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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
, 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:
It is still playable and sounds good to.
posted by mr_rg
on Mar 28, 2014 -
Looking for suggestions for songs to ask our gypsy-jazz wedding band to play! [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Feb 10, 2014 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I have become obsessed with New Orleans piano. What CDs are the best place to start for the following:
Jelly Roll Morton
Plus, any names I should add to the list?
posted by captainscared
on Oct 27, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
I'm looking for excellent piano tracks, particularly boogie woogie and rag time. I'm looking for upbeat songs that have rhythm. I tend to like early rock and jazz not electronica. Songs that come to mind are Duke Ellington's Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue, anything by Booker T and the MGs. That kind of thing. Vocals are optional. Thanks.
posted by captainscared
on Jun 15, 2013 -
Where can I find a lead sheet for the song "Friends" by Chick Corea? Even better, where can I find transcriptions of the flute and piano solos in that song?
posted by MattMangels
on May 28, 2013 -
Are there any venues in East SF Bay, preferably Berkeley/Oakland, that host jazz jam sessions that are open to all comers (e.g. an amateur saxophone player such as myself)? Such places must exist, but Google and Craigslist have both failed me so far.
posted by zeri
on May 9, 2013 -
Identify this jazz tune titled "Just For Fun", which featured a lot of block chords with an unchanging upper voice, and some pretty interesting harmony. It was either all piano, or piano and a minimal rhythm section. Post-bop-y, maybe "third way" (ala Bill Evans).
posted by phrontist
on Apr 1, 2013 -
Trying to remember a jazz musician. He went commercial way back in 60's I think.
He played trumpet I think.
One tune I recall was "Elephant Walk"
He was a very big man. He was on TV for quite a while.
Can anyone remember this?
posted by JayRwv
on Feb 24, 2013 -
Lately, I can't get enough of the sound of McCoy Tyner's piano from the recordings he did with that great Coltrane quartet. I'm wearing those grooves thin. What else should I be listening to? [more inside]
posted by .kobayashi.
on Feb 11, 2013 -
I've played classical piano for years, but I'm just starting out with jazz and blues. A friends is learning bass guitar from scratch. Can anyone recommend some easy riffs or chord progressions we could play together?
posted by morninj
on Feb 5, 2013 -
I am trying to find a vinyl LP 33rpm record I owned second hand in the UK in the late 1980s. I remember it being called something like "Ellington in England" or "The English Ellington", but I might be wrong! at any rate, it featured tracks from Duke Ellington's 1930s tour of England, and one of the tracks was "Ain't Misbehavin'" - a vocal, not an instrumental, version. The record I remember was most probably released in the 1970s, but could conceivably have been 1960s.
Various extensive web searches and some decent Ellington discographies have come up blank. I'm not wrong am I? I'm not remembering something that never existed? Help me, Mefite Ellingtonians!
posted by pyotrstolypin
on Jan 26, 2013 -
Which book should I buy to replace the (non-existent) 10th edition of "The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings"? [more inside]
posted by avysk
on Dec 26, 2012 -
I just heard a recognizable piece of music at a Christmas event, but can't name it. [more inside]
posted by dhartung
on Dec 25, 2012 -
I would like to explore the world of (classic) big band swing music. What LPs, 45s, or artists would you recommend for a newb? [more inside]
posted by missed
on Dec 9, 2012 -
Name that band filter: Could be a song called "Shifting of the Sand". I believe I have found the song, but I'm having a hard time finding the jazz-y band singing it... [more inside]
posted by foxhat10
on Nov 26, 2012 -
What do the cool dead kids listen to? I'm looking for vintage spooky pop with a particular flavor: that sparse, echo-y Day-O
mournful message from beyond-the-grave sound. With a beat. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd
on Oct 16, 2012 -
I'm buying CDs for a friend to fill in his jazz collection. What are good online resources to help me pick the best discs? [more inside]
posted by kristi
on Oct 9, 2012 -
What are some songs or clips from songs that slowly build up by adding instruments one at a time and/or by featuring one instrument at a time? [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh
on Sep 15, 2012 -
Please recommend music similar to this Jack Teagarden version
of When Your Lover Is Gone
. Slow, instrumental, a little bluesy - I'm trying to class up a cocktail party overlooking the Pacific Ocean but can't afford a band.
posted by one_bean
on Jul 24, 2012 -
For me Miles Davis Bitch's Brew is the epitome of good driving fusion /jazz / rock.
Help me push the envelope. I remember some Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Weather Report, John McLaughlin.
I need more of this good music in my life.
posted by adamvasco
on Jul 18, 2012 -
Has anyone attended any of the Jazz Master Classes at Marciac in August? Any words of wisdom to pass along? Where did you sleep? Where did you eat? What were the surprises? What do you recommend to a newcomer?
+ two extra questions on jazz workshops in general and on this jazz festival in particular.. [more inside]
posted by ruelle
on Jun 26, 2012 -
I'd like to find more music like the song "What You Feel" from the episode "Once More, With Feeling" from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack
on May 21, 2012 -
I love The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
and would like more music like it! Suggestions? I particularly love them live and acoustic and wish their albums were just recorded in a room with a mic or two - so lower fi is cool; More produced isn't what I want. Also particularly love the vocalist and vocal harmonies (although instrumental is great too). Thanks! [more inside]
posted by SampleSize
on Apr 29, 2012 -