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    Default Jazz Anyone?

    I'm a big fan of jazz music, I've noticed that there are many like me here who appreciate jazz. So, let's talk about our favorite jazz music and artists here.

    I mostly like modern jazz. My favorite artists are Kurt Rosenwinkel and Wes Montgomery. I aslo like artists like John Coltrane and Anthony Braxton.

    What are yours? Discuss.
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    I'm into oldschool jazz only, especially bebop. Coltrane, Parker, Mingus etc - these are "My favourite things". Also some various stuff like Jimmy Smith, Bill Evans, Keith Jarett, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, couple of records by Miles Davis. I listened to fusion, but mostly I could not stand sound of this music. Stanley Clarke, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Weather Report and Keef Hartley Band are few that I enjoy. Can't understand why Chick Corea plays electric piano, making fine compositions by Return To Forever sound so awful.

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    Jazz musicians I enjoy:

    Thelonious Monk, Ben Webster, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Bill Frisell, Tomasz Stanko, Dizzy Gillespie, Tomasz Stanko, Sonny Clark, Enrico Rava, Paul Desmond, Duke Ellington, Paul Motian, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry, McCoy Tyner, Bobby Hutcherson, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rolllins, Dave Holland, Max Roach, Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Nicholas Payton, Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, Modern Jazz Quartet, Dave Brubeck, Art Pepper, Blue Mitchell, Stefon Harris, Ron Carter, Benny Carter, Joe Locke, Paolo Fresu, Hampton Hawes, Ed Bickert, Rob McConnell, David "Fathead" Newman, Bud Powell, Eliane Elias, John Abercrombie, Chet Baker, Gigi Gryce, Nguyen Le, Horace Silver, Marian McPartland, Tommy Flanagan, Art Farmer, Benny Golson, Michel Petrucciani, Maria Schneider, Bob Brookmeyer, Harold Land, Wes Montgomery, Shirley Horn, Diana Krall, Cassandra Wilson, Fred Hersch, Steve Nelson, Woody Herman, Jim Hall, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Jan Garbarek, Pat Metheny, Shelly Manne, Kenny Dorham, Jimmy Heath, Johnny Griffin, Stan Kenton, Amina Figarova, Charles Lloyd, Frank Wess, John Hicks, Woody Shaw, Kenny Wheeler, Renee Rosnes, this list could go on forever...

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    Classic and golden age jazz mainly. Ella Fitzgerald,Billie Holliday,Ellington and the jazz from the 30's and 40's. Also Coltrane.

    Jim

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    Wow jtech, you have an awesome taste in jazz.
    Who is your favorite at the moment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sam richards View Post
    Wow, you have an awesome taste in jazz.
    Who are you talking to Sam?

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    I love jazz-- 'old' & 'new,' if old style big band maybe less so. Among my faves (forgetting
    many I know)-- no order: Kenny Wheeler, John coltrane, Ralph Towner (Oregon in general
    too), Steve kuhn, Billy Strayhorn-Duke Ellington, Maria Schneider, Bob Brookmeyer, Rich Perry, Matthew Shipp, John Taylo, Marilyn Crispell, Miles Davis, GAry Burton, Enrico Pieranunzi, Martial Solal, Theolonius Monk, Steve Lacy, Jane Ira Bloom, Tim Garland, Benny Goodman, Clifford Brown, Booker Little, Eric Dolphy, Andrew Hill, Artie Shaw, Trio 3, Fats Waller, Art Lande, John Surman, Evan Parker, Gutbucket (group), & many others .

    And that doesn't even get into jazz vocalists many of whom I love-- just a few: Ella
    Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Norma Winstone, Meredith d'Ambrosio, Deborah Brown, Irene Kral, Helen Merrill, Karin Krog, Rebecca Kilgore, Maria Joao, Mel Torme, Theo Bleckmann,
    & others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam richards View Post
    Wow jtech, you have an awesome taste in jazz.
    Who is your favorite at the moment?
    Okay I see you're talking to me now. Thanks for the comments.

    Do I have a favorite at this point in time? Oh man that's a tough question. I actually haven't listened to jazz for about 4 months, because I've been swept away by classical, but my main jazz influences will always be Thelonious Monk, Bill Frisell, Miles Davis, and Bill Evans, but of course, I have so many favorites it's hard to give you a definite answer.

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    Other than stuff people have mentioned, I can recommend three jazz-fusion guitarists:

    Allan Holdsworth

    Shawn Lane

    Guthrie Govan.

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    I have a great respect for Jtech's taste in Jazz. Similar to mine, but I might include a few more fusion artists.

    My new love: Sidney Bechet
    Si vos agnosco is tunc vos es quoque erudio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bach View Post
    I have a great respect for Jtech's taste in Jazz. Similar to mine, but I might include a few more fusion artists.
    Well thanks Bach, in time I will learn to love more different styles of classical music. I just think I'm still "learning the ropes" so to speak. Jazz, on the other hand, is something I've listened to all my life, so naturally I have more experience with it.

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    At least you've whittled down to the only two genres worth your time..
    How's purchasing the Bartok quartets going?

    Anyone else enjoy the playing of Sidney Bechet?
    Si vos agnosco is tunc vos es quoque erudio

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    1920s jazz & hot dance bands.
    The Original Indiana Five. The Dixie Daisies. The Original Memphis Five. The Cotton Pickers. The Wolverine Orchestra. The Georgians. The Georgia Melodians. Sonny Clay's Plantation Orchestra. The Tennessee Tooters. Charley Straight's Orchestra. Ladd's Black Aces. Jimmie Joy's bands. The Arcadian Serenaders. The New Orleans Rhythm Kings. The California Ramblers, and their many spin-offs. The Halfway House Orchestra. The King Oliver bands: the Creole Jazz Band, the Dixie Syncopators, and his Orchestra. The Hot Fives and Sevens. Scores of others from that decade.
    More recent: Ken Colyer. Current: The Savannah Jazz Band.
    Last edited by Mark Harwood; Apr-14-2009 at 18:14.
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    I'm sure some of the more conservative jazz fans will dismiss this, but it's a wonderful Indian-Jazz-Fusion mixture in what looks like the coolest club ever. It is at once funky and mystical, I can't recommend it enough (and wait for what he does at 4:50, it's out of this world):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpzLT...eature=related


    Here Shawn Lane is with actual Indian musicians, improvising in a raga-like way. It's beautiful:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jit_KXxhX4

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    ^^ I like what I hear. I love shawn lane, he was the first instrumental rock guitarist that I liked.

    By the way, I'm currently in love with kurt rosenwinkel's Deep Song album. I just can't get enough of the song "Synthetics".
    “If I decide to be an idiot, then I'll be an idiot on my own accord.”
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