Any Jazz Fans?

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  1. random3434
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    I bought this album when I was 22, I heard "What is Real Compared to What" on some college station, and loved it. That was my hook into the world of Jazz. I got "Swiss Movement" recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Fest-love it!

    I then went on to Weather Report, Return to Forever, and others, but Les McCann and Eddie Harris are still my favorite.


    Who is yours?


    Here is the vid:



    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRONbnyNpu8&feature=channel_page]YouTube - Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Compared To What[/ame]
     
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    Miles Davis
    Thelonious Monk
    John Coltrane
    Larry Carlton

    Just a few I have in my collection
     
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    Very nice. I have at least on album by each of them, how about Flora Purim, she has a beautiful voice.
     
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    I'm a big fan of Stanley Turrentine, and John Coltrane.
    How could anyone not like Louis Armstrong?
     
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    Freemason What the Dormouse Said

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    Yes, I do agree along with Billie Holiday.
     
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    I have a couple of CD's by Billie Holiday, she does have the voice to fit her music.
     
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    My favorite all time Jazz album?

    Phil Woods and the Phillip Gunning Orchestra (?) in the album "Floresa Canto".

    There's so much great jazz out there, that's its really hard to have a favorite. Beside I never buy albums, so my choices are limited by what I used to own,

    But I was young and falling in love when this album hit the scene, and so it still gives me nostalgic chills when I listen to it.

    I'm fairly sure there's at least one former editecian lover upon whom it probably still has that same effect.





    Phil woods is, of course, a marvelous sax player.
     
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    I would say Billie Holliday.. although she seems to me like a jazzy/blues mixture at times..
     
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    Billie Holiday has perhaps the most evocative voice I can think of.

    Not that there aren't stronger voices, or voices with superior range, or even voices with clarity far superior to hers.

    But that women can put more truth in her sound than anyone I can think of.

    "My Man" is one of the most telling examples of her ability to put emotional honesty into music.

    "Strange Fruit" another example, I think

    "And God Bless the Child (that's got his own)" I find particularly a good example of how music can do much to teach us about life in ways that few other things can.

    What the hell am I doing in Maine?

    I need to move to PA and get a job tending bar at the Deerhead Inn.

    hmmmmm...

    I love jazz and I never hear it anymore.
     
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    One of my favorite songs. I was once asked to play the bass part at a benefit concert in Little Rock, although I had my shirt on. RIP Jaco.

    [YOUTUBE]pqashW66D7o[/YOUTUBE]
     
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