What are your favorite current recordings with good dynamic range, preferably jazz and blues? [more inside]
posted by thrasher
on Apr 25, 2012 -
What was the music playing in the brothel scene in the latest Mad Men episode (Season 5 Episode 5 - 30 Signals)? [more inside]
posted by kookywon
on Apr 16, 2012 -
Looking for Jazz with lots of vibraphone and trombone, together on one album. [more inside]
posted by querty
on Apr 12, 2012 -
I've been listening to jazz for some time, but I haven't been able to get into free jazz. Whenever I try to listen to free jazz albums, they sound chaotic to me. It sounds like pure noise and my mind can't seem to digest it. I'd like to be able to understand and appreciate free jazz better. Are there any particularly accessible free jazz albums that you could suggest I try? Or any sort of approach for being able to "get" free jazz?
posted by Proginoskes
on Mar 13, 2012 -
The "Pink Panther" theme and the "Peter Gunn" theme are both jazz pieces created by Henry Mancini in the 1960's. But musically, how are they similar? If I add Lalo Schifrin's "Mission Impossible" theme ... is this a particular flavor or genre of jazz? If I like these as music, what other pieces (that are not necessarily theme songs) would I like?
posted by musofire
on Feb 2, 2012 -
Hello MeFi. I'm curious as to the correlation between software development Design Patterns for and Jazz Standards.
Usual loot from Google: Some dude who thought of it first (and used it as a nice allegoric explanation in Programmers Stackexchange
and a somewhat geeky ironic coding-related mention ("Jazz supports interaction through event listeners
These are all nice examples of the basic similarity between the two, I'm looking for more, though.
Are you aware of any materials that somehow approach this idea?
posted by lipsum
on Jan 25, 2012 -
What do non-classically trained singers do for vocal warm-ups and conditioning? Looking for information on how untrained pop, rock, and jazz singers practice and keep their voices in good shape. [more inside]
posted by pupstocks
on Jan 25, 2012 -
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 -