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    It makes me so happy,

    it's almost mesmerizing to me. It just takes away my bad feelings and harmful thoughts and I end up grooving and playing with such amazing people and making rad music and dancing. It's really a shame I had to leave jazz to perform in concert band. But I had fun in jazz for an...
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F Feb 3

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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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    On Green Dolphin Street

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

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 51-55, F 9 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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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 66-70, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 7 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    Minor Swing ~ Django Reinhardt

    and Stephane Grappelli
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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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, 2014

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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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    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 3 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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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, 2014

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    The beauty of jazz is how a particular song is

    reinterpreted. Consider Miles Davis' "Nardis" as performed by Patricia Barber and her marvelous group . . .
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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    midnight jazz music. .

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

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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 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    Ponteio ~ Astrud Gilberto With Stanley Turrentine

    from the album "Gilberto with Turrentine"
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 6 Responses Nov 24, 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, 2014

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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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    And all though he's nothing,

    in the scheme of my years. It just serves to bludgeon my futile tears. And I'm not use to this. I observer, yeah. I don't chase. And now I sit with consequences thrusting my face. His message was brutal, but the delivery was kind. Maybe if I get this dish I'll get it off my...
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2014

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    Sunday nights in bed

    as a kid. Used to listen to Alexis Korner on radio2. Then years later Jazz FM. Peter Young, Robbie Vincent, Greig Edwards, fantastic stuff. Also cost me a fortune in import albums!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 15

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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, 2014

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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 1 Response Oct 11, 2014

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    Inexperienced3 Inexperienced3 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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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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    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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    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

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    bobman57 bobman57 18-21, M 2 Responses May 6, 2014

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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 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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    Zaquoya Zaquoya 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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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, 2014

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    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 1 Response Mar 13

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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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    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, 2014

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    About to drive 4 hours from my house to play in

    a jazz ensemble with the top high school musicians in the state!! I'm so exciteddddd
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    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 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    I just found out that one of my favorite

    moments in jazz was actually about politics: 1961, Louis Armstrong in Egypt."During the Cold War, the United States made the case for the American way of life by sending its best ambassadors abroad — jazz musicians. “Music that was unique to America and represented a...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    Today at my lesson my teacher gave me her

    flugelhorn :) I give it back in two weeks! I'm so excited to play it in allstate :)
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    "song For My Lady" ~ Mccoy Tyner

    One of my favourites of jazz...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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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 51-55, F 6 Responses Sep 2, 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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