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Jazz Topic

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mr quick

I really like the band Soulive so i thought id share!

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting combination, fresh music. I like the recurring D7#9 on "Tax Man", I can only assume that it's where those words would be sung. The melody slightly reminds me of Steely Dan's "Do It Again", possibly because of the emphasis on the E(2nd step) in a D minor setting.

Really groovy tune.

 

The organ solo on the second piece is fantastic.

 

Thanks for introducing me to that music, completely unfamiliar to me. Good to see who Eric Krasno is and what he does. I've only seen his Ibanez signature guitars, had no idea who he was until now.

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Fonz

Marwin, Taxman is originally a Beatles tune, worth checking out :) That version is fantastic, though; thanks for sharing, Destalius!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6bZskQlY4w
Great video (I may have posted it before somewhere; not sure). I absolutely love the Quintette!

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Commander S

Life goals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr7wcGmh12A


Good grief, that's incredible - and there's something magical about being able to see the iconic Jazz Messengers line-up actually performing in real-time, rather than just hearing them on recordings. It's almost too easy for the legends from past eras of Jazz to become 'apocryphal' in a way, so it's just so damn cool to be reminded that yes, at one point you really could go to a club somewhere, and actually see THAT, live in front of you.

Somebody fire up the DeLorean - I want more, please! ;)

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mr quick

Right on, it's great to see the jazz as well. Gives it a whole new aspect. It's too bad that Jazz clubs seem to be diminishing. AFAIK, there's only one in the whole county here, which thankfully is just a 15-20 minute drive from my house.

 

Check out the legendary JP just playing with Gerswhin's "Summertime":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkinLvUrUYE

 

And the legends Oscar Peterson and Count Basie having some fun:

 

 

Check out the whole concert. It features Niels Pedersen and Joe Pass, among others.

 

Boy, Jazz was really happening back in the day. Your description is completely spot-on.

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Fonz

This topic has been a bit inactive.
Here's one of my favourite videos at the moment:



Antônio Carlos Jobim playing his iconic "Wave". Check out the guest solo by the legendary Herbie Hancock! I also love how the whole band is enjoying the jam.
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mr quick

I love the tasteful articulation. It's difficult to give claviature-based solos such "feel", for lack of a better phrase.

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Fonz

I completely agree! Jobim just had such unbelievable taste and poured his soul into everything he played. And Herbie is just plain f*cking awesome!

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mr quick

No denying either claim.

 

I'm getting back into gypsy jazz, going to try to implement some of the virtuosity into bebop playing.

 

 

 

What a phenom. Too bad he's all mixed up in crime.

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Fonz

Great stuff, dude! Gypsy jazz is fantastic. Ideal for robbing banks, too! :D

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mr quick

Been checking out a Jamaican jazz pianist lately. Lovely musician, here's a version of "Isn't she lovely" by Stevie Wonder. The main melody starts at around 50 seconds in.

 

 

 

I hear a lot of Oscar Peterson in this guy 8)

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Commander S

^ Yeah, Monty Alexander's fantastic. Got to see him in London with his band, with Herlin Riley on drums - fab stuff. :happy: That clip's great, with John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton for the trio.

Love this version of 'Young and Foolish' he did with Milt Jackson - it's a Cedar Walton arrangement, and as well as Oscar, I definitely hear Cedar in Monty's playing as well:




(wait for the short 'Eleanor Rigby' quote, too! :D )
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unbid

Jamiroquai, anyone?

 

 

 

Also, does Jamiroquai considered as Acid-Jazz band nowadays?

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Zapp

Double post (no one is even posting)

 

 

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Commander S

^ Not going to lie, I'm not a massive fan of whatever it was the arranger of that MIDI version was going for - not least because there's some really janky stuff happening with the drum track (sounds like it's out of synch).

 

For a really 'all the bells and whistles' version, the Nelson Riddle arrangement done for Oscar Peterson (big band with strings!) is about as lavish as it gets - real '60s Hollywood studio sound (and you can't beat Oscar for wringing every possible sound variation from a piano... :inlove: ):

 

 

Or, for something much more elegaic, Gil Evans' arrangement from 'New Bottle, Old Wine' is incredible, ...and then Cannonball comes in on the double-time section as guest soloist, and you might as well stick a fork in me, 'cause I'm done by that point...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H19Vjl58C8Q

 

 

...and it gets even better: the whole thing segues seamlessly into a very dark reworking of the Gillespie band classic 'Manteca' (with Cannonball knocking it out of the park once again):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-EEjx1vrT8


'New Bottle, Old Wine' - incredible record. Rest of the band's stellar - Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Blakey doing his best impression of a freight train on drums...!

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Zapp

^ Not going to lie, I'm not a massive fan of whatever it was the arranger of that MIDI version was going for - not least because there's some really janky stuff happening with the drum track (sounds like it's out of synch).

 

I posted that version because I was trying to find a sample without the strings for a hip-hop beat so I posted here. the drums may be a little bit out of synch but still it's not really bad.

The versions you posted are definitely better.

 

Almost forgot to post this:

 

 

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mr quick

cool arrangement on this:

 

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Commander S

^ Yeah, that's a great chart, that one - really fun to play, too! :)

Weirdly enough, I was digging through a bunch of obscure Sonny Stitt recordings lately, and found a quartet version he did - it's later-era ('70s) Stitt, and he'd just got back into playing after some health problems, but his sound here is just so darn clean, it's something else...

 

 

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mr quick

that looks absolutely absurd, I imagine his condition must have made him ache all over playing. You gotta do what you gotta do, you know.

 

some fusion:

 

 

I've probably posted it before but I never get tired of this album.

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Commander S

Considering this is the dedicated Jazz thread on a Grand Theft Auto message board, it feels like this needs posting - can't quite believe no-one's done it already... ;)

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mr quick

Sticking with the theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otC2kYf-On4

 

Not definitive of my liking(it's not catchy) but you've gotta appreciate Pastorius' impeccable technique.

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Zapp

Love this song.

 

 

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Commander S

Yeah - terrible news. Ornette, Christopher Lee, Ron Moody - really sad day... :(

Something to remember him by - I love his playing on this. Free Jazz gets a bad rap, mainly due to a bunch of people treating it like a way of being able to bluster around an instrument with next to no ability whatsoever, and just call it 'avant-garde', but Ornette not only had a real sincerity to his innovations that later copycats lacked, but also a deep, tangible understanding of everything that came before (particularly Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk). That, and he was massively steeped in the Blues tradition, too, which IMO is what kept his version of 'time, no changes' improvisation grounded with a great, strong melodic sense:

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mr quick

cool music, who are the other members of the trio?

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