where are quality net resources for learning about how musical theory applies to jazz? for instance what sort of tunes use a mixolodian scale, or unusual guitar tuning, strange timing, etc.
i want to expand my understanding of theory in jazz compositions
posted by edtut
on Nov 22, 2008 -
I'd like to listen to some rhythmic jazzy stuff in the same genre as the Grim Fandango soundtrack and Fallout 3's Galaxy News Radio tracklist (in particular: Crazy He Calls Me, Easy Living - Billie Holiday; Civilization - Danny Kaye; Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall - Ella Fitzgerald; I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire - The Ink Spots; A Wonderful Guy - Tex Beneke). Need album suggestions!
posted by archagon
on Nov 19, 2008 -
I really like the jazz trio Medeski, Martin, and Wood, especially their song "End of the World Party" (http://www.seeqpod.com/search/?plid=6354e115f8) Do you know any songs or artists with a similar style? I'm getting a little tired of listening to the same songs over and over.
posted by Maia
on Nov 9, 2008 -
I have a few hundred jazz albums on MP3 in my iTunes library. I'd to add the names of the sidemen on the albums to the MP3's comment tags, but I'd rather not enter the info manually, for obvious reasons. Is there any form of script or program that exists that will do this for me -- perhaps pulling from Amazon, or some other source? (Prefix this with, "Hey, Lazyweb," if desired.) [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit
on Nov 6, 2008 -
Ultimate Thanksgiving music set: Help me find as many food-referential jazz, blues, jump-blues, swing, and generally dance-y songs as possible.
posted by the luke parker fiasco
on Nov 6, 2008 -
Years ago I had one of those "greatest album covers" books, and there was one (a jazz LP, I believe) that featured a gorgeous black and white photo of a woman floating in a lake or river, wearing a white dress, with only her face above water (the photo was taken benearth the surface, so her face wasn't visible). There was no writing of any kind on the cover. Anyway, I've been trying to find out which album that is for years now (the book is long gone), to no avail. Does this ring any bells with anyone?
posted by The Card Cheat
on Oct 21, 2008 -
Does anyone know [the] lyrics to "Donna Lee"? Yes, I know it's an instrumental, thanks. [more inside]
posted by lothar
on Oct 1, 2008 -
Can you recommend a currently active jazz (or other) ensemble that features a particularly spiffy trombone player? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan
on Sep 22, 2008 -
The drums in the Mad Men
theme drive me, um, mad! Where can I get more? [more inside]
posted by COBRA!
on Sep 12, 2008 -
If a guy thrills to the "Ed Wood" soundtrack, music from the old "Batman" (Adam West) series, the soundtracks to "The Incredibles" and "The Pink Panther," what else would he like?
posted by grumblebee
on Jul 11, 2008 -
Should we go to Montreal during the Jazz Festival? Or will it be "too crowded" if we're not super-into jazz? [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy
on Jun 16, 2008 -
OK, I guess I am somewhat embarrassed to admit I have just been introduced to jazz, a genre of music I have never been interested in or listened to before. It was like an explosion of pleasure went off in my head and I discovered that I love it and want to right the wrongs that I have done to myself. [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay
on Jun 2, 2008 -
I've got tickets to the Sonoma Jazz Festival that I can't use. Have any tips on getting ride of them? [more inside]
posted by jaybeans
on May 22, 2008 -
I'm for looking non-karaoke instrumentals to sing over, preferably free. Ideally someone just playing an acoustic guitar or piano with no vocals, limited frills and high recording quality, either jazzy standards or pop. It's actually pretty hard to find all three at once on youtube and other such sites, so I thought I'd give Mefi a shot. Somebody must have a collection...any ideas?
posted by StrikeTheViol
on May 17, 2008 -
I'm looking for a photo of a Wendy's Jazz Cap, or even just first-hand recollections of them. These were apparently some type of multicolored painter's cap sold at Wendy's establishments in the late 80's(possibly 1988ish). There seems to be no trace of their existence online. Phone calls to the Wendy's Customer Service hotline have come back with a "try eBay" response. A few good but ultimately fruitless tries to track one down can be found on the comments to my blog
. Any information, photos, or recollections would be very much appreciated.
posted by extraface
on Feb 28, 2008 -
Dark Continent music: I have this archetype in my head of lounge/jazz/big band music from the 40s and 50s that drew upon stereotypes of african adventure. Exotica definitely. Please help me find some! [more inside]
posted by Large Marge
on Feb 12, 2008 -
So, let's just assume I got an internship for this small radio station and I want to start a segment introducing listeners to great Jazz music in movies - can be both specifically written/performed for the particular movie or a song/track that existed previously and was used prominently in the movie. [more inside]
posted by waldlaeufer
on Jan 27, 2008 -
Seattle area jazz/swing bands
(for a wedding reception)? Google offers a big-ass list. But you have thoughtful, intelligent recommendations. Please to hope me?
posted by fatllama
on Jan 7, 2008 -
We're about to purchase the Lambert, Hendricks and Ross CD "Sing a Song of Basie", but need to know if John Hendricks lyrics are included in the remastered CD liner notes.
We know that they were there with the original vinyl, but online retailers are annoyingly vague about the CD.
Does anyone have this CD? Could you let me know?
posted by iTristan
on Jan 6, 2008 -
JazzMe. I want to like jazz more but feel quickly overwhelmed by the genre so I'd like your recommendations, particularly for the albums you come back to time and again, the ones you listen to because you love, not because you feel you ought to. So far Kind of Blue
is the only thing that's really stuck, not that I'm trying to find another KoB
, just your favorites. [more inside]
posted by 6550
on Jan 1, 2008 -
Is this piece of music, used in the film 'Forget Paris', just incidental music or a well known piece of jazz? If it is well known, what is it?
(starts around 2:53) [mild expletive warning for the clip]
I bought the soundtrack, composed by Marc Shaiman, and it's not on there.
posted by Ulleskelf
on Dec 28, 2007 -
Help me identify the LAST unknown songs on my Itunes. Mostly jazz, some blues and one or two pop songs. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Dec 11, 2007 -
As happens about once a year, my dear boy has lately been stuck hard on Dave Brubeck. I love Time Out as much as he does, but I’m getting a little burned out. What other artists of albums might he enjoy? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha
on Dec 10, 2007 -
Jazz-heads - help me fill out my Xmas wish-list. Especially seeking those with rec's for (say) quartets to octets featuring Baritone Sax, Trombone, and/or strong and prominent rhythm sections. [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones
on Dec 2, 2007 -
Hi, folks! I'd just like to ask, out of curiosity, which wind instruments (especially brass) require the least effort and wind. I'm thinking of taking up something, but proper breathing is not my strong suit and I'm looking for something less taxing to build it up on. Any help with this query will be most appreciated!
posted by Buddy-Rey
on Oct 10, 2007 -
Help me identify a great French-language radio station I heard broadcasting near Seattle, WA, or Victoria or Vancouver, BC. [more inside]
posted by Mid
on Sep 29, 2007 -
All-ages venues in SF for Sunday and Monday nights -- what are our options? Give me whatever you've got. [more inside]
posted by rossination
on Sep 15, 2007 -
Where can I find a transcription of Take Love Easy by Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald? [more inside]
posted by winterhat
on Aug 26, 2007 -
Where can I download early jazz songs? 1900-1930s? I've seen a site that has a number of them in RealAudio, but I'd prefer something I can easily load on my iPod. I am hoping that many of these are in The Public Domain. Still, I'd pay.
posted by tcv
on Aug 12, 2007 -