Worthy companions to Ellington and Coltrane's masterpiece
February 9, 2009 4:18 PM   Subscribe

If I love Duke Ellington and John Coltrane's "In a Sentimental Mood," what other jazz songs should I seek?

What I love most about IASM:

- The languid pace.
- The interplay between the melancholy, mysterious piano and the passionate tenor sax.
- The consistent, repeating theme.

I'd like to create an entire playlist of songs like it. Any recommendations?
posted by grrarrgh00 to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
have you tried Pandora?
posted by bitdamaged at 4:28 PM on February 9, 2009

Response by poster: I have. The suggestions didn't seem to really share all that many characteristics with IASM, aside from being jazz.
posted by grrarrgh00 at 4:39 PM on February 9, 2009

Duke Ellington's "Prelude to a Kiss" is one of my favorite songs ever. I particularly like Gilad Hekselman's performance of it. The man is a magnificent player.
posted by RustyBrooks at 4:59 PM on February 9, 2009

Youtube version of it
posted by RustyBrooks at 5:01 PM on February 9, 2009

Best answer: You might like some of Wes Montgomery's slower stuff, like Polka Dots and Moonbeams, that's a good one.
posted by RustyBrooks at 5:01 PM on February 9, 2009

Generally, Pandora isn't very helpful for things like this. Last.fm has a good list here.

Coltrane's My Favorite Things fits this description and was the second on the list from last.fm. Mood Indigo by Duke Ellington was also on the list.
posted by Pants! at 5:16 PM on February 9, 2009

Check out Antonio Carlos Jobim also, you may like his stuff. Bossa Nova, laid back, good stuff.
posted by RustyBrooks at 5:31 PM on February 9, 2009

Best answer: Stars Fell On Alabama off of Cannonball & Coltrane aka Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago with John Coltrane
posted by kid_dynamite at 6:15 PM on February 9, 2009

Ellington'sChelsea Bridge. Any number of recordings of Body And Soul.
posted by sourwookie at 8:10 PM on February 9, 2009

Not an exact match to your question, but you might benefit from some of the answers here.
posted by juv3nal at 1:27 AM on February 10, 2009

You need to look into Coleman Hawkins.
posted by fcummins at 5:40 AM on February 10, 2009

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