I am a classically trained bassist that wants to learn jazz and get over my fear of improvisation. How can I practice in my spare time to further this goal? [more inside]
posted by masters2010
on Jan 20, 2012 -
Any idea how to acquire the source music from the new Scorsese film Hugo
? The stuff the band is playing in the cafe and party scenes, in other words? [more inside]
posted by Shotgun Shakespeare
on Dec 30, 2011 -
Help me find video clips of female jazz pianists with stage presence! I'm looking for moments where the camera captures the stage presence of jazz ladies at the piano, their entrance, how they carry themselves, their hands on the keys, their interaction with their band-members, their final bow, everything. Thank you. [more inside]
posted by ruelle
on Dec 25, 2011 -
Somewhere in the Ken Burns documentary Jazz, a musician who played with John Coltrane remembers a story about Coltrane defending one of his musicians with violence in some way, and then ends the story with the punchline: "You have to be willing to Die for a motherfucker." Who was that speaking? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue
on Dec 1, 2011 -
I'm making a short (20 second) animation in the style of John Hubley's commercials
and I'm looking for some music similar to this ad
to score it. It needs to be just bass and drums (mostly bass) with no trumpet or vocals or anything. I know Dizzie Gillespie worked with Hubley
so I've been listening to his last.fm station all day but I can't find anything that doesn't have too much trumpet. Public domain would be great (but not essential).
posted by Chenko
on Nov 21, 2011 -
Hey, did you ever see The Conversation? Remember how the soundtrack was mostly one dude on a piano? Can you recommend more music to me like that, where it's really engaging and moody like The Conversation soundtrack, but it's also just one guy? [more inside]
posted by malapropist
on Nov 5, 2011 -
Flying Burrito Brothers : The Eagles as Brooks and Dunn : The Louvin Brothers as John Coltrane : ?? [more inside]
posted by Ollie
on Oct 15, 2011 -
Traditional melodies and scales from various world musics played and riffed on with mostly jazz instrumentation and sensibilities. Where can I find more? [more inside]
posted by Infernarl
on Sep 14, 2011 -
I want to learn more about female jazz singers, but I like melancholy, pared-down music better than high-energy big band music. Can you recommend some songs to me? [more inside]
posted by colfax
on Sep 5, 2011 -
I'm trying to identify four short found-footage video collages (or their maker) that I saw on public access last night, each with jazzy music, rhythmic editing and a clearly defined theme. This is a bit of a long-shot... [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear
on Sep 3, 2011 -
What is this Jazz song, or artist, from the TV show Louie? I was watching Louie the other day, and the song during the credits is wonderful. Season 2: Episode 3: "Moving".
Here's the clip that I recorded:
You can also just hear it during the credits of that episode, if you go to Hulu.
My sincerest apologies if there is a less sketchy way to get you guys the audio!
posted by quickasfoxes
on Aug 20, 2011 -
Can anyone recommend to me music similar to the album Delmond and his father were recording in HBO's Treme? [more inside]
posted by mannequito
on Aug 2, 2011 -
I don't know much about music and I don't have a large music vocabulary - once you get past "bassline" I am reduced to saying things like "It was very squeaky yet melodic somehow, you know?" I would like some sources for critical writing about more complicated modern music. [more inside]
posted by Frowner
on Jul 21, 2011 -
Asking for a friend: I've been listening to one of my favourite jazz tunes, “Time for Lyons” played in this case by Lionel Hampton. It's a lovely, dreamy, tuneful piece but I've always wondered about the title. It sure as hell has nothing to do with France... The composer is Gerry Mulligan and I'd wondered it was a drug reference, as in ‘Time for Lines’. Any clues?
posted by scruss
on Jul 17, 2011 -
What's that noise in Miles Davis's "Shhh: Peaceful" from "In A Silent Way"? [more inside]
posted by chrchr
on Jul 15, 2011 -
Where are some awesome jazz bars in London? I am looking for somewhere that has a resident live band... the kind of thing you'd imagine Brad Pitt and George Clooney planning a casino heist in with both of them wearing suit and shirt with no tie. Whilst drinking Scotch. Bonus points if it's a place that has an entrance fee to discourage the riff-raff.
posted by dougrayrankin
on Jul 5, 2011 -
I love the music of Scandinavian jazz piano trios like Tord Gustavsen and EST and records such as 'Trio' and 'January' by Marcin Wasilewski-Slawomir Kurkiewicz-Michal Miski. Which similar piano based jazz albums should I check out? I'm after quiet, melodic, almost impressionist pieces rather than fifty scales a second fusion workouts or anyone playing the thing with their elbow.
posted by joannemullen
on Jun 21, 2011 -
I really love the Cuban jazz featured in the movie and album The Buena Vista Social Club
. I want more of this music. Help me make a list. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on May 15, 2011 -
Cowboy Bebop's [amazing] soundtrack was heavily inspired by American music. What should I be listening to? [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto
on Apr 12, 2011 -
I'd like to show black-and-white footage of jazz performances during a party. Is there a DVD of classic jazz performances I can play, or is there some way I can make use of short youtube videos without having to sit at my computer and select different videos all night? [more inside]
posted by lilac girl
on Mar 3, 2011 -
My lady friend and I will be in DC this coming weekend (the 18th to 21st), which DC jazz club should we go to? [more inside]
posted by thebestsophist
on Feb 14, 2011 -
Please help me identify this crime jazz song (with great trombones!) from a sample of me whistling it. [more inside]
posted by circular
on Dec 21, 2010 -
Jazzfilter: I'm looking for the Ella Fitzgerald concert with this
version of "Mr. Paganini (If You Can't Sing It)" on it. Unfortunately, her discography says the concert (02/18/1961 at Concertgebou, Amsterdam) was never issued. Does anyone know where I can find this record?
posted by tunestunes
on Nov 1, 2010 -
If I were to compile a small collection of live performance Jazz DVD's (say, 5-7ish), what *needs* to be in that collection? Specifically if my interests in jazz run less in the orchestra area and more in the trio-octet range? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones
on Oct 29, 2010 -
I'm looking for modern jazz artists that tour and fit my preference for jazz. A lot of the jazz I like most is played by greats who are no longer with us. I'd love to go see some great live jazz but just don't really know where to start. [more inside]
posted by bwilms
on Oct 24, 2010 -
Ever since this August's Sun Ra thread
, I've found myself digging deeper & deeper into his back catalog, which is at turns obscure, uneven, and daunting. I could use a little guidance to figure out which albums I should track down, and which I can skip. So, Sun Ra aficionados, which albums are your can't miss favorites -- the ones you return to, the ones I've got
to listen to -- and what makes them stand out to you? This thread
is of some help, but I'd like to cast a wider net than that OP did: any era, any group size are fine as far as I'm concerned.
posted by .kobayashi.
on Oct 24, 2010 -
I've finally managed to attend a jazz class. Our first homework is to search for the available melodic options over the chord changes of an F blues (ie over each chord). Could you provide me with an annotated roadmap ?
posted by nicolin
on Sep 27, 2010 -
Lazy Sunday Afternoon Jazz: I would like to live in the mood provided by this cover song
, please recommend similars (preferably stuff from the past 20 years, vocals optional, absolutely no Diana Krall pls, thx).
posted by querty
on Sep 19, 2010 -
I would like more music with vocals like that found in Uncle Neptune's Tapioca Pudding Blues
. Specifically, jazz music from this period with vocals sung through a megaphone. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Fezboy!
on Sep 18, 2010 -
I've played jazz for many years, but never done the jam session thing. What rules of etiquette should I follow? [more inside]
posted by IjonTichy
on Aug 26, 2010 -