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I Love Jazz

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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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    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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    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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    This is a cool, jazz-funk version of

    "Swingin’ Shepard Blues” by Herbie Mann and The Tommy McCook Band. It’s been performed by a number of artists, but I think this is my favorite interpretation of the song. Not sure when this was recorded, but I’m guessing early to mid ‘70’s.
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M Aug 23

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    CHET BAKER - EVERY TIME WE SAY

    GOODBYE  Everytime we say goodbye, I die a little,Everytime we say goodbye, I wonder why a little,Why the gods above me, who must be in the know.Think so little of me, they allow you to go.When you're near, there's such an air of spring about it,I can hear a lark somewhere...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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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 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

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    Dave Brubeck

    We've lost another jazz legend--Dave is now re-united with Paul Desmond A collaboration between Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond--"Unfinished Woman"  Something deep and moody--" Blue Shadows in The Street"  We've lost a genius and someone that was a true humanitarian  
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2012

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    Right now I'm listening to "Jazz After Hours"

    on NPR. Just thinking and remembering... I love Jazz, it's always going to be my favorite genre. It makes me feel happy and miserable at the same time. It's the most emotional type of music there is. I love my old classic rock and bluegrass, but they'll never get to the way a...
    yossarian1944 yossarian1944 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 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

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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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    "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 3 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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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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    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 and class, just like the man himself. This is one of my favorite pieces: Take the A Train to Harlem. 
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Sep 16, 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 again. 
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    I'm a big fan of the hard bop era.

    Monk, Davis, Blakey, etc.
    SlowGrind SlowGrind 70+, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 never ever be another Coltrane. It makes me sad that I wasn't alive during their reign, so I never had the chance to walk into a jazz...
    jjia25 jjia25 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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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 you can breathe more calmly with a pleasent smile on your face. Let your room be more colorful and let your body feel alive by the sensitive...
    zoejaneee zoejaneee 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    Ponteio ~ Astrud Gilberto With Stanley Turrentine

    from the album "Gilberto with Turrentine"
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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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 history program that featured several of my city's renound performers.  When I got home, I didn't hestiate to look the song up on the internet...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2010

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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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    On Green Dolphin Street

    As done by Herbie Hancock
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 10, 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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    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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    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 11 Responses Jul 19, 2010

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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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    "song For My Lady" ~ Mccoy Tyner

    One of my favourites of jazz...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    I Listen To A Lot Of Jazz

    I like to listen to music while I work. I often listen to jazz when I do. I'm really fond of late 60's and early 70's NY Loft jazz. I just dicovered some recordings from that era and I like the experimentation and freedome of that music. Lately, I have also been into William...
    janex19 janex19 41-45, F Oct 26, 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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    bobman57 bobman57 18-21, M 2 Responses May 6

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    James Blood Ulmer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywwHsK-7gDk
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2013

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    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

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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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    Nothing better than a nice jazz song 👌 sax

    and trumpet are best! Considering I used to play trumpet in a jazz band, I might be being a bit biased.
    CutiePie199 CutiePie199 18-21, F May 24

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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 he was.  On this cut, Mobleymania, he surrounded by talent: Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Paul Chambers...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 21, 2013

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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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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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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 Brubeck
    Baroquenhorse Baroquenhorse 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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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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    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

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    Sahara 72

    From Bobby Hughes Experience
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus 56-60, M Jun 27, 2013

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    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 2 Responses May 5

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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 music does this for me than jazz :D
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787 70+, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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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. If I had to pick just one ( sooo not fair! ) I'd have to say contemporary/smooth jazz would be it! I play piano...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Luiskoala Luiskoala 22-25, F Apr 28

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    The Hot Spot

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vRSlmLO04E
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M Sep 7, 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 love Dinah's story, voice and music so much that I felt the need to tell her story through this theatre production. I believe...
    JayleenS JayleenS 41-45 Jul 23, 2013

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    Contemplation

    Pour yourself something cold and put your feet up as you enjoy something soft and mellow McCoy Tyner's Contemplation
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2013

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    Haunting Beauty

    Elevator To The Gallows as written by Miles Davis
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus 56-60, M Dec 29, 2012

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    This rendition of “The Intimacy of the

    Blues” is probably my favorite. Performed by Tommy Flanagan (piano), Keter Betts (bass), and Bobby Durham (drums), this version is spare, low-key, and as befits the song’s title, intimate. I like the way it flows and the gentle way it swings. This is one piece I...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 16

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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 conversational yet deliberate rhythmic placement, her tune choices... I love her singing. I heard she was discovered when working as a...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 18

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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 love it so much.
    advaitak advaitak 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 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, 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 36-40, M Dec 13, 2013

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    Wild Goose Chase?

    Wild Goose Chase - Glen Gray? If you have listened to this song which I doubt you will most likely discover an amazing trombone line in it - but if your not a trombone player you may not just appreciate how awesome it is to have a full trombone section playing a line like that...
    TiredOfTomorrow TiredOfTomorrow 18-21 Sep 8, 2013

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