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  • coda 12 Dec 2010 17:54:55 1,868 posts
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    There's similar threads to this but they're mostly ancient so I figured it will be easier to start afresh with a shiny new thread.

    My favourite current Jazz bands are both British, Portico Quartet and Polar Bear.

    What kind of jazz does everyone else here enjoy?
  • BravoGolf Moderator 12 Dec 2010 18:03:07 12,734 posts
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    Some albums I recommend that I listen to:

    Jazz at the Pawnshop (Arne Domnerus) [Amazon link
    A little more big band but amazing: Don Ellis, Live at Monterey [Amazon]
  • LockeTribal 12 Dec 2010 18:03:44 4,443 posts
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    Mmmm, nice!

    /Jazz club
  • MysteryLamb 12 Dec 2010 22:12:48 525 posts
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    Madeski, Martin & Wood
    more MMW

  • craigy Senior UI Designer, Gamer Network 12 Dec 2010 22:22:15 7,386 posts
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    I mostly like Oscar Peterson and Billy Taylor. Piano jazz is my favourite.
  • mal 12 Dec 2010 23:23:14 21,958 posts
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    Mmm, great

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  • lucky_jim 12 Dec 2010 23:44:10 5,161 posts
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    I like stuff from the golden age of bebop, but not much else: too many people just try and emulate that sound which is pretty pointless imo, it can't really be improved upon.
  • boo 25 Jan 2011 09:46:36 11,604 posts
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    Just picked up five Brecker Brothers albums in a boxed set.
    Fan-bloody-tastic so far.

    Heavy Metal bebop was great, listening to 'Brecker Bros.' now.

    /gets mid 70's flashbacks and starts thinking about Starsky & Hutch for some reason

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  • billythekid 25 Jan 2011 10:10:04 10,803 posts
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    I really can't stand jazz. Hit the fucking drums don't tickle them.
  • jonsaan 25 Jan 2011 10:43:40 25,251 posts
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    Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Bill Evans, Ike Quebec, Dave Brubeck

    FCUTA!

  • jonsaan 25 Jan 2011 10:45:54 25,251 posts
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    Oscar Peterson - 'We get Requests' is my fav. Jazz album ever. It's fairly obvious standards but it's so fecking good it hurts.

    FCUTA!

  • UncleLou Moderator 25 Jan 2011 10:49:52 35,172 posts
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    billythekid wrote:
    I really can't stand jazz. Hit the fucking drums don't tickle them.

    Most clueless post of the year, this early, quite an achievement.

    Listen to the mid 60ies John Coltrane Quartet, or the second Miles Davis Quintet live, and tell me Elvin Jones respectively Tony Williams don't "hit the fucking drums". I find most rock music ridiculously tame since I listen to Jazz.
  • billythekid 25 Jan 2011 10:52:18 10,803 posts
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    :D

    I still don't like it!
  • boo 25 Jan 2011 10:54:12 11,604 posts
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    Edit.

    @ Jonsaan's recommendation of 'We Get Requests'

    Yeah?
    /checks
    3.93 on Amazon
    /buys
    /waits to see if Jonsaan knows what he's talking about

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  • Mr_Sleep 25 Jan 2011 10:54:29 16,253 posts
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    I've been listening to this recently, The Heliocentrics seem to pull a lot of stuff from the past but they also add a bit of grunt to it too.

    Oh and here's a piece of awesome from Miles electric period.

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  • billythekid 25 Jan 2011 10:57:44 10,803 posts
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    UncleLou wrote:
    billythekid wrote:
    I really can't stand jazz. Hit the fucking drums don't tickle them.

    Most clueless post of the year, this early, quite an achievement.

    Listen to the mid 60ies John Coltrane Quartet, or the second Miles Davis Quintet live, and tell me Elvin Jones respectively Tony Williams don't "hit the fucking drums". I find most rock music ridiculously tame since I listen to Jazz.

    I picked one at random on youtube and it was 'John Coltrane Quartet- Afro Blue'.
    There was plenty of drum tickling and I thought I was in a Gran Turismo menu. Really didn't like it.
  • Mr_Sleep 25 Jan 2011 11:00:06 16,253 posts
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    I think what you're doing is confusing good and interesting technique with drum tickling. I can't help but feel that this clip applies to you Mr Kid.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • jonsaan 25 Jan 2011 11:01:24 25,251 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Edit.

    @ Jonsaan's recommendation of 'We Get Requests'

    Yeah?
    /checks
    3.93 on Amazon
    /buys
    /waits to see if Jonsaan knows what he's talking about

    I look forward to your stunned amazement. It's fantastic.

    By way of tribute I have put it on right now.

    FCUTA!

  • boo 25 Jan 2011 11:03:16 11,604 posts
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    Billy - Jazz is an extraordinarily wide genre. For every 'three guys in a room playing at a whisper', there's a six piece punching out jazz rock that'll blow your ears off, and for every 'a bunch of chaps who all seemed to have recorded different tunes on different days', there's some of the tightest playing you'll hear anywhere.

    Don't judge the whole of 'Jazz' on a couple of tracks.

    Try Kind Of Blue, it'll be one of the best 2.99's you ever spend.

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  • billythekid 25 Jan 2011 11:03:37 10,803 posts
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    Mr Sleep wrote:
    I think what you're doing is confusing good and interesting technique with drum tickling. I can't help but feel that this clip applies to you Mr Kid.



    So you Jazz lovers are all science teachers or mentally ill then :)
  • UncleLou Moderator 25 Jan 2011 11:07:04 35,172 posts
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    billythekid wrote:
    UncleLou wrote:
    billythekid wrote:
    I really can't stand jazz. Hit the fucking drums don't tickle them.

    Most clueless post of the year, this early, quite an achievement.

    Listen to the mid 60ies John Coltrane Quartet, or the second Miles Davis Quintet live, and tell me Elvin Jones respectively Tony Williams don't "hit the fucking drums". I find most rock music ridiculously tame since I listen to Jazz.

    I picked one at random on youtube and it was 'John Coltrane Quartet- Afro Blue'.
    There was plenty of drum tickling and I thought I was in a Gran Turismo menu. Really didn't like it.

    Heh, Coltrane = GT music. You've now made an even more ridiculous post, congratulations! ;) Just shows you have really untrained ears, but then ears are terrible creatures of habit if you don't challenge them. Reminds me of my parents, who only listen to classical music. For them, Europop and, say, Iron Maiden sound exactly the same.
  • billythekid 25 Jan 2011 11:08:39 10,803 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Billy - Jazz is an extraordinarily wide genre. For every 'three guys in a room playing at a whisper', there's a six piece punching out jazz rock that'll blow your ears off, and for every 'a bunch of chaps who all seemed to have recorded different tunes on different days', there's some of the tightest playing you'll hear anywhere.

    Don't judge the whole of 'Jazz' on a couple of tracks.

    Try Kind Of Blue, it'll be one of the best 2.99's you ever spend.

    Ok, I've ordered it and shall give it a listen. I'll report back to this thread with my findings.
    I'm very sceptical but we shall see.
  • MetalDog 25 Jan 2011 11:11:28 23,706 posts
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    I'm always a bit baffled by music definitions. I love Tommy Dorsey, but is that more jazz or more swing? Either way, I seem to be stuck somewhere between 1920 and 1939 when it comes to jazz-type music.

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  • UncleLou Moderator 25 Jan 2011 11:12:22 35,172 posts
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    billythekid wrote:
    boo wrote:
    Billy - Jazz is an extraordinarily wide genre. For every 'three guys in a room playing at a whisper', there's a six piece punching out jazz rock that'll blow your ears off, and for every 'a bunch of chaps who all seemed to have recorded different tunes on different days', there's some of the tightest playing you'll hear anywhere.

    Don't judge the whole of 'Jazz' on a couple of tracks.

    Try Kind Of Blue, it'll be one of the best 2.99's you ever spend.

    Ok, I've ordered it and shall give it a listen. I'll report back to this thread with my findings.
    I'm very sceptical but we shall see.

    It's one of the best jazz records of all time, but I am afraid it's an extra-ordinarily calm one where the drums are indeed tickled. Still, it might change your life. It did change mine. ;D
  • billythekid 25 Jan 2011 11:14:20 10,803 posts
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    UncleLou wrote:
    billythekid wrote:
    UncleLou wrote:
    billythekid wrote:
    I really can't stand jazz. Hit the fucking drums don't tickle them.

    Most clueless post of the year, this early, quite an achievement.

    Listen to the mid 60ies John Coltrane Quartet, or the second Miles Davis Quintet live, and tell me Elvin Jones respectively Tony Williams don't "hit the fucking drums". I find most rock music ridiculously tame since I listen to Jazz.

    I picked one at random on youtube and it was 'John Coltrane Quartet- Afro Blue'.
    There was plenty of drum tickling and I thought I was in a Gran Turismo menu. Really didn't like it.

    Heh, Coltrane = GT music. You've now made an even more ridiculous post, congratulations! ;) Just shows you have really untrained ears, but then ears are terrible creatures of habit if you don't challenge them. Reminds me of my parents, who only listen to classical music. For them, Europop and, say, Iron Maiden sound exactly the same.

    Heh, my ears are cool man. Really, my tastes in music are wide and varied, from Metal and Rock to Reggae to Classical to Pop, almost anything in fact.
    I like Blues too, although you'll probably tell me that's Jazz :)
    But I've just never heard Jazz that I've liked before, we'll see what happens with this Miles Davis CD.
  • boo 25 Jan 2011 11:18:25 11,604 posts
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    As UncleLou said - it's not a loud album by any means, but it's just sublime.
    If you don't like it - I'll send you a refund myself!

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  • billythekid 25 Jan 2011 11:19:50 10,803 posts
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    If it sounds like elevator or shopping mall music I'm giving it away!
  • MetalDog 25 Jan 2011 11:22:09 23,706 posts
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    If you go to the MP3 album link you can hear snippits.
    Sounds like incidental music in a 1970's cop show...

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  • Goban 25 Jan 2011 11:22:25 8,996 posts
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    If you don't actually listen to it properly it might.
  • Mr_Sleep 25 Jan 2011 11:22:53 16,253 posts
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    It's not for everyone but if it's the "cool" jazz shite that you don't like then there's more than enough stuff out there that has more balls than most genres. If you don't like Kind of Blue give "On the Corner" a go, then "Mingus Ah Um" followed by Ascension by John Coltrane, you've got a pretty wide choice then between a quartet playing modal jazz, to a jazz funk crossover, then big band and free jazz.

    If after all that you still don't find anything you like then it's probably not for you.

    You are a factory of sadness.

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