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Re: The Jazz Thread
« Reply #910 on: August 07, 2021, 10:51:15 PM »
One of the more often overlooked jazz artists is guitarist Emily Remler, who had a unique tone and exquisite phrasing.  It's a shame that her substance abuse issues got the best of her at far too young an age. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXvy-EdbgD0
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« Reply #911 on: August 31, 2021, 07:12:32 AM »
Played my first "jazz" gig last week. I think I did alright! There 3 three horns, a drummer, and a bassist, as well as a keyboard, so not really a high pressure situation on guitar. If I didn't know a tune or the changes, I just kind of colored the song a bit with some texture stuff, but even if I did, I tended to stay out of the keyboard's way.

I think my weakness was really the times I took a chorus on anything other than a blues, though. When I keep up with the changes, I still struggle with coming up with some kind of idea for how what I'm going for.

Anyone who could share some of their favorite jazz guitar players, feel free! I could use some ideas for sure  :biggrin:

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« Reply #912 on: September 08, 2021, 12:50:03 AM »
That's awesome! Jazz is one of my weaknesses as a drummer, love to play it but I don't have the flow around the kit that I would like too. I need to do more live gigs.
I have a constant nightmare to accept a gig without knowing it's a bigband and showing up with 30 people excepting you to nail every hit in the music while dancing around the kit like Buddy Rich.  :| :D

I was thinking of who I know of the modern jazz guitarists today and realised I don't know of many at all.
I found this list of known guitarist today. Maybe you could find some inspiration there.

Peter Bernstein

Recommended Peter Bernstein album: Signs of Life
Pasquale Grasso
Recommended Pasquale Grasso album: Solo Standards Vol 1
Mary Halvorson
Recommended Mary Halvorson album: The Anthony Braxton Project
Gilad Hekselman
Recommended Gilad Hekselman album: Homes
Julian Lage
Recommended Julian Lage album: Love Hurts
Jaume Llombart
Recommended Jaume Llombart album: Solo
Lionel Loueke
Recommend Lionel Loueke album: Karibu
Lage Lund
Recommended Lage Lund album: Terrible Animals
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Recommended Kurt Rosenwinkel album: Reflections
Jesse Van Ruller
Recommended Jesse Van Ruller album: Here And There


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« Reply #913 on: September 24, 2021, 06:12:06 AM »
New Miles Davis album, "The Lost Concert" released today, the 30th anniversary of his death, is a rare performance of Miles playing newer and older tunes, featuring Kenny Garrett, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Dave Holland, John Scofield, Joe Zawinul, and more.

https://www.mnprmagazine.com/news/miles-davis-the-lost-concert-double-cd-30th-anniversary-edition-completes-lost-trilogy/

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« Reply #914 on: October 01, 2021, 11:48:35 AM »
Some tasty funky in the pocket drummin with Stanley Randolph and a killer band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raja1uKoZHc&ab_channel=VicFirth

That vocalist is doing something to me, her voice just pierce my soul.  :heart
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« Reply #915 on: October 01, 2021, 12:07:22 PM »
Some tasty funky in the pocket drummin with Stanley Randolph and a killer band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raja1uKoZHc&ab_channel=VicFirth

That vocalist is doing something to me, her voice just pierce my soul.  :heart

That is one of the funkiest jams I've heard lately. :hat
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« Reply #916 on: October 03, 2021, 01:20:40 PM »
Satan's trousers. Amazing!
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« Reply #917 on: October 10, 2021, 10:09:55 AM »
Just saw this cool article on Bandcamp, showcasing some great bands combining jazz and metal.

https://daily.bandcamp.com/lists/jazz-metal-list

I've listened to some of these bands but most I haven't. I've made a Spotify playist of all the albums discussed (bar one) and will share my thoughts I suppose.

I'm hardly a jazz guy but I do like jazz influences  :millahhhh

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« Reply #918 on: October 10, 2021, 10:50:31 AM »
that Titans to Tachyons album mentioned there is excellent, but from most samples of the other stuff I would hardly call anything 'Jazz'.
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« Reply #919 on: October 16, 2021, 04:45:53 PM »
New Miles Davis album, "The Lost Concert" released today, the 30th anniversary of his death, is a rare performance of Miles playing newer and older tunes, featuring Kenny Garrett, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Dave Holland, John Scofield, Joe Zawinul, and more.

https://www.mnprmagazine.com/news/miles-davis-the-lost-concert-double-cd-30th-anniversary-edition-completes-lost-trilogy/

Thanks! Going to have to check this one out.

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« Reply #920 on: July 23, 2022, 04:41:12 AM »
This is probably the coolest arrangement of this tune I've heard, and Sara is easily my favorite jazz vocalist.  Christian Euman is also one of the best newer drummers in the scene. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HVKrZ8mfDY
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« Reply #921 on: August 22, 2022, 01:47:13 PM »
Been reading Miles Davis' autobiography. It's quite colorful  :lol

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« Reply #922 on: August 22, 2022, 02:28:51 PM »
This is probably the coolest arrangement of this tune I've heard, and Sara is easily my favorite jazz vocalist.  Christian Euman is also one of the best newer drummers in the scene. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HVKrZ8mfDY

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« Reply #923 on: August 22, 2022, 03:38:45 PM »
Been reading Miles Davis' autobiography. It's quite colorful  :lol

Indeed.  Not many people can shift the direction of an entire genre multiple times over their lifetime.  Good thing too that his legacy is already cemented.  I don't know how much of what he says and does is fictionalized/dramatized, but some of it definitely wouldn't play well in current times. 
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« Reply #924 on: August 24, 2022, 01:37:03 PM »
Really loving Christian Scott lately.
Not sure others are cued in to his stuff.

On a not-unrelated note, between exploring Miles and reading his book, I've felt a real draw to start learning Trumpet recently. I'm really thinking of pulling the trigger on a Yamaha, and setting up lessons for myself. This would be a brand new hobby, and as a 35 year old with a kid and too many hobbies already, worthy of serious evaluation before I drop like $2g on a student horn and a few months of lessons. But I also feel really excited about it, starting something completely new to me (which is not something I've really thought about for myself in a long, long time).

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Re: The Jazz Thread
« Reply #925 on: August 24, 2022, 02:26:47 PM »
You could also get a trumpet for a lot less than that just to try it out. Maybe you could even rent one. That's how I got my sax initially, before I (or actually my parents) bought it. By all means, do it; learning a new instrument is tons of fun.
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« Reply #926 on: August 24, 2022, 02:48:27 PM »
That's the one major category of instrument I haven't gotten into at all yet (brass).  Personally I'm not that crazy about solo trumpet.  It's a little shrill and piercing at times for me, I prefer them in ensembles, or a bit mellower related sound like a flugelhorn.  That said, if you're into the sound and it's not going to set you back too much, it's never too late. 
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« Reply #927 on: August 25, 2022, 05:10:17 AM »
Oddly, I struggled to enjoy Trumpet a lot when I was first getting into jazz. I especially found Miles' muted Trumpet to around a bit shrill and abrasive. At some point something changed, and it became my favorite thing.

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« Reply #928 on: October 14, 2022, 03:59:24 AM »
Stumbled over this recently:

Krokofant - Fifth

Very tasty jazz/prog/fusion. They have several earlier albums with less members that also sound great too.

https://open.spotify.com/album/3WH2Ot7J6cUNj4N2g8Qkd9?si=4uyFSpHDSni-J5xHhGST-g&utm_source=whatsapp
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« Reply #929 on: March 02, 2023, 12:31:15 PM »