I know some of us out there love jazz also. Let's hear about it. Any type, from dixie-land, big band, bop, fusion, urban, cool, whatever type you like.So pull up a chair, pull out your axe, and make this a memorable gig.
Fusion is one of my favorite forms of jazz. So here is one of the masters, Mr. Chick Corea. From the album, My Spanish Heart.
Great album. Got it. But I personally think 'Where Have I Known You Before", their previous album, is better. Both are great, though. They brought more people into jazz, along with Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, and Spyro Gyra, that it was considered a mini-revival at the time. Romantic Warrior was the first jazz album to sell over a million albums in decades.
Dave Brubek-Blue Rondo A La Turk. From one of the greatest jazz albums of all time. Time Out.
One more, then I will be calling it a night.
Weather Report. From the album, Heavy Weather. Birdland.
Saw RTF in Newport News, Virginia right after the release of Romantic Warrior, and I got to go backstage. I met Lenny White and Al Dimeola. Chick and Stanley had already left. Glorious for a young, 21 yo jazz enthusist. And the concert, to say the least, was brillant.
Never heard of Bireli Lagrene, but I'm going to now. Thanks for the heads up Write4U.
this is awesome!
I really like this one.
This is a LONG TIME favorite from a band I have been listening to since 1976 and which, over 40 years since its origination in 1970, is still making amazing music together.
May I present Oregon:
Oh Thank you Loren. Have never even heard of this. Well, you can't know everything, huh. First impressions, quiet, restrained joy. Some melancholia, overlain with hope for the future. Sharing of hopes, lessons learned. Join with us, we can journey together. Overall, love, of the music, life.
Will definately be adding this to my collectiion. I really need to listen to this. Again and again.
This is also new to me. Feel like I should get to know it since I live close to Oregon.lol It's different. Peaceful. I like it a lot. Is that a clarinet ?
And while I'm at it, here's is one of the founders of Oregon, guitarist Ralph Towner, playing the Miles Davis Classic, "Nardis:"
I'm almost afraid of posting here because I fear once I get started I won't be able to stop. I'll skip work, skip meals and won't sleep. Probably 80% of my music collection is jazz. Jazz is my favorite music and I love so many styles of it: the hot fox trots of the 1920's, big band, Ellington, Basie, Goodman, Kenton, be-bop, cool jazz, Parker, Coltrane, Clifford Brown, vocalists, Ella, Anita O'Day, Blossom Dearie, Sinatra, the great pianists, Art Tatum, Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson. I could go on and on.
I'll just start with my favorite jazz arranger Billy May. He started as a trumpet player and music arranger for Charlie Barnet and Glenn Miller. In the 1950's he had his own dance/big band with his famous "slurping saxophones." He had an illustrious, industrious and long career in music. His musical life touched almost everyone in some way. His Wikipedia entry: Billy May
Perfidia by the Billy May band from the '50s.