Are There Any Jazz Lovers Out There?

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  1. Westfield Charlie

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    I know that supposedly only 5% of Americans listen to Jazz. I'm hooked on 1960's-1950's jazz in particular, but also listen to everything jazz, including a lot of the very modern stuff. At the moment, my favorite is Bill Evan's Empathy . Two newer all-time favorites are Charlie Haden, Keith Jarret's 2010 Jasmine, and Ahmad Jamal's 2011 Blue Moon.

    Jazz lovers, what's your favorite 50's/60's and current jazz?
     
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    I've seen Toshio Akifumi and Stan Getz live. Fantastic!

    Favorite? Probably Monk.
     
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    About 40 years ago, I went to see Sonny Rollins and, on the other day, Earl Hines but loved Bud Powell and John Coltrane above all!
    I still miss them.
     
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    Oscar Peterson, Jan Johansson, various New Orleans jazz artists - that's my kinda jazz. :)
     
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    Thanks for the responses, fellow 5% minority members.
     
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    Thanks for a nice thread, Charlie.
    There will never be another you :D
     
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    I like Kazumi Watenabe. Have a couple of his CDs. Interesting jazz fusion.
     
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    Kazumi and his brother Sadao are good too.
     
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    Yeah, I like Jazz.
    Not sure if I have an all-time, #1 player, song or album, but some people I enjoy more often than others would be Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz and Bill Evans.
    Currently looking to pick up an Oscar Perterson album that featured Stan Getz.

    ...thinking about it a little more now, I guess if I had to pick one song overall, it would likely be Stardust...as played by Pete Fountain on a (now rare) album he put out in the early 60's.



    Elvis
     
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    #10 Aozora, Nov 4, 2013
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    Jazz from NZ or with a NZ connection:

    Mavis Rivers - originally from Samoa

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACEKYz7Qqjw


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFrT44PJkVg

    Matt Catingub (son of Mavis Rivers)

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGIwY2r4ea8


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5K6JZfuAjg


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_fYzbfir5I


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHtI1wcgG4A


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZrL6Kj3kfM
    Solo Violin: Amy Schwartz Moretti
    Violins, Jessie Fellows Cara Schlecker
    Viola, Drew Forde
    Cello, Rogerio Shieh
    Bass, Kurt Muroki
    Piano, Elizabeth Pridgen
    Cajon, Steve Moretti

    Getting into funkier territory...

    Rodger Fox

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjdXjp9y-vA

    The Quincy Conserve from the 1970s (NZ's answer to Blood Sweat Tears):


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3T5XjIKUYE

    Rick Bryant

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPeFNuHo_SY

    Gotham City Express:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGTAVzU5j0A
     
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    Pretty cool stuff, Aozora.

    Just posting a quick little update - I got the Oscar Peterson/Stan Getz album, AND, Coltrane's My Favourite Things. I think I spent less than $15 for both CD's.
    Money well spent. I highly recommend both.

    ..and now, Clark Terry Pepper Adams in Stockholm, 1978


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvT9EgkIFn8

    ...drummer is Egil Johansen, bassist is Sture Noirdin and pianist is Lars Sjosten.

    Enjoy! =)
     
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    That Judy Bailey segment has a very early-Return-To-Forever vibe to it.
    Nice stuff, thanks for sharing.

    Thought that since this website is (in part) an ode to the Big Band era, why not play some of that music....And so, here's The King of Swing himself, Benny Goodman and his orchestra playing a little ditty called "Rattle and Roll"....

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b2438KL-5s
     
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    Buddy Rich Monster album. I played professionally for over 30 years and had the pleasure of knowing him. He was cool and generous. Really inspired me.

    Stan
     
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    Nice... Cats can blow . Thanks for the blast from the past!
    Stan
     
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    I'm listening to Akiha Nakashima playing A Night In Tunisia. This girl is a fab sax player.
     
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    #19 Elvis, Aug 24, 2014
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    Glad you enjoyed her Elvis
    You might enjoy a visit here: Big Friendly Jazz Orchestra (BFJO) PlayList.
    The band was all girl for the first few years until some boys clued in that they were doing concerts and competitions all over Japan.
     
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