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Moody, Melancholic Detective Jazz

I don't know anything about jazz. But what I do know is that I love jazz that feels like it's straight out of a 1940s detective film. Melancholic, moody, slow. Mostly made up of saxophone, piano, and upright bass. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Sep 1, 2016 - 34 answers

Raucous and chaotic music wanted

I would like to find more music in the vein of this: Something speedy with no definite rhythm and preferably pretty jazzy. Maybe something Charlie Parker-esque but with a little more clash.
posted by wilywabbit on Aug 11, 2016 - 9 answers

Instrumental jazz album for sexy times

What is your favorite jazz album for making love? Prefer anything later than 1950 but before 1990. Also prefer instrumental. Not too obscure. Should be easy to find on iTunes. That's it. Thanks!
posted by marsha56 on Jul 18, 2016 - 15 answers

Lyrics for Dixieland song -- Sing On

I love this old Dixieland tune "Sing On" and in the chorus I can hear "Sing On," but I can't find the lyrics anywhere. There are other songs called this and Google has a lot of red herrings. Anyone have a clue where I can find the words? Here is a classic example
posted by jackmcc on May 25, 2016 - 2 answers

More like this!

I'm looking for more music that sounds like this Lou Reed bootleg with Don Cherry on trumpet. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on May 23, 2016 - 6 answers

[Jazz Filter] I like these, and I want more of these.

I am building a Sunday jazz playlist that involves some old standards during the 1930s and 1940s. So, big band and swing. But I am leaning more towards something, er, softer. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on May 14, 2016 - 11 answers

Help me identify this jazz tune. Difficulty level: instrumental

I have a tune stuck in my head that my high school's jazz band played fifteen years ago. I would really like to hear it, but I can't remember the title. Since it's an instrumental, this feels like a long shot, but I've seen AskMe work greater miracles before. [more inside]
posted by biogeo on Apr 30, 2016 - 4 answers

Jean Luc Ponty, Jazz Fusion Music Video set in Paris? Night Flight?

Asking for my father - Does anyone remember seeing a jazz fusion music video set in Paris during the night, featuring bridges? [more inside]
posted by belau on Apr 16, 2016 - 0 answers

What do colleges look at for dance major admission and scholarship?

If someone wants to major in dance and even try for a scholarship, what are they looking at most? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Apr 8, 2016 - 6 answers

Spooky Jazz

I like jazz that's mournful, spooky, or creepy. Help me find more. [more inside]
posted by Prunesquallor on Mar 13, 2016 - 32 answers

Dixieland/New Orleans-style jazz in the Boston area?

Where can I hear Dixieland/New Orleans-style jazz in the Boston area? Dunno if I'm using the right terms - it's the jazz I hear on the show Treme, in Somerville's Honk! parade, and at Mardi Gras parties and parades.
posted by cadge on Feb 15, 2016 - 6 answers

What's That Sound?

Do these types/styles of music have a name, and where can I find similar music? [more inside]
posted by mattdidthat on Oct 22, 2015 - 15 answers

Intersection of jazz instruments and culture?

Did the instruments played by jazz musicians have cultural significance? [more inside]
posted by archimago on Oct 22, 2015 - 14 answers

What's going on on Ayler's Spiritual Unity?

I've been listening to Albert Ayler's Spiritual Unity. I like it, or substantial parts of it. However, I do not understand why it's an "important" record, as most people seem to agree that it is. I do not know anything technical about music at all, although I listen to a lot of it, and to a lot of "noise" records. Can anyone explain what this album is doing and why it is important? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Oct 16, 2015 - 4 answers

I loves you, "I Loves You Porgy"!

Does a better quality recording of this Nina Simone performance of I Loves You Porgy exist?
posted by phrontist on Oct 2, 2015 - 5 answers

Never Enough Rhodes

Hello, I'm looking for specific instrumental jazz/soul/hip hop tracks involving drums, rhodes keyboards and bass. THAT'S IT. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Oct 2, 2015 - 13 answers

Streaming classical and jazz music.

I work from home—writing and various bits of research—and always have music on in the background. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by standardasparagus on Sep 2, 2015 - 17 answers

Style of music and recommendations for more? - Speakeasy Collective

I once was given an album called Speakeasy Collective, here. I can't find more. [more inside]
posted by jefflowrey on Aug 25, 2015 - 8 answers

Kids in the Hall sketch about an aging rocker who now likes jazz

I think it's Bruce. I think he's wearing a denim jacket. He's raging against OR telling the young people to rage against the impending onset of liking jazz that happens when one ages.
posted by kristymcj on Jul 18, 2015 - 4 answers

JAMMIN ON THE ONE

On an episode of The Cosby Show, Stevie Wonder asked Theo Huxtable what he would say if he was at a party. His answer was "Jammin on the one". But what does it mean? [more inside]
posted by keli on Jun 11, 2015 - 9 answers

Over 2000 Songs on Three And A Half Compact Discs For Only $2.98!!

Inspired by a recent FPP, I went to iTunes to buy Charles Mingus' Ah Um. I found the standard 12-track album (9 original, 3 new) for $9.99, a $16.99 50th Anniversary Edition (24 tracks), a $4.99 album (9 original tracks), and also for $4.99, Charles Mingus Complete Recordings: 1957 - 1960, a 9-album, 68-song collection including the 9 original Ah Um tracks. Being no dummy cheap, I got the latter, and am now wondering if there are any other festivals of musical bargains which may be lurking on the iTunes, and have some other questions about how to tell a good compilation from bad, and the differences in editions and releases of the same albums. [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Apr 8, 2015 - 5 answers

(Jazz?) Music composed over people talking normally

Looking for Aleatoric compositions on unaltered voice tracks. [more inside]
posted by codybaldwin on Mar 24, 2015 - 10 answers

Lauren Bacall Me, Maybe?

My question is two-fold: I am looking for songs from the late 90's to now that would be good candidates for reinterprating in vintage Jazz styles from the 20's to the 40's. I am also looking for a name for this group--a portamentaou that combines the name of an entertainer from the 20's, 30's, or 40's with something from the modern era. An example would be "Lauren Bacall Me, Maybe". [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Mar 24, 2015 - 20 answers

Recommend to me some more early 20th century Asian music

So I've been obsessed with Legend of Korra (shock, I know), and part of the reason I love it so much is the Art Deco/Jazz Age style in an East Asian setting. I want to get more into the actual historical sources and music for that era. I've found a collection of pre-war Japanese albums, but can anyone recommend to me more musicians or collections I should be looking into? [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey on Mar 12, 2015 - 4 answers

To which other vocalists should I be listening?

I recently took up the ukulele, and have been doing well enough that I'm ready to start recording a few of the songs I've learned. A few of my friends have pointed out some interesting things about my voice, and I'd like to explore this a little more as a listener. [more inside]
posted by pxe2000 on Feb 18, 2015 - 9 answers

Not quite my tempo.

Just finished watching Whiplash and I would like to know what are some of the fastest Big Band Jazz recordings the world has ever heard? [more inside]
posted by querty on Feb 2, 2015 - 20 answers

What does GR-155 on this record refer to?

Yesterday I picked up a 180 gram 1995 pressing of A Love Supreme for fifteen bucks. Happy day. Prominant on the spine is printed "GR-155". What does this number refer to? Seems like an awfully conspicuous placement for it to be just a Impulse! catalogue number.
posted by jwhite1979 on Dec 26, 2014 - 5 answers

JazzFilter

Can you recommend some classic or contemporary jazz albums with the same aesthetic as Sun Ra's "Sleeping Beauty"? [more inside]
posted by stinkfoot on Dec 22, 2014 - 9 answers

Name that tune, some obscure jazz with chanting?

I heard this song twice on college radio in the early 1990's, and I haven't heard it since. It sounds like mid-tempo jazz, but with an experimental twist... [more inside]
posted by ovvl on Oct 16, 2014 - 4 answers

Morbidfilter: What Jazz greats should I see live...before they die?

So I was lucky enough to see Ray Charles before he died at the Hollywood Bowl. And Sarah Vaughn at the Blue Note in the 80's. And Ella at Radio City around the same time. But I never got to see Sinatra. Or Sammy. Or Nina Simone. Largely because I couldn't afford it. So now it occurs to me I can. And Southwest tickets aren't that expensive if I want to go anywhere in the US. So who should I see among the greats - who are still out there playing - before it's too late?
posted by rileyray3000 on Oct 15, 2014 - 31 answers

Help me identify this song I heard today: Jazz/blues, female singer

I heard a song this morning as I pulled into my work and didn't hear the end of it as I was running a bit late and figured I could Google it later. Well, that didn't work, so now I'm asking you guys. [more inside]
posted by sucky_poppet on Sep 6, 2014 - 7 answers

Jazz Duo Albums

What are your favorite jazz albums that feature duos, with or without rhythm section? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Aug 13, 2014 - 24 answers

Classical music recommendations for a listener of free jazz?

I listen to a very wide variety of music, but one giant gap in my knowledge is classical music. I'm looking for recommendations for classical music to check out (either specific albums, works, or composers). To narrow it down a bit, how about something from any era that would be of interest to someone with an appreciation for avant-garde/free jazz from the 60s (think Coleman, later Coltrane, Shepp, Taylor... heck, even Brotzmann)? And preferably music that's available on streaming services.
posted by laze on Jul 14, 2014 - 11 answers

Awoken to Striking Chords of Gold

Can you help me find the song that rattled me yesterday morning? [more inside]
posted by alice_curiouse on Jun 18, 2014 - 5 answers

The jazz musicians' equivalent of a sex tape.

I just found out about a super-secret super-smooth jazz record. Are there others out there? [more inside]
posted by umbú on May 31, 2014 - 6 answers

Help me figure out what James 'Blood' Ulmer record this is.

What James 'Blood' Ulmer record has a photo on the back of him and his band wearing African attire and looking tough? My boyfriend wistfully mentioned having owned it and I'd love to pick up a copy for his birthday. [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Apr 21, 2014 - 2 answers

Identify old guitar

Hello , can you please help me finding out more about this old guitar. I think it might be a Jazz guitar, my grandpa bought it second hand around 1958. If you read closely on the neck it says "Trademark Clove" and something else unreadable. Here is a couple of images: Guitar 1 Guitar 2 Guitar 3 Guitar 4 It is still playable and sounds good to.
posted by mr_rg on Mar 28, 2014 - 11 answers

In need of more doom-jazz along the lines of Bohren & der Club of Gore

I've been listening to pretty much nothing but Bohren for about a week, and need more music in a similar vein: extremely slow and at least somewhat jazzy. Details regarding what I already know/like below the fold. [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on Feb 13, 2014 - 14 answers

GypsyJazzFilter

Looking for suggestions for songs to ask our gypsy-jazz wedding band to play! [more inside]
posted by Miko on Feb 10, 2014 - 13 answers

Playlist help: Jazz edition. Fast and bass-y!

You've saved your money, quit your job, and found yourself adventuring across the country with your lover/best friend riding shotgun. For those long stretches of desert driving and other spans of nothingness, when it's the middle of the night and you can smell caffeine coming out your pores, what is your jazz playlist? [more inside]
posted by little_dog_laughing on Jan 30, 2014 - 11 answers

Sunday Night Jazz in NY

I have a date with my visiting from out of town stepsister this Sunday and she wants to go see some live jazz but nothing too avant guard. Please help me look cool by recommending somewhere we could go. She's a music teacher and plays a couple instruments so unlike me she probably knows good from bad. Nice cocktails would be a plus and ideally not to far out as she's staying at a hotel in Times Square.
posted by SpaceWarp13 on Jan 28, 2014 - 12 answers

Suggest unto me more records like Ronnie Laws' Friends And Strangers.

So Im sitting in this dive downtown waiting for a friend to show up, and this lady in her 60's is absolutely destroying at Jukebox. I mean Delphonics, Philly Soul, early 70s Quincy (you gotta love the modern Internet jukebox.) So then, out of nowhere, the greatest song I have never heard comes on. It's Ronnie Laws' "Friends and Strangers" and the song hits me so square-on that I'm on ebay ordering the vinyl before the song even ends. Now I can't stop listening to the album and want more. That's where you come in... [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Dec 26, 2013 - 6 answers

What are the jazz standards of your kitchen?

I'm pretty recipe-bound in the kitchen. I'd like to get better at improvising. I'm looking for things to cook that are instantly identifiable and delicious despite major changes in the ingredients list, the culinary equivalent of a jazz standard that can be played a thousand different ways while still being itself. Dishes that have the weird recognisability of Benderick Cumblebatch's name. What have you got? [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Dec 18, 2013 - 36 answers

Best jazz Christmas records?

I like jazz, and I like Christmas music. Which jazz Christmas music would I enjoy? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Nov 21, 2013 - 21 answers

Help with New Orleans piano

I have become obsessed with New Orleans piano. What CDs are the best place to start for the following: Jelly Roll Morton Professor Longhair Dr. John. Plus, any names I should add to the list? Thanks.
posted by captainscared on Oct 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Trying to find a song...

Years ago on some local radio station I heard a silly jazz song with a guy singing about being surprised to encounter a bald woman. The chorus went something like, "Well, looky there. She didn't have no hair.....no hair up there." [more inside]
posted by SarahBellum on Oct 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Jazz ad lib tool

Know any free tools or software that will play a chord progression for me? [more inside]
posted by Flashbullzeye on Sep 23, 2013 - 9 answers

Singing multiple notes at once

Is it possible to sing more than one note at a time? [more inside]
posted by grateful on Sep 23, 2013 - 15 answers

Instrumental music for the four seasons

I am working on a playlist for a restaurant. I would like suggestions of instrumental music that evokes summer, fall, winter and spring. I tried some tropical music by Martin Denny which worked really well for summer. It is a Japanese restaurant in Japan. I think that jazz is the best match for the restaurant so I am looking for mostly jazz suggestions. See the current playlist linked below [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on Sep 9, 2013 - 9 answers

Jazz for dark, lonely nights of the soul

Jazz songs like "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat/Theme for Lester Young" by Charles Mingus? [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Jun 22, 2013 - 13 answers

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