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.
Where can I find the original Andrews Sisters vocal trio arrangements by Vic Schoen? [more inside]
What's that movie in which two male thieves synchronise the timing of their heist by whistling jazz songs? [more inside]
What jazz standards could kids sing and enjoy? [more inside]
What are some of the best and (most importantly) unpretentious jazz clubs in New York City? [more inside]
What sheet music should my friend buy? She plays clarinet, grade 8. She's completely lost, looking for something jazz or classical.
Hi, I would like to know song's that are similar to Club De Narcisse (some websites display the song name as Club Le Narcisse). This is from Malcolm McLaren's album Paris. By similar I don't mean songs by Malcolm McLaren. By similar I mean songs that have the same musical structure, beat, flow, rhythm and genome attributes. [more inside]
What are some decent vintage jazz radio streams/podcasts *with on-air programmers/DJs*? [more inside]
Jazz filter: Help me ID this song describing a clown making it big I heard on KKJZ (Cal State Long Beach's Jazz station). [more inside]
Help me find contemporary 20s & 30s hot jazz music that incorporates ukulele music. [more inside]
What are some books or educational DVD's for learning rock, blues and jazz piano and Hammond B-3 soloing and licks
What are some good books or educational DVD's, besides Jamie Abersol, for learning rock, blues and jazz piano and Hammond B-3 soloing and licks. [more inside]
Music types: help me identify exactly what it is that I dislike about these particular types of jazz! [more inside]
I have a friend who is a violinist. She's only played and listened to classical violin music. Please recommend artists and recordings of non-classical violin. [more inside]
Looking for a vocal coach for a 30-year-old guy (me.) Preferably one who is hip to soul, jazz, r&b. [more inside]
Want to get my parents tickets for great old school jazz concert in NYC this June. Any recommendations? [more inside]
Do you remember the 'concept album' from the late 70s (?) called 'Wings'? Nothing to do with Paul McCartney, this was a 'crossover' production, mixing jazz and classical. The word 'wings' is so generic that Googling isn't helping me at all. If I just had the composer's name, I'd be able to hunt up a copy ... (I remember being wowed by the music back then, and would like to re-visit it.)
"I said yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah baby!" Who sings this song?! [more inside]
Hi guitarists! Help me identify some mystery jazz guitar. [more inside]
Help me identify this painting. [more inside]
If I love Duke Ellington and John Coltrane's "In a Sentimental Mood," what other jazz songs should I seek? [more inside]
We will be in Paris from this Saturday to Monday, help us make the best of it. [more inside]
I'd like an introduction to Japanese jazz/piano ambient. Where should I start? Who's great? Who should I avoid?
I'm looking for recommendations for jazz albums with a lineup similar to the one on Sonny Rollins's classic album The Bridge, which has tenor sax + guitar + bass + drums and that's it. (YouTube example.) I love how Jim Hall's guitar takes on the usual role of the piano since it's the only instrument in the ensemble that can play whole chords. [more inside]
Today during NFL games, there was an IBM ad that featured big hits, quarterbacks getting sacked, etc. In the background a delightful jazz tune was playing, kind of an antithesis to the action on screen. What was the song?
Q: What do Butch Cassidy and Bonsai Kitty have in common? A: A terrific, zany soundtrack. What kind of music is this? [more inside]
I'm having trouble finding music of a particular genre... kind of like "action jazz music." or maybe cinematic jazz music? [more inside]