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Is There An Osaka Sound?

I'd like an introduction to Japanese jazz/piano ambient. Where should I start? Who's great? Who should I avoid?
posted by Xurando on Jan 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Jazz albums where the guitarist fills the usual role of the pianist

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]
posted by Jaltcoh on Jan 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Name that tune!

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?
posted by downing street memo on Jan 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Ba ba ba ba ba dum

Q: What do Butch Cassidy and Bonsai Kitty have in common? A: A terrific, zany soundtrack. What kind of music is this? [more inside]
posted by andromache on Jan 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Fast Paced Jazz or Jazztronica for my Driving Playlist

I'm having trouble finding music of a particular genre... kind of like "action jazz music." or maybe cinematic jazz music? [more inside]
posted by FireStyle on Dec 23, 2008 - 30 answers

jazz time signature

What time signature is this? [more inside]
posted by boeing82 on Dec 17, 2008 - 14 answers

Chronological Classics

Chronological Classics Jazz Series [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Dec 4, 2008 - 5 answers

jazz theory resources online

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 - 7 answers

Fallout 3/Grim Fandango-esque Jazz recommendations?

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 - 11 answers

And all that...demonic jazz?

Once More With Feeling. No, really, I wanna hear more. [more inside]
posted by PossumCupCake on Nov 19, 2008 - 9 answers

Songs similar to "End of the World Party" by Medeski, Martin, and Wood?

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 - 11 answers

Is there a script or program that will automatically download the names of jazz album sidemen?

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 - 5 answers

Okay, so "muddy water" may be a stretch.

Ultimate Thanksgiving music set: Help me find as many food-referential jazz, blues, jump-blues, swing, and generally dance-y songs as possible. [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Nov 6, 2008 - 24 answers

I remember the album cover, but what's the title and who's the artist?

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 - 5 answers

"Donna Lee" lyrics, please.

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 - 3 answers

Trombone masters?

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 - 9 answers

I must hear more of those Mad Men drums.

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 - 9 answers

Recommend me some moody Jazz . . .

Recommend me some moody Jazz . . . [more inside]
posted by querty on Aug 30, 2008 - 20 answers

The sun and the clouds are a wavy sea, and Foltin sails on...

Musicfilter: Help me find similar music to the sounds of this or that album. More heartwrenching info follows... [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix on Aug 22, 2008 - 7 answers

I am not Lilah, but I could be

I'd like to be able to play "The Night" by Morphine on the bass guitar, and other tunes that sound like that. Can you help me get started? Or find a better place to ask this question? [more inside]
posted by Martin E. on Aug 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Last-minute wedding reception music - HELP!

We're looking for dinner music for our wedding reception in a week! More behind the cut... [more inside]
posted by irishkitten on Aug 16, 2008 - 17 answers

A quickie for all you hepcats out there...

What's this famous jazz/big band/swing dancing song? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 7, 2008 - 8 answers

What's the (non-music-theory) significance of "Eight To The Bar"?

What's the (non-music-theory) significance of "Eight To The Bar"? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jul 20, 2008 - 8 answers

I want to rock with the Big Bad Wolf

What kind of Jazz is The Three Little Bops and why can't I find anything similar? [more inside]
posted by esereth on Jul 17, 2008 - 17 answers

what the heck should i name my new jazz band?

help me name my indonesian-jazz-band-with-a-dj! [more inside]
posted by messiahwannabe on Jul 17, 2008 - 26 answers

Want more of this kind of music!

Questions about the dance musical "Contact" (not the film). [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Jul 15, 2008 - 3 answers

What are some hep tunes for the CIA agent and wife to listen to during cocktail hour?

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 - 21 answers

jazz attack!

Some time ago The New Yorker published a list of 100 essential jazz albums. What is the most expedient and economical way I can buy all 100 albums? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Jul 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Jazz recommendations similar to this compilation

Recommendations for jazz compilations similar to this one (dinner at eight)? [more inside]
posted by imaswinger on Jun 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Montreal during the Jazz Festival

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 - 10 answers

Early jazz recommendations?

What are some of the earliest jazz recordings that I absolutely need to get? [more inside]
posted by sjl7678 on Jun 4, 2008 - 17 answers

Help me to discover jazz!

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 - 59 answers

What's the best way to get rid of these tickets?

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 - 3 answers

No more tinny synthesizers!

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 - 5 answers

It begilns to tell 'round midnight...

Give me recommendations for vocal versions of Round Midnight. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Apr 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Trying To Find Evidence Of The Wendy's Jazz Cap

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 - 13 answers

I'm looking for Livingstone. My name is Stanley.

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 - 11 answers

Jazz-Experts: Please help me find great Jazz music in movies!

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 - 17 answers

Seattle jazz group recommendations: Sax in the Rain?

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 - 2 answers

Looking for specific Lambert Hendricks and Ross lyrics

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 - 3 answers

jazz recommendations

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 - 55 answers

Is this bit of jazz famous or just a movie score?

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? http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=O29IITBox2c (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 - 6 answers

Jazz Lair

I want to transform my room into a jazz lair! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Dec 18, 2007 - 18 answers

Remember Name that Tune? Here's the Itunes version. Only without prizes or a host in an ugly sportscoat

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 - 18 answers

Who's like Brubeck who isn't Brubeck?

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 - 42 answers

Who's on the cover of Wayne Shorter's Speak No Evil?

Who is the woman in the foreground on the cover of Wayne Shorter's Speak No Evil? [more inside]
posted by No-sword on Dec 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Seeking some easily available jazz recommendations, but kind of specific.

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 - 17 answers

jazz & audiences

When did jazz audiences start sitting down? [more inside]
posted by dydecker on Nov 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Which Wind Instrument Requres the Least Amount of Lung-Power?

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 - 22 answers

Help me identify a mystery radio station near Seattle/Victoria/Vancouver.

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 - 7 answers

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