I Love Jazz

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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
    1 Response Jan 28, 2013

    At Michael Bublès concert!

    !!!!!!!!! My friend got my sister and I VIP platinum tickets for free!!! I've loved him for sooo long I can't wait <3
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues
    18-21, F
    Mar 13, 2015

    I started getting into jazz today

    and like Kurt elling, I like samurai cowboy, the uncertainty of the poet. Really digging this music
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 7, 2015

    50 years ago today on March 17,

    1965, the great pianist Herbie Hancock brought trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, saxophonist George Coleman, bassist Ron Carter & drummer Tony Williams into Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to record his seminal album Maiden Voyage. The album introduced enduring...
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    Mar 17, 2015
    QuiteReal QuiteReal
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 26, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 8, 2015

    A friend has turned me on to jazz.

    Starting to like it a lot. I have a jazz station on pandora
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 4, 2015

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Dec 5, 2012

    Anybody got any recommendations

    for some nice pre-swing, 20s tunes?
    LovinPaper LovinPaper
    16-17, M
    1 Response Sep 26, 2015

    I don't usually like lyrical jazz,

    but Lady Gaga - Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered <3, I'm in LOVE ❤️😍 I'll listen to the elder renditions after a few playbacks of this 😁!! I can't wait to finish sampling this whole album.
    yousentmeflying yousentmeflying
    22-25, F
    Oct 11, 2014

    Has swing jazz ever just made you feel really

    joyful? Like I was in a horrible mood, but you can't be sad when listening to Jumpin' at the Woodside. Just jamming out a little bit made my day infinity better.
    pianokat pianokat
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    I started moving over to jazz due to the

    garbage being put out lately with R&B and Rap especially. The one thing about music is theres so much to explore. Groups/songs I've never heard before. But I like Down to the Bone, 480 east to name a few. King Curtis, David Sanborn..there's a Funk Jazz station on Pandora I...
    BigBoogieD BigBoogieD
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    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, and drums. Jazz vocalists, especially those that can scat, are simply awesome. Some of my favorite artists include Louis Armstrong (how can you...
    Qataram Qataram
    41-45, M
    Dec 13, 2013

    One of my favourite jazz numbers is Ella

    Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong's rendition of 'Dream A Little Dream Of Me'.The silvery voice of Ella Fitzgerald and the husky voice of Louis Armstrong!I love this song! *dances around the room*
    SingapuraGirl SingapuraGirl
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 23

    Music Got Me Out Of Depression

    I used to play the Clarinet at school, and played in the County Orchestra, that was 60 years ago. I always talked about playing the Sax, but was always in to other stuff, My wife passed away when she got Cancer, I was very ill and depressed, as we were very close in a 40...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 22, 2011

    Riyoko Takagi Check this out,

    SPEECHLESS. https://youtu.be/pgn3FDzI3aA
    babyblueeee babyblueeee
    31-35, F
    Jan 22

    "Sister Moon" ~ Sting

    My favourite song of all time... (I placed this in the "jazz" group because of the exquisite sax by Branford Marsalis)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Sep 2, 2012
    ExploreroftheUnknown ExploreroftheUnknown
    18-21, M
    Feb 27

    Julie London, Diana Krall,

    Thelonious Monk, Charlie The Bird, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, Coltrane of course, Chick Corea and my true love Chet Baker. My favorite songs are: I'm in the Mood for Love, My One and Only Love, Peel Me a Grape, Almost Blue, Chetty's Lullabye, Yves et Danielle, You go to my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 13

    As I'm literally going

    for a drive this song come on. How perfectly ironic :)
    yousentmeflying yousentmeflying
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2015

    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 afternoon when I was 9, and decided the thing to do with three inquisitive kids was to whip out the Brubeck. I remember us gathering around the record...
    humdinger humdinger
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Aug 27, 2007

    In case y'all didn't know,

    April 30th is International Jazz day."We all want to live in a jazz world where we all work together, improvise together, are not afraid of taking chances and expressing ourselves."Herbie Hancock, UNESCO Goodwill AmbassadorP.S. Do yourself a favor and check the jazz on the other...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 30, 2015

    Yes...Satchmo the one

    and only !...When I go to jam sessions, those where the audience can participate, I always ask for this song...and dance it in the aisle...lol...wonderful time...:)
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    I have had a headache

    and have been feeling a bit down all day, but the only thing that took to fix it all was a little Saint Louis Blues. I wish other people could feel so much better with just a bit of jazz. If only it were as popular as it once was.
    pianokat pianokat
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015

    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 listened to this all day long ... Miles Davis was a visonary, developing a style of music that would set a new golden standard. My...
    RichieRich78 RichieRich78
    51-55, M
    8 Responses Jul 19, 2010

    midnight jazz music. .

    with a bottle of white wine,what an awesome night
    Canyoner Canyoner
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

    Two jewels by Cab Calloway: "Blues in the night"

    and "Skunk Song"Because even singing about life being a wreck, they got swing!Blues in the night ♪My mamma was right, there's blues in the night!♪ Skunk Song ♪I guess I've lost my funk on the count I ain't nothing but a skunk♪
    oneiric13 oneiric13
    26-30, M
    Mar 24

    The Strange Monk

    One of the advantages of coming to jazz at a late period of time like I did, I missed some of the controversies that player who were out of the box went through. Today, Charlie Parker is a Jazz God.  In his day, people were asking if Be Bop was even jazz Music.  Cab Calloway...
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 16, 2013

    My director is having us play all these weird

    *** jazz pieces, one of them switches between polka and swing. Like how the hell is that jazz.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 22, 2015

    "La Vie en Rose" - Louis Armstrong I just love

    drifting into this sweet Jazzy music...so dreamy and romantic :P
    kiki2016 kiki2016
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    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 the smokey hotel bar, there is a group of old black men playing true, old, bluesy, jazz. I just sit alone and think...
    Travel4work Travel4work
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Apr 3, 2012

    I love fast paced bebop

    and big band with a strong, loud, powerful bari sax. I've played tenor and bari for almost 7 years and honestly, it's my favorite thing to do. I love being able to feel the deep notes of the bari in my bones when I play, and the incredible voice-like range of the tenor gives me...
    thatonetransdude thatonetransdude
    18-21, M
    Feb 23
    LwrenSD LwrenSD
    26-30, F
    4 Responses May 4, 2015
    sabbracaddabraa sabbracaddabraa
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Jan 19, 2013

    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 contained in a restless spirit; seeking nothing less than to play the mind of God through his horn, that's all.  If all he had done stopped at A love...
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2012
    LwrenSD LwrenSD
    26-30, F
    Jul 6, 2015

    It don't mean a thing

    if it ain't got that swing! I love it! I'm a jazz cat at heart! Because jazz is feelings! I could spend a whole day talking about jazz, in fact I like to hear music with someone else but I have never met (in real life) someone who enjoys so much like me! I get creative and happy...
    oneiric13 oneiric13
    26-30, M
    Dec 9, 2015

    Spent the day recovering at home alone

    so I turn on pandora and listen to Jazz all day long! My brother go home and to my amazement he didn't change the station!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 23, 2015

    Jazz legend Clark Terry passed away on

    February 21, 2015 at the age of 94. In a career lasting over seven decades, Mr. Terry was best known for his impeccable musicianship as a trumpet and flugelhorn player, but the most important part of his legacy may the role he played as an educator and mentor to multiple...
    Rutterman Rutterman
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2015

    There's something about Sinatra's voice

    that makes me want to conquer the world, and do it my way.
    ZippyHippy ZippyHippy
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2015

    "in A Sentimental Mood" ~ Duke Ellington, John Coltrane

    The earliest memories of my childhood included this music and my parents close by...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Sep 2, 2012

    On Green Dolphin Street

    As done by Herbie Hancock
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus
    56-60, M
    Jan 10, 2013

    Minor Swing ~ Django Reinhardt

    and Stephane Grappelli
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 20, 2015

    Im 17 and basically hate modern music

    but i love billie holiday, ella fitzgerald, ray charles etc and its the only music i can listen to
    karasummit karasummit
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 5, 2014

    I love the fact that in jazz,

    it's like acting. You could always improv. However, I really love jazz but I can NOT sing jazz to save my life. It's such a shame, scatting is fun but I suck at it XD
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 15, 2014

    This one is very nice.

    I'm glad to have bought it ! If you're a sucker for the saxophone as I am, this will literally be music to your ears. Enjoy :)
    yousentmeflying yousentmeflying
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 27

    My love for jazz came from my love

    for the saxophone. My favorite time remembering listening to it was in Jacksonville's airport a few years ago, Christmas time, my favorite time of year. The saxophone sounded so sweet to my ears. I've yet to get myself to a Jazz club since turning 21. I can't wait to find a nice...
    yousentmeflying yousentmeflying
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 18, 2014

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