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]
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).
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]
I love the sound of a Rhodes piano. Help me find more songs that showcase this fantastic instrument. [more inside]
Did Bill Evans write Blue in Green, or did Miles Davis, or did they both? [more inside]
First steps at jazz piano - how would you go about it? [more inside]
What music should a New Orleans noob go see this weekend? [more inside]
Flying Burrito Brothers : The Eagles as Brooks and Dunn : The Louvin Brothers as John Coltrane : ?? [more inside]
Any songs/tips for a non-jazz singer performing at a jazz jam session? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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: http://www.esnips.com/doc/f87738ad-8d2a-4ee8-bca5-2093fcf5c6b8/Louie-Jazz 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! Thanks, /bc
Can you help me find low-key, clarinet-heavy jazz music? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend to me music similar to the album Delmond and his father were recording in HBO's Treme? [more inside]
What musical gems & rarities should I look for on my upcoming trip to Krakow? [more inside]
I need help finding a quote about the performance of music. [more inside]
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]
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?
What's that noise in Miles Davis's "Shhh: Peaceful" from "In A Silent Way"? [more inside]
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.
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.
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]
Banjo+washboard+car horn+slidewhistle+clowncar=? [more inside]
Good portable headphone suggestions. [more inside]
Cowboy Bebop's [amazing] soundtrack was heavily inspired by American music. What should I be listening to? [more inside]
Norway Music - April 2011 [more inside]
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]
Looking for jazz and classical covers of popular/famous songs. [more inside]
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]
What are some good Jazz artists? [more inside]
Please help me identify this crime jazz song (with great trombones!) from a sample of me whistling it. [more inside]
What're some awesome, slightly obscure jazz CD's? [more inside]
Tips on using Garage Band to transcribe jazz solos, please! [more inside]
Help me get into (and navigate) the world of Jazz. [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
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.
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 ?
Any good internet radio station for Coffeehouses? [more inside]
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).
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]
I'm looking for some good books about jazz. [more inside]
I've played jazz for many years, but never done the jam session thing. What rules of etiquette should I follow? [more inside]
Are there any machine readable music "fake books" available, free or for sale? [more inside]
I am looking for an upbeat jazz song for a couple’s first dance at their wedding. Themes of true love, love at first sight, etc are preferable. [more inside]
Trying to find a hip hop/acid jazz song that I heard on Qatar radio recently. It had rap and some Robbie Williams vocals. It may have the lyrics "chill out". That's all I have to go by.
New York by night for a french goth, steam punk jazz addict ? [more inside]