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post #646 of 762
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RIP Charlie Haden.

I do not check this thread daily or receive each and every update in the mail - but wish this one did not come trough.

 

RIP - we will miss you.

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Grant Green

Hank Mobley

I like them so much, I own it all

 

Miles Davis

I love all of his early music.. my favorite is Miles with Gil Evans Live at Carnegie Hall

But Miles lost me after "Miles Smiles"

 

Thelonious Monk

Live at the blackhawk

Plays Duke Ellington

Live at the Five Spot

 

John Coltrane

John Coltrane meets Paul Quinichette- "Cattin Around"

 

Horace Silver

Live At Newport 1958

 

Chet Baker

another artist that I like all of his work... But my favorite are his later trios with guitarist Philip Catherine

 

Oscar Peterson

Live in Paris 1960 

 

Mulgrew Miller

Roy Hargrove

Kenny Drew

Kenny Dorham

Ahmad Jamal

 

The list could on and on.... LOL

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This may not contribute to anyone's appreciation of jazz, but is pretty cool nonetheless: I performed live once with Ira Sullivan while in an advanced jazz ensemble in high school. Most notably, he played on Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue album.


Edited by Music Alchemist - 7/12/14 at 6:20am
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Thinking about charlie haden. Couple of nice cd's; quite different

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Bill Evans was without a doubt a pure genius.  His chord structures really started it all with many players trying to follow suit.

 

Currently I listen to some of the top guys (I consider top anyways) such as Michel Petrucciani (passed on), Keith Jarrett (the best currently IMO), Brad Mehldau, Hank Jones,  McCoy Tyner (earlier stuff), Benny Greene, Ahmad Jamal,  Bill Charlap.

 

Just to name a few lol.

 

These guys are creative geniuses that never stop creating.  The knowledge level to improvise at these levels is truly astounding.  The true innovators of piano jazz (trio jazz) will always be synonymous with the likes of Bill Evans (maybe even a pinch of Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock for good measure)

 

 

Bill Evans with Eddie Gomez on any of his many recordings is definitely Jazz bliss.

 

Perhaps one day the "missing chord" will be found.

 

 

post #651 of 762
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Bill Evans was without a doubt a pure genius.  His chord structures really started it all with many players trying to follow suit.

 

 

Of course he is, he played with other geniuses, recorded it, and the rest is history. BTW the name of their album was Kind Of Blue.

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Personally, Bill Evans is what got me into Jazz. Specifically, Live at the Village Vanguard or Waltz for Debby.

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Personally, Bill Evans is what got me into Jazz. Specifically, Live at the Village Vanguard or Waltz for Debby.


Same goes for me..I listen to lots of Jazz pianists and alway return to Bill Evans, feels like home sweet home :D

 

These days I'm really enjoying the complete 'Live at the Trident' recordings (3+ cd's) from the Verve box (with Chuck Israels and Larry Bunker)

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ECM puts out some amazing stuff. 

 

This is more contemporary jazz, but I'm giving this a listen right now, and I find it to be pretty awesome:

 

It's on Spotify, for people here who use that. 

post #655 of 762
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ECM puts out some amazing stuff. 

 

This is more contemporary jazz, but I'm giving this a listen right now, and I find it to be pretty awesome:

 

It's on Spotify, for people here who use that. 

This was the first Jan Garbarek album I ever heard. It might've even been the first ECM album I ever heard, who knows. Garbarek is one of those very versatile artists, and that is very admirable. His saxophone tone might be quite piercing to some, but the man has several albums worth looking into. One of my personal favorites has always been "Officium," a combination of sacred early choral music and saxophone; something which on paper might sound peculiar, but in practise has surprisingly much to offer to an open-minded and attentive listener. It is actually also one of ECM's best-selling records, having surpassed 1.5 million sales according to some sources.

 

The album art for "In Praise of Dreams" always reminds me of the Evan Parker album below. Recommended listening to those who are able to find delight in EAI (electroacoustic improvisation) that sounds like bird mating calls. Actually, there is an album called "Mating Call" by Tadd Dameron and John Coltrane, but that's an entirely different thing. Recommended as well, though.

 

AppleMark


Edited by TJ Elite - 7/16/14 at 2:33am
post #656 of 762
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Originally Posted by Hijodelbrx View Post

RIP Charlie Haden.


A big, big loss for all music. Just how big? Here's a brief video primer +1 on the late, great Charlie Haden

 

Ornette Coleman's Ramblin'

 

 

Keith Jarrett Quartet - Fort Yawuh

 

Liberation Music Orchestra

 

Old and New Dreams - Happy House

 

Charlie Haden Quartet West - First Song

 

 

And the +1 - Conrad Silvert Presents Jazz at the Opera House - a double LP for back in 1982 which features some amazing bass playing, particularly on a killer version of Wayne Shorter's Footprints. Well worth seeking out.

 

http://www.allmusic.com/album/conrad-silvert-presents-jazz-at-the-opera-house-mw0000847416

post #657 of 762
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I'm trying to get into jazz music but I don't really know where to go from here. The only jazz or jazzy stuff I own is some Norah Jones, Diana Krall and some jazz fusion that is really more progressive rock than jazz. The fusion/prog that I am referring to is stuff like The Aristocrats, Gavin Harrison & O5RIC, Anglagard, IAmTheMorning, and Planet X.

 

So, any suggestions on what to try? I have a MOG account, so anything that is on there I am willing to try out. I like the idea that jazz is usually live instruments, meanwhile rock/metal is usually overproduced and is often not very dynamic. I love lively, well recorded drums, so anything with top class drummers would be good. This is head-fi, so recordings that are mixed/mastered well would be great of course. I'm open to ideas. My Last.fm account profile is in my signature if that helps to get an idea of what I like.

 

Thanks in advance guys and gals.

 

I neglected to share the song I mentioned earlier in this thread.

 

For your listening pleasure, I present to you: "All Or Nothing"

 

 

Can anyone tell me what sub-genre of jazz this is?

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I bought this LP record some days ago and was surprised by this music, it's so darn cool, I listened to it dozens of times all ready..recommended!

 

 

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Edited by preproman - 7/18/14 at 3:05pm
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Most Soundtracks are Classical.  This one I think is by the London Symphony Orchestra.

 

Ehhhh? :blink: I guess you were just being sarcastic.

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