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I Love Jazz

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    Zaquoya Zaquoya 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 18

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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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    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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    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 10 Responses Jul 19, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    "Royal Garden Blues" - Hans Carling's New

    Cooling's Jazzmen"Royal Garden Blues” is one of my favorite traditional jazz pieces. I was introduced to Bix Beiderbecke’s 1927 recording of the song some time ago and it probably is the best known and most popular version. The only other rendition that I had long...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 20

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    Flamenco Sketches By Miles Davis

    From Miles' Kind Of Blue CD--sublime My favorite from the album
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 12, 2012

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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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    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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    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

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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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    From the simplest rendition of Happy Birthday,

    to Prodigy, Chet Atkins, Alison Krauss, Earl Klugh and beyond, Its all Jazz. All of it.
    RobertCarlos RobertCarlos 46-50, M Nov 10

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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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    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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    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...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    bobman57 bobman57 18-21, M 2 Responses May 6

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    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.
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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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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    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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    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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    So for state competition this year,

    we're playing, i remember clifford, the heat's on, and decoupage
    Datjazz97 Datjazz97 22-25, M Mar 31

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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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    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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    My Funny ValentineMy funny valentineSweet comic

    valentineYou make me smile with my heartYour looks are laughableUnphotographableYet you're my favorite work of artIs your Figure less than Greek?Is your mouth a little weak?When you open it to speakAre you smart?But don't change your hair for meNot if you care for meStay little...
    DNightTrain DNightTrain 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 23

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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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    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 2 Responses Aug 16

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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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    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...
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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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 Aug 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    On Green Dolphin Street

    As done by Herbie Hancock
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 10, 2013

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    midnight jazz music. .

    with a bottle of white wine,what an awesome night
    sylsteve sylsteve 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 12

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    George Benson's Breezin,

    smooth stuff.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Oct 28

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

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    It's since forever, I've always lived those

    jazz music that they play on movies or tv show and even some video games but I never listen to an actual band. Is there anyone who can give a band I can start with. Any type of jazz would be ok !
    ClassicGentleman ClassicGentleman 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 22

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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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    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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    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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    Take Five with Dave Brubeck,

    one of the greatest pieces of Jazz music, period!!! A must listen.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 19

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