First of all, I must confess I have a very basic understanding of jazz and I'm just very recently learning about it and enjoying it. I have a very small collection of jazz records, and yesterday I almost randomly picked up a copy of Ellington at Newport, and I was blown away by what turned out to be one of the most famous moments in Jazz history: Paul Gonsalves relentless sax solo, the crowd's wild reaction, the myth of a dancing woman in a black (or white?) dress who lead them all into chaos, Ellington's encouraging screams, the wild and raucous high-trumpet solo that followed, the ebullient audience who afterwards refused to calm down despite the organizers' (and even the Duke's) attempts to end the concert, the newspaper headlines the next day, and the renewal of Duke Ellington's career.This whole record is amazing, but I'm in love with song and with this moment in history. It seems to me it encompasses what I have been missing by not listening to Jazz: …
I'm playing a chord which contains ( from the lowest to the highest ) F#, G, D, A. My guess would be Gmajsus2 since it omits the third. But how do you specify an an suspended chord to include a major 7th? Pointers appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Getting really into the tone and sound of the piccolo. Wondering if there are any notable players or must-listen records involving the piccolo or if it's just a rarity i'm going to have to sparsely enjoy.Thanks!
this week's pick is from /u/pizzamacaroniLee Morgan - Search For the New Land (1966)http://ift.tt/2cgpsQgLee Morgan - trumpet Wayne Shorter - tenor sax Herbie Hancock - piano Grant Green - guitar Reggie Workman - bass Billy Higgins - drums 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!All actions performed by /u/mr_pc are automated; he is a bot. Did you find a bug? Report one by messaging /u/leafypixiestix or submitting an issue on Github.
this week's pick is from /u/JazzisgreatSonny Rollins - Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders (1958)http://ift.tt/2cmIHbISonny Rollins - tenor sax Hampton Hawes - piano Barney Kessel - guitar Leroy Vinnegar - bass Shelly Manne - drums Victor Feldman - vibes on track 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!All actions performed by /u/mr_pc are automated; he is a bot. Did you find a bug? Report one by messaging /u/leafypixiestix or submitting an issue on Github.
http://youtu.be/s4rXEKtC8iY This is probably my favorite song ever. So cool, groovy, and soulful. I'd love suggestions for any artists/songs in a similar style. I have a bunch of Jimmy Smith LPs, and have dabbled in gospel stuff. But I never find anything quite right. The closest I can think of is those Stan Getz boss's nova albums...different style obviously but the same cathartic quality.
Im looking for a jazz song that has a triple meter and is in binary form. AB or AABB whatever. It can even be AA'BB' where the A' & B' are improvs over the phrases and chord structures of A and BDoes any one have any suggestion?
Hi Reddit! Im currently studing musicology and on friday the seventh I have my first exam in jazz history!If anybody would care to help me, and explain to me what makes all these artists different from eachother and how I can hear it i would be infinitely grateful!Miles DavisJohn ColtraneCharles ParkerLouis ArmstrongDuke EllingtonCharles MingusArt BlakeyCannonball AdderleyBix BiederbeckeScott JoplinDizzy GillespieHow can I know when Miles Davis plays compared to Louis Armstrong for example?Thanks in advance!
I really like Bablicon, can anyone recommend me some more 'contemporary' stuff with either an interesting 'out-there' sound or that just has a lot of energy. Doesn't have to be related to the title or even contemporary honestly, I just really need some new stuff to listen to.
I've been looking for a while for heavy-ish bluesy jazz like this to no avail.. Some hard-bop and other rock around the time gets close sometimes, but none of it has that groovy, heavy, bluesy thing going on. Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place? Looking for suggestions for rock like this as well, but I'd love to hear more stuff with horns (bigger band arrangements) in this realm. Thanks!
I've talked to a few students that are currently attending University of Southern California, and the general vibe I get from them is that their small ensemble department is lacking proper faculty. It was my first choice school for a while and now I'm starting to question whether I should even apply. Has anyone heard anything similar?
Does anybody know some recordings, youtube videos or anything where western guitars (e.g. gibson sj200, martin hd28) are used for jazz?? Im just curios how it sounds and if they can be used for that purpose... Thanks!
I'm in love with this song, and I can't seem to find it anywhere online. I've been looking for a full jazz score (or just trumpet/ alto sax) for this piece.There is a recording by Wynton Marsalis and his sextet.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABM6VphQmJk7:24
So I've been hooked on Chick corea's "Trilogy" with Christian McBride and Brian Blade. The musicianship and ensemble is just insanely tight and virtuosic, yet it feels so natural. I'm especially a fan of his classical connections and how he applies that knowledge into the individual songs. Can anyone recommend some similar newish instrumental jazz trios/groups with the same standard of both performing and musicality? Preferably albums/groups which can be found on Spotify (I know ECM isn't available at all on streaming services). The less well known the better!Thanks!
I'm a fan of the accordion, but am not a fan of the classic "oom-pah" style typically associated with the accordion. So I was wondering if anyone knows of any jazz songs that feature the accordion. Thanks!
Just listened to this really great Kurt Rosenwinkel solo, and I was really moved by it. I wonder if he feels the same joy in listening to himself that I do, or if he's as self critical as all musicians can be. Curious to hear your guy's opinions.
Hello, /r/jazz!I am aware that one can find many free downloadable pdfs and pictures of sheet music simply by googleing, but not all of it.Often all you can find are previews, or sheets for the wrong instrument, or for an orchestra of a trillion flutes or something redicolus but not the simple (e.g. Saxophone) notes of a few jazz standards.There is a reddit for exchanging everything, so i thaught surley there will be one for sheet music aswell. There is a /r/sheetmusic, but it´s inactive, tells you to just google it and is kinda focused on piano notes of pop songs. So that was kind of a bummer.Is there another place i am not aware of? If not, would anybody be interested in opening a simple sub for sharing pictures or pdfs of (jazz) sheet music to benefit from each other and expand all our collections? Any ideas?Cheers!
Hi everyone, I'm moving to NYC for 3 months to do some intensive jazz piano studies. My main goal is to really improve my swing feel and bebop fundamentals, but basically I just want to improve my practical playing as much as possible. I figure I can study a lot of theory on my own back home. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions on how to make the best use of my limited time?I know there are plenty of great private teachers in NYC, so I'm not too worried about that. My bigger questions are -Finding fellow rhythm section players - Since I won't be part of a formal music program, how do I find other instrumentalists to play with (mainly drums & bass, but horn players too)? Any other ways besides jam sessions?Practice rooms - I'd like to practice on a real piano if possible, but renting a piano practice room in NYC runs ~$1000/month, which is quite expensive. Are there cheaper options available?Private music schools - does anyone have any experience with private…
We did Miles yesterday, so its only right we do Coltrane today. Here are mine in chronological order from when I think they were released:My Favorite ThingsOle ColtraneAfrica BrassColtraneBirdlandA Love SupremeColtrane Quartet PlaysSun ShipComplete 1961 Village VanguardOlatunji Concert
HiI really like this musician but I've never been able to find a recording session of his that sound good enough to really allow me to get lost in it.Is there anything out there that might have some HQ audio?
I'm not necessarily a novice in avant-garde jazz, but there's a lot of the world I don't think I've explored yet.Are there more albums like there like Karma? real "spiritual"? Karma really digs in and has this uplifting and majestic feel with its liquid sax, multitudes of cymbals, and etc. What other albums out there can compare to this sound?
Before I learned how to read bass clef, I remember spending like 2 hours trying to learn It Don't Mean a Thing on bass... That's an easy song too! I know there's one for Donna Lee, but that's only because Jaco played it... But it just seems like people would want to tab out some of the harder songs. Why do none of these exist? Hal Leonard could make a shitload of money if they printed a version of the Real Book that was all tabbed out. Of course, now I have an upright, so tabs do me no good.
One of my absolute favourite compositions is Hymn To Freedom and I also love the start of Gospel John.I know none of those two are pure jazz,but do you know any other pieces that have that gospel quality to them?I know a great deal of jazz has gospel in it,but my non sophisticated ear can only pick it up when it's kind of obvious,like in the cases above.
I recently saw the movie about Mile Davis, "Miles Ahead" and it has intrigued me to listen to some of his music.What would be a good sampling of his discography, like maybe 2 or so albums or maybe even 4 or 5 songs I can use to decide if I would be into his music or not?My personal tastes lean more towards smooth jazz but I just haven't experienced much of Mile's music I must sadly say.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRHJntLYMh0That's the medley from Sakamichi no Apollon which is pretty regularly posted on this subreddit. I really dig the "My Favorite Things" and "Someday My Prince Will Come" portions of the song. Does anybody know what style of jazz this is and where can I find more like it?
I just discovered Christian McBride's (and subsequently Sinatra's) version of "I Have Dreamed" from the musical "The King and I" and I absolutely adore how they interpreted the melody. Do you guys have any other recommendations?
"One down, one up" by Coltrane has recently become my favorite jazz piece. I wasn't sure why at first, but I just listened to some Josef Matthias Hauer today and I think the defining feature of "One down, one up" is that it similarly lacks a tonal center.I'm not very good with music theory, so I could be completely off about that. If someone knows what's actually going on with that song please let me know. Still interested in jazz that lacks a tonal center, regardless.
I'm in university jazz band. I have a lot of theory knowledge, know a lot of scales, and I'm getting better at playing what's in my ear, too. However I'm feeling like my lines are uninspired lately. I apologize this is so vague, but do you have any advice for how I can get a little more innovative? I'm thinking that listening and transcribing the greats would probably be inspirational. Is there some fresh new thing or perspective I can try?
Hey, all! I'm a bass player studying music right now looking for some new jazz to dig on. What's your favorite modern jazz trio right now? Favorite modern tenor/alto saxophonist or trumpeter right now? Looking to transcribe some fun stuff and any recommendations would be awesome. Thanks!
Hey all! Over in /r/musictheory we are reading an article about representations and interpretations of "funky rhythms." As a prelude to our full discussion next week, today we will be reading a very short portion of the article: an analysis of "I Wanna Be Like You" from The Jungle Book.You can join our discussion hereHope some of you will join us!