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What is the story of this Jazz story?

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 - 4 answers

I need a jazz score

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 - 3 answers

Music like The Conversation soundtrack?

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 - 17 answers

The road to Rhodes

I love the sound of a Rhodes piano. Help me find more songs that showcase this fantastic instrument. [more inside]
posted by slogger on Oct 25, 2011 - 24 answers

Who wrote Blue in Green?

Did Bill Evans write Blue in Green, or did Miles Davis, or did they both? [more inside]
posted by liminalrampaste on Oct 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Jazz piano 101

First steps at jazz piano - how would you go about it? [more inside]
posted by ruelle on Oct 23, 2011 - 10 answers

How do I deal with all that jazz?

What music should a New Orleans noob go see this weekend? [more inside]
posted by soy_renfield on Oct 19, 2011 - 5 answers

So who's the obscure forerunner of Coltrane?

Flying Burrito Brothers : The Eagles as Brooks and Dunn : The Louvin Brothers as John Coltrane : ?? [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Oct 15, 2011 - 21 answers

Beginner jazz singer tips needed!

Any songs/tips for a non-jazz singer performing at a jazz jam session? [more inside]
posted by letsgomendel on Sep 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Jazz Impressions of _______.

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 - 10 answers

Female jazz singers?

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 - 32 answers

Jazzy found-footage music videos on public access?

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 - 3 answers

What is this Jazz song, or artist, from the TV show Louie?

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
posted by quickasfoxes on Aug 20, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking for low-key, clarinet-heavy jazz that will not exacerbate this headache

Can you help me find low-key, clarinet-heavy jazz music? [more inside]
posted by AndNeverWell on Aug 10, 2011 - 15 answers

accentuate the positive for me!

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 - 3 answers

Krakow music wish-list

What musical gems & rarities should I look for on my upcoming trip to Krakow? [more inside]
posted by palmcorder_yajna on Jul 31, 2011 - 3 answers

What is this quote about performing music?

I need help finding a quote about the performance of music. [more inside]
posted by Janta on Jul 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Books and online resources about complicated music wanted, also listening recommendations

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 - 9 answers

“Time for Lyons” sure doesn't sound like France

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 - 6 answers

What noise disrupts In a Silent Way?

What's that noise in Miles Davis's "Shhh: Peaceful" from "In A Silent Way"? [more inside]
posted by chrchr on Jul 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Where can I find an outstanding jazz bar in London?

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 - 9 answers

European Jazz Piano Recommendations?

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 - 8 answers

Music like The Buena Vista Social Club?

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 - 17 answers

I got a fever, and the only Rx is more slide whistle

Banjo+washboard+car horn+slidewhistle+clowncar=? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on May 4, 2011 - 17 answers

Need some good portable headphones.

Good portable headphone suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Dick Laurent is Dead on Apr 20, 2011 - 14 answers

What's good Cowboy Bebop-ish music?

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 - 13 answers

What kind of Jazz is this?

Can someone help me classify what kind of jazz this is? [more inside]
posted by Slackermagee on Mar 29, 2011 - 17 answers

Club events, music, in Norway in April 2011

Norway Music - April 2011 [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on Mar 6, 2011 - 4 answers

Is there a DVD with classic jazz performances?

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 - 9 answers

Famous songs, performed by jazz or classical musicians

Looking for jazz and classical covers of popular/famous songs. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Feb 26, 2011 - 33 answers

Weekend Zoot Suit: ENGAGE

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 - 7 answers

What are some good Jazz artists?

What are some good Jazz artists? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Dec 24, 2010 - 29 answers

Help me identify this neat crime jazz tune with trombones..

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 - 11 answers

Awesome, but slightly obscure, jazz CD's?

What're some awesome, slightly obscure jazz CD's? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Dec 4, 2010 - 24 answers

Tips on using Garage Band to transcribe jazz solos, please!

Tips on using Garage Band to transcribe jazz solos, please! [more inside]
posted by metaseeker on Dec 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Teach me about Jazz!

Help me get into (and navigate) the world of Jazz. [more inside]
posted by wander on Nov 16, 2010 - 24 answers

Where can I find this unreleased Ella Fitzgerald album?

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 - 3 answers

Can't miss live jazz performance dvds?

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 - 8 answers

Modern Touring Jazz Artists/Ensembles

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 - 7 answers

Sun Ra recommendations?

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 - 10 answers

improvising 101

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 - 7 answers

Any good internet radio station for Coffeehouses?

Any good internet radio station for Coffeehouses? [more inside]
posted by moteldemoka on Sep 20, 2010 - 13 answers

Lazy Sunday Afternoon Jazz Recs

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 - 13 answers

More Jazz Vocals Sung Through Megaphone Plz

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 - 4 answers

I want to learn more about jazz!

I'm looking for some good books about jazz. [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Aug 27, 2010 - 23 answers

What do I need to know to survive at a jazz jam session?

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 - 5 answers

Help teach my computer to follow a chart

Are there any machine readable music "fake books" available, free or for sale? [more inside]
posted by waxboy on Aug 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Jazzy love songs

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]
posted by elationfoundation on Aug 3, 2010 - 25 answers

Chill out song?

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.
posted by pinkkitty on Aug 3, 2010 - 1 answer

What are the place to visit by night for goth steampunk jazz addict in new york ?

New York by night for a french goth, steam punk jazz addict ? [more inside]
posted by bussiere on Jul 7, 2010 - 1 answer

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