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Your Favourite Jazz  
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

I like Jazz, and was wondering who your favourite artists are. For me, saxophonists and pianists rule. I love Parker, Monk and Coltrane for example. That is not even close to an exhaustive list though. Listening to some Errol Garner right now.

What do you like?

PS - if you want to just write a thread about how you hate jazz and it sucks, go away please - this isn't for you!


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User currently offlineNSMike From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

Some of my faves are:

Return to Forever
Weather Report
Yellowjackets
Chick Corea (As well as Akoustic and Elektric Band)
Buddy Rich
Charlie Parker
Tony Williams
Miles Davis
Bud Powell
Dave Weckl
John Coltrane
Michael Camilo
GRP All Star Big Band
Elvin Jones
Herbie Hancock
Mahavishnu Orchestra
The Jazz Messengers
Max Roach

I tend to listen to latin, fusion, and bebop the most.



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Quoting NSMike (Reply 1):
Miles Davis
Bud Powell
Quoting NSMike (Reply 1):
Herbie Hancock
Quoting NSMike (Reply 1):
Weather Report
Quoting NSMike (Reply 1):
Chick Corea

Very good calls.



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User currently offlinePu From Sweden, joined Dec 2011, 748 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

In the 1980s, when I was first fascinated with Jazz, I too idolised Monk and Parker. Maynard Ferguson held special appeal. Chuck Mangione.

Today I like jazz played in a cheap bar by very entry-level musicians. If I want a polished sound, I'll pay for an iTunes download; but to me the variations-surprises-imperfections of a live performance and young musicians is most interesting.




Pu


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

Quoting Pu (Reply 3):
but to me the variations-surprises-imperfections of a live performance and young musicians is most interesting.

It's true that nothing beats live jazz. On the other hand, some recorded solos are just mind-blowing. Ever since I was a teenager I can't get enough of McCoy Tyner's solo in Soul Eyes with Coltrane. As a pianist myself, this is always what I fantasised playing.



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6633 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

I'm more into smooth pink jazz than traditional jazz, and my favorite musician is guitarist Brian Hughes. And before anyone says smooth jazz is not jazz, that is totally untrue since the founding fathers of smooth jazz (George Benson, Chuck Mangione, Grover Washington Jr., etc,) all root their influences to musicians of earlier jazz forms. Smooth jazz is just another subgenre of jazz as is fusion.

And no, Kenny G did NOT invent smooth jazz.

[Edited 2013-02-10 15:50:53]


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User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1449 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1085 times:

Billy Cobham
Dave Brubeck
Larry Carlton
Barbara Thompson
Jimi Tenor
Billy Taylor
Buddy Rich

And most of all:

Horst Jankowski
Harry James
Eumir Deodato



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4038 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
Your Favourite Jazz

I have a little red Honda Jazz and just love that car, does that count?

In all seriousness (although I do indeed love that car), not sure if it counts, but I do love Bossa Nova, which some people have called a Brazilan / Latin form of Jazz (not sure I agree with that assertion, though).



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User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1077 times:

Quoting NSMike (Reply 1):
Buddy Rich
Quoting zckls04 (Reply 6):
Buddy Rich

You like to listen to Buddy Rich ? You gotta SEE Buddy Rich ! You gotta WATCH buddy Rich ! I have; (Gene Krupa too ) (Krupa's even better than Buddy is !)

Charley



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40033 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

Joe Pass
Chick Corea / Return to Forever
Al di Meola
Quincy Jones
Stan Getz
Dick Hyman
Deodato
Maynard Ferguson
Chuck Mangione
Ronnie Laws
Wes Montgomery

Quoting Geezer (Reply 8):
(Gene Krupa too ) (Krupa's even better than Buddy is !)



Gene Krupa was one of Gino Vannelli's biggest influences.

Quoting Geezer (Reply 8):
You gotta SEE Buddy Rich !


He was one of Neil Peart's (Rush) biggest influences.

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 7):
I do love Bossa Nova, which some people have called a Brazilan / Latin form of Jazz (not sure I agree with that assertion, though).



Same here. I love bossa nova too. There are a lot of pretentious jazz aficionados that are narrow-minded an only consider Bop and Be-bop (late 1940s & 1950s) era jazz to be the only real jazz.
I do respect the Bop and Be-bop era too but I like the Latin influence of Bossa Nova and I like the groove, funk and prog-rock elements that fusion of the 1970s era jazz ushered in.
Only the very early stages of Smooth jazz can I tolerate. Chuck Mangione, George Benson, Ronnie Laws, Quincy Jones and did it well in the late 1970s but anything after 1982 in this genre is just sappy elevator music. The few exceptions would be Sade, Swingout Sisters and I'll even go as far as including Everything But The Girl. Only there first album 'Eden' (1984) was jazzy but they were mostly alternative rock with heavy jazz influence. Sade was soulful and Swingout Sister was pop influenced but all very jazzy.  
Quoting Pyrex (Reply 7):
I have a little red Honda Jazz and just love that car, does that count?



I guess it does but I prefer Air Canada Jazz. 



I'll chime in more later but I'll leave you all with Flora Purim.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxlAi2BlDqg

[Edited 2013-02-11 01:22:49]


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User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

Agree with most, if not all, the names mentioned above. I'd like to add:

Four80east (www.four80east.com)
Mindy Abair (www.mindyabair.com)
Candy Dulfer (www.candydulfer.nl)

Four80east are into electro jazz. I really love 'Nocturnal' - extremely cool. Mindy & Candy are smooth jazz proponents, both sax players. Even if you don't like smooth jazz all that much, they are both truly eye candy.



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User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1449 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

Quoting Geezer (Reply 8):
You like to listen to Buddy Rich ? You gotta SEE Buddy Rich ! You gotta WATCH buddy Rich ! I have; (Gene Krupa too ) (Krupa's even better than Buddy is !)

This is the joy of youtube- there are so many clips of people I am far to young ever to have seen. Particularly this one featuring the wonderful Harry James playing with Buddy. I LOVE the fill at 3:49:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_Ga8GnZXHQ

...and this one which is from a film, but still demonstrates Harry's unbelievable tone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNWxwvIwC-Q



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40033 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

Quoting zckls04 (Reply 11):
This is the joy of youtube- there are so many clips of people I am far to young ever to have seen.



You're never too young to appreciate good jazz. YouTube barely scratches the surface. Many serious jazz guys do not like making videos and most of the jazz legends pre-date the video era.
Seeing that you live in Alameda, Ca., there are a few good record stores in the Bay Area to help you get started.
Take a day to go to Amoeba Records on Haight street in San Francisco as well as the store in Berkeley and the Rasputin's in Berkeley.
Another great store is Grooves right at the exit/entrance to the Central Freeway at Market & Octavia.
The owner there is a great guy and will talk you're head off about jazz. By the way, you need to buy a turntable first. Most of these gems are on vinyl only.



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User currently offlinebookishaviator From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 998 times:

I've only recently developed a taste for jazz and therefore know relatively little (well, nothing, really). However I've been totally loving a lot of Charles Mingus' stuff.


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User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1449 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 940 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
Seeing that you live in Alameda, Ca., there are a few good record stores in the Bay Area to help you get started.
Take a day to go to Amoeba Records on Haight street in San Francisco as well as the store in Berkeley and the Rasputin's in Berkeley.

Both favorites of mine  
Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
Another great store is Grooves right at the exit/entrance to the Central Freeway at Market & Octavia.

I didn't know about that one though- thanks for the tip!



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2850 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 932 times:

Quoting NSMike (Reply 1):
Herbie Hancock
Quoting NSMike (Reply 1):
Miles Davis

  

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 7):
I have a little red Honda Jazz and just love that car, does that count?

Ha!!

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 7):
In all seriousness (although I do indeed love that car), not sure if it counts, but I do love Bossa Nova, which some people have called a Brazilan / Latin form of Jazz (not sure I agree with that assertion, though).

Oh yeah.

I started listening to Thelonious Monk & Chet Baker last year, great stuff. I also love listening to new music, there´s a great station here called lyricfm & they have shows that play everything, including jazz (The JK Ensemble & The Blue of the Night) & also Jazz Alley  



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3568 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 927 times:

I'm not a huge jazz listener but when I do my choice is usually Candy Dulfer (who's incredibly talented and beautiful) and Maceo Parker (if it can be considered jazz).


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