I Love Jazz

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    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, 2016

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

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

    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

    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

    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, 2016

    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, 2016
    ExploreroftheUnknown ExploreroftheUnknown
    18-21, M
    Feb 27, 2016

    There's something about Sinatra's voice

    that makes me want to conquer the world, and do it my way.
    ZippyHippy ZippyHippy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2015

    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

    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...
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    1 Response Jan 13, 2016

    On Green Dolphin Street

    As done by Herbie Hancock
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus
    56-60, M
    Jan 10, 2013
    LwrenSD LwrenSD
    31-35, F
    Jul 6, 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

    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

    I started getting into jazz today

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

    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, 2016

    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

    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
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Oct 16, 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
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2015

    midnight jazz music. .

    with a bottle of white wine,what an awesome night
    Canyoner Canyoner
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

    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

    "Sister Moon" ~ Sting

    My favourite song of all time... (I placed this in the "jazz" group because of the exquisite sax by Branford Marsalis)
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    5 Responses Sep 2, 2012

    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

    "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
    LwrenSD LwrenSD
    31-35, F
    4 Responses May 4, 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

    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.
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    1 Response May 22, 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!
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    Jul 23, 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

    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...
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    Oct 22, 2011

    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

    Anybody got any recommendations

    for some nice pre-swing, 20s tunes?
    LovinPaper LovinPaper
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 26, 2015

    Minor Swing ~ Django Reinhardt

    and Stephane Grappelli
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    3 Responses Feb 20, 2015
    QuiteReal QuiteReal
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 26, 2015

    Riyoko Takagi Check this out,

    SPEECHLESS. https://youtu.be/pgn3FDzI3aA
    babyblueeee babyblueeee
    31-35, F
    Jan 22, 2016

    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.
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    1 Response Jan 28, 2013

    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
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    7 Responses Dec 5, 2012

    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
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    May 8, 2015

    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
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    1 Response Dec 15, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Mar 13, 2015

    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

    A friend has turned me on to jazz.

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

    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

    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...
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    Apr 30, 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
    sabbracaddabraa sabbracaddabraa
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015
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    7 Responses Jan 19, 2013
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