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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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 7 Responses Jan 19, 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 10 Responses Jul 19, 2010

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    Cheshirethecat Cheshirethecat 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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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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    "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 5 Responses Sep 2, 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses May 22

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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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    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 8 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    LwrenSD LwrenSD 26-30, F 2 Responses May 4

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    Minor Swing ~ Django Reinhardt

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

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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 2 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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

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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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    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 1 Response May 8

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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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    On Green Dolphin Street

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

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    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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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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    George Benson's Breezin,

    smooth stuff.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Oct 28, 2014

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    Inexperienced3 Inexperienced3 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Dec 15, 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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    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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    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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    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 Sep 22, 2014

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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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    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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