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I Love Jazz

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    All That Jazz - Though I am known to be ruled by my emotions, jazz is what fuels my heart and soul. Growing up in a musical home, I was exposed to all sorts of genres and styles...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    This Is Intense - Freedom Now Suit was one of the most powerful albums of any genre that I owned. Abbey Lincoln and Max Roach capture the mood at the time of the civil rights...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 13, 2013

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    Doing My Bit - Because in a world of John Coltranes and Sony Rollins a Hank Mobley can get lost and be forgotten. I want the world to remember what a great Tenor Saxophone player...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 21, 2013

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    So for state competition this year, we're playing, i remember clifford, the heat's on, and decoupage
    Datjazz97 Datjazz97 18-21, M Mar 31

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    I've come to find it's my favorite genre. There's just something about it. I'm not sure. It's so very beautiful and smooth and I even love the way the older singers pronounce their...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    Good For Ears But Perfect For Our Soul (: - When the soft sound fill your room, the room itself get another and more alive colors. When the air is filled with the saxophone notes...
    zoejaneee zoejaneee 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    Kind Of Blue Is Kind Of Great - Love Jazz...just love it ...cannot get enough ... The best selling CD and the best CD I think ever made is Miles Davis 'Kind of Blue'. I have...
    RichieRich78 RichieRich78 51-55, M 11 Responses Jul 19, 2010

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    A Beautiful Duet - Jim Hall and French pianist Petrucciani play Beautiful Love, beautifully.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 16, 2013

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    I Love Dinah Washington - For all of you out there who love Dinah Washington I would love to share this with you.............A Stranger on Earth, The Dinah Washington Story. I...
    JayleenS JayleenS 41-45 Jul 23, 2013

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    The King, Sir Duke - Duke Ellington's music is not only dance music, it is classical art, it is a combination of complex African and European rhythms mix together with smoothness...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Sep 16, 2013

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    "in A Sentimental Mood" ~ Duke Ellington, John Coltrane - The earliest memories of my childhood included this music and my parents close by...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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    Phyllis Hyman - The beautiful and talented Phyllis Hyman left us to soon. Her voice filled the room.  This production hearkens back to the jazz reviews in the Cotton Club days...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Sep 17, 2013

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    I love jazz music. And I love Adam Levine. So, what happens when the two fornicate?
    YouBeTheAnchor YouBeTheAnchor 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    John Scofield - An experience worth having. John Scofield live at the Blue Note 
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 25, 2013

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    I think I'm definitely in love with Chet Baker's voice. It's so incredibly sweet and has an innocence and simplicity to it, kind of like a boy just singing in his bed or things. I...
    advaitak advaitak 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    I Love to Scat! - Scooby shoo-dwop pee doo fiddly diddly doo wop. Bwwwwwwwweeeeeee fow wadow boop blip. Fee foo fa doodley doop bow. Weeeeeeee.......
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2007

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    Improvising. That Means *making It Up*! - I've been into jazz since I was a kid, but it's a fluke I got into it. A family friend took care of us for the first time one...
    humdinger humdinger 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 27, 2007

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    The Keith Jarrett Trio: My Back Pages - based on a composition by Bob Dylan.Great rendition.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F Sep 27, 2013

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    Jazz at Massey Hall recorded May 15, 1953 in Toronto. It's one of the best hours of jazz I've ever heard.
    sailor764 sailor764 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I Love Jazz! - I've had jazz in my life for a long time. My dad used to like to listen to modern jazz, but in truth that style really does nothing for me. I love bebop, swing and...
    Christabel Christabel 19-21, F 4 Responses Jul 27, 2007

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    The Spirit Of Coltrane Reaching The Divine - John Coltrane left this earth in 1967 but he left behind treasures greater than any pharaoh could have possessed. A restless mind...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    Listening to 3 albums of Bill Evans Trio non stop as I write this. Can't get enough if him.
    advaitak advaitak 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    It Makes Me Feel So Good - Jazz (smooth jazz in particular) just relaxes me instantly. I like to listen to it when I'm reading for school or I just want to unwind. No other type of...
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787 70+, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    How I Got Hooked - Jaco pastorius ... The end
    munchys93 munchys93 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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    Jazz has all always been my favorite form of music. I love the rhythms, creativity, and the instruments: trumpet, saxophones, trombones, and the classic trio of a piano, bass...
    Qataram Qataram 36-40, M Dec 13, 2013

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    I was watching Frasier today and I never get tired of hearing that wonderful song "Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs". So jazzy!
    lilyraze lilyraze 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I really, really enjoy listening to Rat Pack or Louis Armstrong. Old jazz music reminds me of my grandpa - he loved jazz music as well.
    XChloe XChloe 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    Jazz - America's Only Indigenous Art Form - When I was barely into double digits my father introduced me to jazz.  Fats Waller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 14 Responses Jun 23, 2007

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    Sarah Or Ella? - They're both impeccable. But if you had to pick just one, who would it be and why?
    humdinger humdinger 46-50, F 10 Responses Sep 3, 2007

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    Cassandra - That husky, smokey, sexy voice sends waves of subtle electricity into the air. Every syllable she utters goes to your head, then your and then your groin. Her voice is...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 14, 2013

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    "Sister Moon" ~ Sting - My favourite song of all time... (I placed this in the "jazz" group because of the exquisite sax by Branford Marsalis)
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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    A Fantasy.... - I jump on my motorcycle and head south. Maybe to Mississippi. Driving through and old small town, it's hot and humid. I stop for the night and a nice cold beer. In...
    Travel4work Travel4work 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    Dinah Washington was my first jazz singer, and she's still one of my favorites. The bright timbre of her voice, her shaping of vowel sounds with the corners of her mouth, her...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    The Sweet Science Of Jazz When Played By Two Professors - The Bridge was the first great collaboration between Sonny Rollins and guitarist Jim Hall. Their playing together was...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 14, 2013

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    Take Five - There are many good reasons to listen to the Dave Brubeck Quartet. On of them is to see what a great saxophonist Paul Desmond was. 
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 14, 2013

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    Frankie And Antonio - A few Bossa Nova songs with Sinatra and Jobim. Simply lovely. 
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 17, 2013

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    Afro Blue - Yes John Coltrane played this song and lifted it to great heights. But this song still belongs to the great conga player Mongo Santamaria 
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 12, 2013

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    Sax - I am a 2nd year jazz tenor sax and am already playing Grade 7 ABRSM (funny as Im also an 11th year pianist and have only done up to Grade 3 :p) I absolutely love jazz...
    Aryashi Aryashi 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    The Steve Lacy Quartet - Jazz master of the soprano saxophone,Steve Lacy performing live with his quartet. Lacy is one of the world's biggest Monk fans and has recorded tributes...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 13, 2013

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    Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ~ Oscalypso - (Bass ~ Oscar Pettiford)
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    The First Lady - I could listen to her anytime of day. There's nothing sweeter than Lady Ella practicing her art. 
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Sep 17, 2013

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    My Baby Just Cares For Me ~ Nina Simone - This song got me into jazz: and now I am also showed it to my children. My daughter loves it ! Thank you Mrs. Simone for such great music...
    AbrahamL AbrahamL 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Hajji Baba ~ Nat "king" Cole - I think the picture is the moon, not sure from what angle...anyway, enjoy
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    Nostalgic - I love the way jazz music can make you feel relaxed, upbeat and even reminiscent and nostalgic. I will forever be in love with jazz.
    alwaysinbetween alwaysinbetween 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 24, 2009

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    They Don't Make 'em Anymore - Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus.They don't make men like that anymore; musicians of that caliber. I don't care what anyone says, there will...
    jjia25 jjia25 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    Bob Acri - Sleep Away - Listen to this! its wonderful! 
    quietbeauty quietbeauty 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    Ella Fitzgerald - It Might As Well Be Spring - I will never forget the first time I heard this song.  I was at the symphony with my mother.  There was a wonderful black...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2010

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    Sweet Honey - Cassandra Wilson does a great rendition of this Van Morrison song, and she's way prettier than Van the Man.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 15, 2013

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    Jim Hall We've lost another of the great jazz masters today: Jim Hall. His guitar playing was smooth and beautiful.  It is a sad day to think that we will never hear from him...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    Dave Brubeck 1920-2012 R.i.p. - One of the classics...Take Five  Dave Brubeck - piano Paul Desmond - alto sax Eugene Wright - bass Joe Morello - drums
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 10 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    Teaching Angels- Dave Brubeck - Gabriel is learning blue notes and the harps will bend their tune syncopated gloria Dave Brubeck plays heavenly as it always was   thank you Mr...
    Baroquenhorse Baroquenhorse 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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