Official jazz music thread

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  1. h.e.pennypacker

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  2. the Weimar Beer Belly

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  3. Bill Haverchuck

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    Nice
     
  4. h.e.pennypacker

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    broXcore, nice contributions. I definitely don't listen to traditional jazz as often as I should. Getz and Davis are my go-to's in that space, usually.

    Trappist, I was hoping you'd stumble in here. It was you that recommending Jaga Jazzist to me a few months ago, and I've been enjoying them a lot. A lot of fun to drum to. Know of similar artists (especially groups w/ an electronic style, but acoustic instrumentation--if that makes sense)?

    Fahey, have you seen The Bad Plus or Happy Apple live (I see your a t-wolves fan)? They were in Milwaukee at the beginning of the summer, but I missed them (very pissed about that).
     
  5. broXcore

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  6. Bill Haverchuck

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    I actually wasn't familiar with the group until you posted the video. I'm a fan of Aphex Twin and I thought it was a really cool cover.
     
  7. broXcore

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    im a drummer, and the person i learned from was the house drummer at the kansas city jazz foundation. he let me come sit in on a session and play with all of these old black dudes jamming on swing and bebop. that was when i was 15, and i have been listening to all of the traditional stuff since.

    ill be posting some more of my favorites in here soon. good thread.
     
  8. h.e.pennypacker

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    Oh, ok. The Bad Plus is from Minneapolis, that's why I asked. They do a lot of non-jazz covers in a jazz-style (Aphex Twin, Nirvana, Wilco, Rush, etc.).
     
  9. Bill Haverchuck

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    Cool, I'll have to check them out sometime.. Possibly live.
     
  10. h.e.pennypacker

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    Awesome. I too am a drummer (19 years). Self-taught, though. The only thing I can't play is traditional jazz. Unfortunately that requires either the kind of instruction you got, or a great deal of patience. My natural style is very jazzy, though, if that makes sense. I guess a fusion style would be my natural space.
     
  11. broXcore

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    yeah i get what you're saying. that is pretty similar to my style as well. you should get some jazz on your mp3 player and just kinda play along to some basie or charlie parker. all about improv, and it really helps your time.

    i love charlie parker, being from KC, and here is a great duet with dizzy gillespie

    Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie

    and thelonius monk

    Thelonious Monk - Epistrophy
     
  12. the Weimar Beer Belly

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    Hmm....I don't really know of anyone overly similar to Jaga Jazzist. You may really dig TORTOISE. They are jazz-influenced post-rock with this electronica vibe though most of their instrumentation is acoustic.

    Tortoise - Glass Museum (complete)

    Tortoise - Dear Grandma



    More jazz-derivatives (more loosely-termed as they are mainly just jazz-influenced songs as I'm looking for stuff that may fit henny's criteria above);

    Akron/Family - Blessing force

    koenjihyakkei - Ioss

    Sweet Silence

    ps. Thanks brocore! I'm glad someone gets something out of some of the stuff I've posted. It's always great to foster discussion about art, whether you like the art in question or not.
     
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  14. davideinstein

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    I welcome this thread with open arms.

    :lurk:
     
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  16. h.e.pennypacker

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    Fusion is more than welcome here. Here's my offering:
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Lila's Dance
     
  17. davideinstein

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    Two things:

    How to I embed youtube videos on here?

    Is Pat Metheny acceptable?
     
  18. h.e.pennypacker

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    Just copy & paste the youtube URL. And, yes, most definitely. Love his song Last Train Home.
     
  19. Dayneface

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    Google this:

    deardorf peterson group portal

    Sorry I'd post a youtube but there is none.
     
  20. the Weimar Beer Belly

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    Jews are crazy bout some jazz. Zorn ist krieg.
     
  21. h.e.pennypacker

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    I'm liking this tune a lot. Love that guitar tone.
     
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    I absolutely love it. Incredible tune. I really like their whole CD - it actually came on a computer I bought when I was in college - that's how I found it :loldog:
     
  23. Bill Haverchuck

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    What album by them would you recommend other than Beacons of Ancestorship? I've had that album for a while now, and I've really enjoyed it for the most part.

    If anyone is interested in Tortoise, this is some of the their newer work (that's available on youtube at least):

    Tortoise - Prepare Your Coffin
     
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  26. h.e.pennypacker

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    Liked Talk Talk, John Zorn, and Tortoise. I will have to get more of them.
     
  27. the Weimar Beer Belly

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    John Zorn has put out hundreds of albums (probably) and each is different from the last. He's produced and played styles ranging from Black/Death/Thrash Metal to Punk to Jazz-fusion to Free/Space Jazz to Musique Concrete to Minimalist Folk and beyond. So you should do some research into any albums you intend on picking up by him because none is like the one before it.

    I should also mention that that Talk Talk album (Laughing Stock) is the only one that sounds like that. It was their final album. And it was highly influential on the likes of Tortoise who in turn influenced a whole sound that was taken up by bands like Pan Fly Am, Do Make Say Think, and HRSTA. So you may be interested in those acts also.


    Some of my favorite "old" Jazz --

    Sun Ra - Twin Stars Of Thence

    John Coltrane - Jupiter

    Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch (1/2)
     
  28. the Weimar Beer Belly

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    "TNT" and "Millions Now Living Will Never Die" would be two more to check out. Definitely see them live if you can also.

    But I mentioned some bands in my post above that may interest you -- they're Tortoise worship but each has a distinct identity.
     
  29. the Weimar Beer Belly

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    Also, Doug McCombs (bassist/guitarist of Tortoise) has a phenomenal side-project with David Daniell that is jazz-fueled guitar ambience. The album is called "Sycamore" and I highly recommend it to everyone in this thread. I can't find any snippets of it on YouTube though. But here is a live one but you have to be very patient with it (and the album);

    David Daniell, Jeremy Lemos, Douglas McCombs, and Steve Shelley p5
     
  30. NilesIrish

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    For and Introduction to jazz, you can't beat Jamie Cullum, I have had so many people that claim to hate jazz but love pop shit listen to cullum, enjoy it, and then I can move them into something more real, The Bad Plus, etc.
     
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  32. h.e.pennypacker

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  33. bogies

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    Posting for later, been on a real big Herbie Hancock kick lately
     
  34. bogies

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    Just starting to get into jazz recently. I dont really like the classical style but I love the funky stuff (loved headhunters). Any album suggestions
     
  35. Joe Louis

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    fucking love that song. amazing cover, must kop their CD (The Bad Plus i mean)
     
  36. davideinstein

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    Check out Medeski Martin & Wood.
     
  37. bogies

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    finally got around to listnening to them. Great recommendation. Combustication was incredible
     
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