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I Love Jazz

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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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    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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    Sax

    I am a 2nd year jazz tenor sax and am already playing Grade 7 ABRSM (funny as Im also an 11th year pianist and have only done up to Grade 3 :p) I absolutely love jazz its awakened a happiness and a zest for life in me that I never knew was there. I play for 3 hours a day and...
    Aryashi Aryashi 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 19, 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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    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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    Sarah Or Ella?

    They're both impeccable. But if you had to pick just one, who would it be and why?
    humdinger humdinger 46-50, F 10 Responses Sep 3, 2007

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    I Love Jazz!

    I've had jazz in my life for a long time. My dad used to like to listen to modern jazz, but in truth that style really does nothing for me. I love bebop, swing and combo jazz, as well as the vocal jazz greats like Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Diana Krall and Mel...
    Christabel Christabel 19-21, F 4 Responses Jul 27, 2007

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    I Love to Scat!

    Scooby shoo-dwop pee doo fiddly diddly doo wop. Bwwwwwwwweeeeeee fow wadow boop blip. Fee foo fa doodley doop bow. Weeeeeeee.......
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    Take Five

    There are many good reasons to listen to the Dave Brubeck Quartet. On of them is to see what a great saxophonist Paul Desmond was. 
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 14, 2013

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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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    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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    The Steve Lacy Quartet

    Jazz master of the soprano saxophone,Steve Lacy performing live with his quartet. Lacy is one of the world's biggest Monk fans and has recorded tributes to Monk throughout his career.  But he also has the searching spirit to delve into a bit of free jazz. 
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 13, 2013

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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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    This Is Intense

    Freedom Now Suit was one of the most powerful albums of any genre that I owned. Abbey Lincoln and Max Roach capture the mood at the time of the civil rights movement when black protest was becoming more strident.  Spurred on by leaders like Malcom X, blacks were taking pride in...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 13, 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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    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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    "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 2 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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    Sweet Honey

    Cassandra Wilson does a great rendition of this Van Morrison song, and she's way prettier than Van the Man.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 15, 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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    Afro Blue

    Yes John Coltrane played this song and lifted it to great heights. But this song still belongs to the great conga player Mongo Santamaria 
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 12, 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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    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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    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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    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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    More Free Music

    This time we go to Mister Albert Ayler
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 19, 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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    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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    I've come to find it's my favorite genre.

    There's just something about it. I'm not sure. It's so very beautiful and smooth and I even love the way the older singers pronounce their words. My first favorite singer in this genre was the late and great Amy Winehouse, although some would argue about her genre. Doesn't...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    Jazz - America's Only Indigenous Art Form

    When I was barely into double digits my father introduced me to jazz.  Fats Waller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, Billie Holiday – the elite.  By the time I hit college I was deep into rock &ndash...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 14 Responses Jun 23, 2007

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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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    Bob Acri - Sleep Away

    Listen to this! its wonderful! 
    quietbeauty quietbeauty 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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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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    How I Got Hooked

    Jaco pastorius ... The end
    munchys93 munchys93 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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    The Sweet Science Of Jazz When Played By Two Professors

    The Bridge was the first great collaboration between Sonny Rollins and guitarist Jim Hall. Their playing together was electric.  This is a tight band that listens well, and no one ever gets lost. 
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 14, 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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    A Beautiful Duet

    Jim Hall and French pianist Petrucciani play Beautiful Love, beautifully.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 16, 2013

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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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    Jazz at Massey Hall recorded May 15,

    1953 in Toronto. It's one of the best hours of jazz I've ever heard.
    sailor764 sailor764 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Cassandra

    That husky, smokey, sexy voice sends waves of subtle electricity into the air. Every syllable she utters goes to your head, then your and then your groin. Her voice is very much about the beauty of sex.  That comes out in every song she sings.  But there is also taste and...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 14, 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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    Nostalgic

    I love the way jazz music can make you feel relaxed, upbeat and even reminiscent and nostalgic. I will forever be in love with jazz.
    alwaysinbetween alwaysinbetween 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 24, 2009

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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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    John Scofield

    An experience worth having. John Scofield live at the Blue Note 
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 25, 2013

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    Frankie And Antonio

    A few Bossa Nova songs with Sinatra and Jobim. Simply lovely. 
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 17, 2013

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    I love music! All kinds but especially music from different cultures. Manu Chao is bae <3 lmao I love jazz a lot too and when I was little I actually wanted to be a jazz...
    BBBritPlease BBBritPlease 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 mins ago

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    I LOVE music , music is everything, music is life .... I can't go 1 minute without music being apart of my life ... I love to sing ... I would always listen to music whenever I...
    ecoglitcher ecoglitcher 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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