encompases a wide variety of Jazz, material going back to the 1920s.


    I mean anything Jazzy that was Jazz before the genre left the mainstream interest... so up to about the 40's more or less.. after that.. Rock n Roll and other genres really took over


    I'd say 40's and 50's, but as you can see from my list above, that's when some of my favorite artists were at their artistic and commercial peak.

    Fascinating thread, thanks!



    50's was around the time I would say it was still in the middle... Jazz was beginning to move into specialist circles and losing a wide audience.. but yes I agree.. they still made classics in that time!
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    Jan 22, 2012 10:07 AM GMT
    Love it, but it must have a melody. I don't go for the random rambling stuff.
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    Jan 22, 2012 10:11 AM GMT
    Mil8 saidLove it, but it must have a melody. I don't go for the random rambling stuff.


    Thats not really classic.. thats more like contemporary!
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    Jan 22, 2012 12:37 PM GMT
    intro 2 Ken Burns' "Jazz."


    2 me, jazz is a truly US art form. it may travel around the world, but only here is its home.

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    Jan 22, 2012 8:37 PM GMT
    I like jazz. But I usually like it when orchestral elements are added to sweeten the sound. There are many forms of jazz incorporating a wide variety of instruments. Here are Dorothy Ashby (harp), Eddie South (violin) and Gary Bartz (saxophone).





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    Jan 22, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
    nomadfornow said
    SwimSF saidSo many choices!

    Almost anything from "Time Out"





    ^^ Such a brilliant album. It was released in 1959... the same year that Miles Davis released his masterpiece 'Kind of Blue.' These two albums changed the entire landscape of jazz.





    This!
    This This This!!!
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    Jan 22, 2012 9:09 PM GMT
    The voice! No one can equal this man.
    I love how utterly murderous this song is hehe icon_evil.gif
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    Jan 22, 2012 9:47 PM GMT
    ^ that song is awesome.. but when I heard it sung by my German girlfriend in its original version "Macky Messer".. I was truly impressed at how the German amplified the feel of the song

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    Jan 26, 2012 11:51 AM GMT
    SWOOOOONNN..

    So years ago, my dad (a Jazz saxophonist) gave me a CD.. I heard this song.. and that sealed my fate as a Latin musician ever since *sigh*.. and all the girls complain all the more about me being gay

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    Jan 26, 2012 12:14 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidSWOOOOONNN..

    So years ago, my dad (a Jazz saxophonist) gave me a CD.. I heard this song.. and that sealed my fate as a Latin musician ever since *sigh*.. and all the girls complain all the more about me being gay



    Bossa nova always sounded so classy to me, and Joao Gilberto is iconic.