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Hey ralphp@optonline have you any spoken word jazz that you would recommend? After listen to the Claudia quintets "what is the beautiful" I think it is a direction that i would like to explore. 

post #482 of 2133

The 1st (and only) name that sprung to mind when I saw 'spoken word jazz' was Gil Scott-Heron - 'Winter In America'. 
 

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Hey ralphp@optonline have you any spoken word jazz that you would recommend? After listen to the Claudia quintets "what is the beautiful" I think it is a direction that i would like to explore. 


Here are a few to get you started. By the way, usually "spoken word jazz" refers to poetry being read aloud while being accompanied by jazz musicians.

 

Recordings to check out:

 

Various Artists - The Beat Generation


Jayne Cortez & the Firespitters - Taking the Blues Back Home

 

Roy Nathanson - Fire at Keaton's Bar and Grill

 

By the way Hijodelbrx's recommendation of Gil Scott-Heron is spot on as well.

 

And a few to listen to:

 

Charles Mingus - The Clown (which along the George Russell listed below are two of the most famous spoken word jazz recordings)

 

George Russell - Manhattan

 

And finally a really fun recording - The Lounge Lizards - Where Were You

 

post #484 of 2133
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Here are a few to get you started. By the way, usually "spoken word jazz" refers to poetry being read aloud while being accompanied by jazz musicians.

 

Recordings to check out:

 

Various Artists - The Beat Generation

 


Jayne Cortez & the Firespitters - Taking the Blues Back Home

 

 

Roy Nathanson - Fire at Keaton's Bar and Grill

 

 

By the way Hijodelbrx's recommendation of Gil Scott-Heron is spot on as well.

 

And a few to listen to:

 

Charles Mingus - The Clown (which along the George Russell listed below are two of the most famous spoken word jazz recordings)

 

 

George Russell - Manhattan

 

 

And finally a really fun recording - The Lounge Lizards - Where Were You

 

Good man Ralph - I like all of it straight away especially the George russell track. This could be a whole new thing for me. :beerchug:

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Good man Ralph - I like all of it straight away especially the George russell track. This could be a whole new thing for me. :beerchug:

If you enjoy the George Russell track then I strongly suggest that you try to locate a copy (physical or files) of "The Beat Generation" collection since it is filled with very similar music and poetry. As they would have said back when most of the material was recorded: "Yeah man, it's real gone and you'll dig all the cool sounds!"

post #486 of 2133

The album that made me like jazz (well there is few more jazz songs I would listen too) is

 

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Hey ralphp@optonline have you any spoken word jazz that you would recommend? After listen to the Claudia quintets "what is the beautiful" I think it is a direction that i would like to explore. 


Here an album from the mid '90s :

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The album that made me like jazz (well there is few more jazz songs I would listen too) is

 


Just bought this box which contains the Zetterlund recording, gonna take the time tonight to listen to it.. :rolleyes:

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Just bought this box which contains the Zetterlund recording, gonna take the time tonight to listen to it.. rolleyes.gif
Nice! It's really good imo smily_headphones1.gif
post #490 of 2133

I would strongly recommend you look into Gail Pettis. She only has a couple of albums.  The way she sings is incredibly inviting.  Here voice is also not a "husky" as many of the female singers I have heard which makes the music more appealing to me.  She also doesn't attempt to stand out in front of the band but rather is another component of the band so her voice and the instruments really blend nicely. 

 

Here is a nice interview of Gail.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XCuTx5RDJU

 

Here is a link to her debut album:

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/may-i-come-in/id261957683

post #491 of 2133
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Just found these at a local flea market. All in mint condition, $20 for all 3. 

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Just found these at a local flea market. All in mint condition, $20 for all 3. 

Wow! Lucky you.  Giant Steps is great. I think this was his break out album of sorts. 

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Wow! Lucky you.  Giant Steps is great. I think this was his break out album of sorts. 

The Giant Steps album was actually still in the plastic, never opened. The other two were open, but still minty fresh without a scratch or finger smudge on them.  

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Great Monk documentary


Edited by Quinto - 4/27/14 at 2:41pm
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Great Monk documentary

Only if it features lots of Monk dancing.

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