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Cory Henry -Gotcha Now Doc

by Jurispearitus

What's the big deal with Flanagan's solo on Giant Steps? Obviously it's not the best solo ever, but I think Tom Flanagan gets way more crap for it than he deserves. Put any decent pianist next to Coltrane at the peak of his prowess and of course they're going to sound mediocre.

by walrusnoob

Jazz Harmony Books? Hello, I am a music undergrad student with a solid foundation in Classical harmony and music theory, But I've never played jazz or taken any jazz classes. I'm looking for a good book or other resources into jazz harmony that would be suitable for someone familiar with classical theory, but with no background in Jazz. Any suggestions?

by cruzan

Anyone know the name of this Randy Weston tune? LinkI'm really in love with the first tune he plays; though the 'tracks' are listed in the description, they seem to be completely wrong, sadly. Thanks in advance!

by Pinkwalele

Thelonius Monk- In Walked Bud

by Unjust_Flying_Pasta

Kenny Ball Jr emotional interview on his Dad's incredible Jazz legacy Hey everyone,Kenny Ball Jr was a recent guest on The StageLeft Podcast, where Kenny discusses his father's truly incredible legacy in Jazz. (The pic attached is Kenny Ball holding a photo of Louis Armstrong presenting his Dad with a Gold Disc for a million records sold!) Hope you enjoy!Chris

by lennym2

The Creole Jazz Band Book and Real Book of Blues index for the Fakebook app just added scripts to download and index the Creole Jazz Band Fakebooks in C, Bb, Eb and F, as well as in bass clef. These books, originating from, contain lots of oldies and goodies shared according to "pay it forward". There are also new scripts for the blues classics in the Blues Real Book. Download the Fakebook Pro sheet music reader from .

by bernardmortsell

Where do I start with Thelonious Monk? I've listened to Monk's Dream multiple times and I really enjoy it. When I look into the rest of his music, similar to most jazz artists, his discography is extremely daunting. Anybody have any good suggestions as to where I should begin, i.e. classic albums, live performances, etc.?

by nowuff

I'm after a specific style of swing. I've recently discovered a style of swing I like, but I'm having trouble searching for more. Songs like Artie Shaw's Man from Mars and Diga Diga Doo, Benny Goodman's Sing Sing Sing. They often start with or have some breakdown with a drum rhythm on a low tom or have brass with plungers as a couple of conventions I've noticed. Whilst not entirely similar with tempo, I also have found a similar feel in songs like Sleepwalker's Serenade and Ellington's It Don't Mean a Thing.The closest I've got is a lot of the 90s ska-ish revival bands like Cherry Poppin' Daddies, but I'm not after that particularly. Also if there are any modern bands doing this in a more traditional style, I'd be interested in that too. But even just a way to define it so I can search more effeciently would be helpful. Thanks.

by bluesdude

Anyone Else Listen to Chris Potter's New Album? I recently listened to this album in its entirety for the first time the other day, and I really think it's an incredible work of art. There's such an interesting fusion of styles and the orchestration is gorgeous. Have people talked about this album on r/jazz at all? I seriously think this album is unbelievable and one of the best to come out in 2015 and I don't know why I haven't heard anything about it.

by The_Prez_

Bulgarian Boogie

by Scientologist2a

Differences of jazz composition to classical composition Hey guys, I was just wondering if any of you guys could tell me a little bit about the differences between classical and jazz composition, especially in terms of voice leading.

by progrocker2

Hey r/Jazz, I'm mostly a Folk hobby-songwriter but I want to start making some jazz-oriented songs, could you guys give me some general advice or 'what I did right/wrong' feedback on my first attempt? I'm so sorry if this is not appropriate for this sub, I didn't see anything against it in the guidelines, but just tell me and I'll remove it if that's the case. I don't want to promote my work with this post in any way, I have no plans of becoming an actual 'for real' artist, I'm just an inexperienced (regarding jazz) musician seeking advice on his hobby, for fun, since jazz is such an amazing genre and I find myself gravitating towards it more and more. If you're willing to, my first try can be found here, but general advice is very welcome too!Thank you in advance for any help!

by gatesofcerdes

Impressions - John Coltrane (1926 - 1967),,

by r3clclit

Sun Ra big band charts? Hey guys, I've been looking around, but I can't seem to find many big band charts of any of his tunes, let alone sheet music at all. If I can't find what I'm looking for, i'll just arrange it to my best abilities, but if anyone knows of any existing ones it'd be awesome!

by Ah-Um

Jazz specific warmups I am very much still in the throws of learning jazz on piano. Both how to play and the theory.When I am warming up I only really go through the cycle of 5ths doing a neatly voice 1 6 2 5 progression.What do you guys do? Or suggest I do

by cyoung75

fast, free jazz recommendations? hi, i've just found out the genre of free jazz from a few songs, and i'd like to listen to some more.i did a google search, but most of them came out to be medium paced free jazz (where it's not necessarily, slow, nor fast)so any artists/bands does fast, free jazz? thankyou

by 1832vin

Need help with making the big step from keyboard to piano Hey there, I was thinking about trying my luck into jazz piano conservatory next summer and I was wondering what sort of preparation does it usually take to be admitted? So far I've been playing keyboard for ten years now, and I am also very fluent in the basics of piano. I know there's a ton of hard work involved, but I have all the time in the world to practice, practice, practice. As a matter of fact, I've started excercising on my scales and comping these last few months for a couple of hours a day. Any thoughts on how could I improve in time for an audition in 7-8 months?

by conf0

Keith Jarrett Shred

by cdim781

If i like Miles Davis - Kind of blue and Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk, what other albums should i check out? Yup, the title says it all. I am new to jazz, but this far those two are my favourite albums. Especially Blues Walk perhaps. What other albums should i check out? Im particularly interested in albums from the blue not label. Thanks!Edit: Blues Walk do get a bit too up-beat sometimes. So maybe recommend something similar, but slower as well.

by svup

New Orleans Tonight was my first night ever in NOLA and I was somewhat depressed. I am an 18 year old trumpet player and every single place was 21+. Any suggestions other than coming back when I am not underage?? I love jazz and want to hear some music!!

by mylifeiseddie

What are some jazz artists to look out for in 2016/the future? Hey /r/Jazz. I'm sure most of you are familiar with Kamasi Washington's The Epic, and how it's kind of become popular with a bunch of people outside the normal jazz community. I'm one of those people - I thought it was brilliant.I really don't want The Epic to be the only jazz album in my collection. I already have a list of classics/essentials that I'll be listening to, but I was wondering: who are some more contemporary jazz artists who you really like? what are your most anticipated albums/artists potentially coming out in 2016? as an amateur music writer, I'd love to write some pieces about modern jazz albums next year, and you guys know a lot more than me. Thanks for any responses, I really appreciate it. Just a newbie hoping to get into this beautiful genre!

by signalmodulator

Where can I find jazz like this? Hi there!I'm new to this subreddit, so this may not be the place to ask, but I was listening to the fantastic soundtrack for a game called L.A. Noire, and I was wondering - where can I find jazz like this?I'm also curious, does this particular style have a name? I'm fairly new to jazz so I'm not sure. Thanks so much!

by Ga1axy_Wo1f

Looking for a particular avant garde song/album. A couple of years ago I heard an avant garde jazz song that began with busy city sounds and very quickly became very hectic. I want to say that it was Ornette Coleman or Albert Ayler but I have no idea what song/album it could be. Anyone happen to know?

by StudentOfTheSouth


by cr1875

Ronny Jordan- After Hours

by cr1875

Ronny Jordan - Heaven

by cr1875

Silk - Rick Braun

by cr1875

Love After War - Streetwize

by cr1875

Tool where I can create my own backing track? I want to make a backing track that includes drums, guitar, and bass where I can enter in the chord changes. Is there anywhere online I can do this?

by morepootis

Unknown jazz piece Hey guys, I'm kind of new to this subreddit and reddit in general, but that's because I basically only made an account because I stumbled upon a jazz piece of which i'm desperately trying to figure out it's name. I was wondering if you guys could help identify what the song is called because it has been bugging me for way too long. The piece I'm talking about can be heard from 04:02 to 04:45 in the video linked later on in this text, a video from a Dutch TV program about Dutch literature. The episode linked is about a 1969 novel, so perhaps the piece is from around that time? If you guys could help me out that would be awesome. Link video: (Not really sure if I can post this in text or if I should make a separate link post, so i'm just going to post this here)

by TimZka

Jazz Scatting for Noobs

by SimonFransman


by StoneFacedBuddha

I bought a ticket to my first concert but I have questions! So one of my favorite groups, Lee Fields and The Expressions, is coming to my city so I decided it's about time I went to my first concert. However I am clueless and have questions:I have seen videos of my friends at Mac Miller and other concerts and its super loud and crazy rave stuff (which is great too) so everyone is jumping and stuff but they are a soul group what is everyone going to be doing just standing there?My friend says there will be a ton of drugs. I'm not into that sort of thing so will I be uncomfortable? Really never been around that beforeIs it weird to go alone? I don't have any friends into this music so I just bought a ticket for myselfAny other advice would be great!

by Sheehan7

week 132: Bill Watrous - Bone-ified (1992) Bill Watrous - Bone-ified (1963) Watrous - trombone Shelly Berg - piano Lou Fischer - bass Drums – Randy Drake, Tom Cummings (4) spotifyamazongoogleplayitunesThis is an open discussion for anyone to discuss anything about this album/artist.If you contribute to discussion you could be the one to pick next week's album. Enjoy!

by leafypixiestix

Question for professional/semi-professional Jazz musicians about developing jazz chops at a later age and working towards becoming a well rounded jazz player. Hey there, anyway, I've (28 year old male) have been playing music seriously for about 10 years. I was always mildly interested in jazz, but played double bass in roots American bands (bluegrass, country, western-sing, rockabilly) and dabble in guitar. I'm fairly accomplished and sought after for studio recordings from bands in my geographic area, however I am well aware of my limitations when it comes to being a well-rounded musician and not just good at fairly simply traditional folk styles.I have a good ear for music, I can get 100/100 on ascending/descending/harmonic intervals within one octave and average about 80% within two octaves, I can hear and chart "country" style chord changes well, but I was wondering if anybody here, or if anybody knows, any musicians who started out playing one style of music and were able to become competent in jazz later in life, as 28 seems to be on the older side for inexperienced jazz musicians.I recently was…

KALKO - japajazz

by Thepoopsniff

Wes Montgomery - Caravan

by jazzilla

D-Stringz - Stanley Clarke/Biréli Lagrène/Jean-Luc Ponty (2015)

Tenderly - Stacey Kent (2015)

Can anyone identify this jazz organ quartet song? used to play this with a soul-jazz group when I was in high school -- we took the arrangement off an old mixtape the sax player had, and I've always wondered whose song it is. The instrumentation was organ, guitar, tenor sax, and drums. Maybe Willis Jackson or someone like that?Thanks!

by jazzguitarboy

Looking For "California Here I Come" on Vinyl Hey guys, I have been looking for a vinyl version of Bill Evan's album "California Here I Come" for a while now and haven't had much luck. At this point, while I would love to find an original, anything would do. My only request is that it is not a Japanese version, as I am not a fan of the banner that Asian albums have on the cover.If anyone could help me find a copy, new or very lightly used, I would appreciate it greatly. I would love an original, but realize it can be tough to find.Thanks for any advice, everything is appreciated.

by PyroPenguin123

Ella Fitzgerald and Perfect Pitch Hello, /r/jazz,I'm making this thread so that I can open a discussion as to whether or not miss Ella had perfect pitch. Ella has long been accepted as the foremost jazz vocal interpreter of tunes in her time, hence the title, "Queen of Jazz," but as far as I'm concerned that's not pragmatic enough. I want conclusive evidence from an academic standpoint saying that she's a person with perfect pitch.To present a little bit of background, I'm a person with a pretty damn great sense of relative pitch, almost pseudo-perfect pitch, if you will. I listen to her tunes and they seem almost too good. However, she's too on point to be discounted as only a person having relative pitch, and I want to see some real arguments supporting and not supporting this statement.Moreover, she's a boon to the jazz vocalist community, perhaps the best, and definitely the most respected on the whole, but I want to see a holistic and pragmatic assessment…

Records Similar to "Vijay Iyer- Break Stuff" I'm currently looking for some recommendations of some jazz similar to Break Stuff, Vijay Iyer's fantastic new trio album. I'm also a huge fan of Mark Turner's "Lathe of Heaven" which came out last year.ECM's catalogue is so extensive, I'd rather just get some choice picks (although they don't have to be from ECM).

by MaxSkorpion

I met (Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, etc.) And they were.... Share your story Hey guys I'm not sure if this will work but anybody out there ever met one of the great jazz cats? I'd love to hear about it, they were all before my time and can only imagine what it was like to see these guys live let alone have a conversation with them.

by clarity4miles