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]
If I like Rahsaan Roland Kirk's Rip Rag and Panic, what Sun Ra album will I like? [more inside]
Identify this (20 sec/400kb mp3) wistful jazz piece (and/or recommend me similar music). [more inside]
I need recommendations for a mid-length piece of instrumental music which varies a lot in expressive emotional content to be used in a neural imaging experiment. Please provide links to listenable extracts (i.e. amazon mp3 clips or you tube). [more inside]
Poetry-recall-filter: have you encountered a poem about Adam and Eve and jazz? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good sampling of 40s, 50s, and 60s Jazz in Spanish. I know Spain wasn't producing a lot of Jazz throughout those decades but there was obviously a lot of Cuban influence in American Jazz and I assume Latin American influence as well. Who were the Sarah Vaughans and Louis Primas who performed in Spanish, and more importantly where can I get my hands on their music?
Can anybody help me find the song, "Kenny G is not jazz"? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good Duke Ellington biography and/or the standard biography? I'm particularly interested in one that takes his later work seriously.
Suggest some 60s-70s funk-soul for a fan of Roy Ayers. Instrumental preferred but not necessary. [more inside]
When did rock (or at least faux rock with rock instrumentation) become the mainstream music in television themes and commercials? [more inside]
Help me find my music scene in London [more inside]
I'm a big fan of the music from Grim Fandango. Particularly liking the muted trumpet. Anybody recommend some similar music?
Need more jazz like this sample [more inside]
I'm in New Orleans the week of the 13th-20th and have very few plans for what to do during the day (by myself) or at night (with a friend). I'm looking for suggestions for places to go, preferably that we can get to by streetcar. Note: I've never spent this much time in a city with a big river before and have no idea what to do with that. [more inside]
Does anybody know of a small jazz ensemble to play our wedding ceremony in New Orleans? [more inside]
Years ago, someone pointed me to Ishkur's guide for electronic music. Does something like that exist for jazz? [more inside]
I'm looking for jazz albums similar in mood to Miles Davis' score for the French film Ascenseur pour l'échafaud. [more inside]
Help us find an upbeat Dixieland jazz song for our wedding recessional (besides "When The Saints Go Marching In"). [more inside]
I really like the music in this Ibanez advertisement. Can you recommend similar music? Song/CD recommendations would be most helpful, but artist suggestions would not go unappreciated. And I guess it would help to know what genre(s) I should try listening to.
Willkommen Weimar! Looking for the most Jazz-Age places in NYC, ideally with a decadent Berlin feel. Awesome art deco bars, antique cocktails, hot hot neo-retro music where I could breakout a charleston without blush : Where can I find the past? [more inside]
I love music and over the past few years have taught myself to be pretty good as a ukulele player. I'd love to get involved with a band--old-time jazz, dixieland stuff--and really learn how to make music with others. But all I know is how to play by myself. I don't know how bands work in the slightest, nor how to find others who are better than me but willing to let me "play along." How do I get started getting started? Thanks!
I'm looking for an excellent jazz/blues/blues-rock bar in Philly. Grizzled old guys on their guitars, grizzled old patrons, bad lighting, laid-back bartenders and a relaxed atmosphere with a little bit of room to sway if you're feeling it. If you've ever been to the Cat's Eye Pub in Baltimore, something like that. [more inside]
Okay what is the name of the kind of swing music where the band does call and response with the singer? Not the backup singers. The horn section. [more inside]
My Secret Santee is a Bossa Nova Guitarist. Help me find a couple of CDs that will surprise and delight him. [more inside]
What are the live performance concert DVDs that stun you with their excellence and excitement? [more inside]
Where can I find American jazz standards sung in Mandarin? [more inside]
Can anyone identify one of these songs I have stuck in my head? (Links below) - Please help! [more inside]
I'm looking for funky jazz, with plenty of synth, an upbeat pace, and R&B influences, in the style of the mid 1980s to early 90s work of Chick Corea and Jeff Lorber. I've noticed this style tends to be copied in video game and movie soundtracks from that period, so recommendations for those types of music are welcome.