Hi,I'm a big fan of trios. Especially ones with either unusual instrumentation or unconventional playing.Some of my favorites include:Ellington, Roach, Mingus - Money JungleAhmad Jamal Trio - The AwakeningWes Montgomery Trio (with the organ against wes' guitar)Max Roach TrioThe Bad PlusOscar Peterson TrioWould appreciate any recommendations. Thanks a lot!
As much as I love listening to the classics and jazz icons of the past, I'd like to keep up with the current trends and new artists. How do the subscribers of r/Jazz do it? Any magazines or websites I should know about? Maybe a consistently curated Jazz Spotify playlist?
I had the pleasure of seeing these guys play earlier this year and really loved their sound. I'm just starting to get into jazz and except for some of the obvious classic albums don't really know where to start exploring so I'm hoping someone can point me towards similar sounding artists / groups.Thanks!
What im looking for is a type of slow, calm jazz style of music that doesn't get all uppity. It just retains its slow coolness. If it has vocals, the vocals don't yell or get loud and also sound nice and calm.If anyone could post some links that I could listen to later and respond with critiques to help me narrow it down, if you didn't find it off the bat, I would be so appreciative.Thank you all
Alright so here's the situation. I'm applying to this school, for a major in Music Education, that for whatever reason no longer accepts classical guitar students anymore. One of their options for auditions is jazz studies and here are the requirements,"Be prepared to perform the following (for saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums, piano, electric guitar, double bass): 1. Major scales, two octaves in all keys with fluency 2. Two or three contrasting jazz standards should be prepared. Be able to play the melody and improvise. (Guitar, bass, and pianists should demonstrate accompanying.) 3. Sight reading of a lead sheet (melody, improvisation, and accompaniment) 4. Performance of a transcription is highly recommended"Now my question for all you jazz heads, I need some help finding a couple jazz standard that you think would be good for an audition! I would be playing guitar and I just really need some advice! Thank you all so much in advance!
https://youtu.be/miyF5vn57aI?t=4mThis is Chance the Rapper's "Finish Line/Drown". A lot of cool jazz and gospel influences used in this track, although posting this in jazz may be a stretch haha. However, jazz class is where I learned to count out rhythms, and its been a long time. At the time started, Noname does really cool things with the first couple of lines in her verse. I cant seem to place a downbeat or figure out if she's using quintuplets or triplets or if I'm just overthinking it and its that she's stylistically late on the beat. This song is stuck in my head and its nagging me that I cant figure it out! thanks :)
I am a big fan of this album, but haven't been able to find anything similar. In particular I like the song Crooked Creek. The guitarist on this album is Kurt Rosenwinkel, but his own stuff is quite different. In particular the elements I like are the minimalist but intricate drumming (obviously) and the saxes, both the solos and when they play themes in unison.
I was listening to NPR Miami last night and they have a jazz segment. A song came on with a guy scat singing and the phrase ended with something like "badabebop." Powerful, gutteral voice. I know this is vague but if anyone knows it's you guys.
His version of the bossa standard "E Preciso Perdoar," "Every Time They Play This Song," has never been recorded in the studio but has long been a staple of his live shows (it's the one where he "plays flute" by holding up a drumstick and whistling, for those who've been fortunate enough to see him). He performed it when I saw him back in the very early 2000s, and I've never forgotten it.What that amounts to, though, is I've been searching over a decade for a full live performance or a set of lyrics. I've only found partial clips, but from years of scouting I've still not been able to come up with all the lyrics. I've got the bridge and the final verse now, but am still missing the first two verses.
Does anyone know of a good jazz duet for guitar and clarinet (or sax)? I'm doing a chamber recital in April on classical guitar and I really want to include a jazz piece. If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. Also, if there is music available anywhere to purchase (or free of course) that would be great as well.Thanks!I am not opposed to there being some other instrumentation, especially some percussive instrument.
I'm doing a school project and I'm trying to find a piece to close a video where the main character just found her inner beauty. Basically, someone makes her see that her physical appearance doesn't matter when put into perspective by her inner beauty. The video is set in the year 2046 if that matters. I want to use Jazz because it's my favorite genre, and some of it is very timeless. I was thinking of using something by Yusef Lateef, but I'd love some suggestions. Thanks!
Hey r/jazz, I've been listening to "Ellington Indigos" a lot before I go to bed/when I wake up in the morning. I'm looking for some other similar albums (either Dukes or another artist) that give a similar vibe, interesting and relaxing, good for sleepy time/waking up.What do you all like? Preferably instrumental stuff please, Thanks!
Hey y'all, here is a link to a blog post I made about preparing for performances and/or recording sessions. I was listening to an interview with a well known martial arts coach (John Kavanagh), and a quote stuck out to me about how much time he feels is necessary to learn a new skill. I realized that the quote dovetailed with how I prepared for important gigs based on how much time I had to prepare.You can read the full post here
Hey, so I figure this would be a good place to post this question.I'm a music education major and I would really like to be able to have a jazz program at whatever school I end up teaching at. I think jazz is extremely important to American culture and offers a way of viewing how music works that's vastly different from what concert band, orchestra or choir may teach. I think that offering both jazz and concert ensemble is important to offering a well-rounded music education.The problem is, I'm not all that great at jazz. I might as well have never really even played it. It's difficult for me to get started, though, since my classmates that I would be playing with are so advanced.Do any fellow educators here know of any books or resources that would be a good starting point for learning jazz? I'm not as concerned about being a great jazz musician myself (although that would obviously help), but more so about getting to a point where I can help high school or middle…
hello enthusiasts, i started playing the saxophone a couple of months ago (but i've played the clarinet for 7 years +) and was interested in learning about jazz saxophone. I'd say my playing is like grade 5 ish standard right now, so are there any good books to help us out? cheers!
I got a pretty long winter break from college and I'm looking into maybe getting some jazz cds to study up on. I'm a bassist so I'm looking for some bass players to study. Anything besides Mingus or jaco or any of the heavy hitters as I'm pretty familiar with their work. Please send me reccomendations! Thanks!
I have to apologize in advance. My recollection of this song is quite vague.I heard this song on a Music Choice channel. That's like a channel that plays music all the time. There's different channel for different genres.It was a very catchy tune. I want to say the chorus went something like "You look good in blue" or "Blue looks good on you". It may have been something else. I know he was singing about a woman that looked good in blue.I'm not even sure when this song was recorded. I think it was recent, but I have no idea.If you think you know what song I'm talking, please point me in the right direction.Thank you for your time.
I remember when I first learnt about this progression, I couldn't stop hear it in every song. I was almost obsessed with it and I couldn't stop playing it in every key. I got really excited for each time I heard it in a song. Did you share the same "obsession" as me when you first got into jazz?
TL:DR who are some of the notable people who played with Sinatra in the sextets, etc (obviously I'm not looking for a list of a full big band).So basically I was watching a DVD of Sinatra in 1962 performing with a sextet and specially the guitar player I didn't recognize. I know Al Viola, Tony Mottola, and others all played but I can't seem to find out when anyone in particular played - or who else.So if anyone does know of any line ups, if there were ever any steady members, or more about the revolving door of members, that would be wonderful! (Or of any reading material that could help!)
The 1960s are really a decade of many heavily jazz-influenced film scores. Are there any texts on this phenomenon - how jazz got into film music and what role it has played during its heighday and beyond? Thx
This is my solo bass rendition of Autumn Leaves. I'm relatively pleased with it but i'm sure there is a lot I can't pick up on that could use work. Thank you so much, any criticism is really really appreciated!https://youtu.be/BijOqOWwtPY
Hello,I am a percussionist studying music at a conservatory in Ohio. Jazz drum set is my primary and this is my first year as a music major at the school and my second year overall. The university is a classically centered school. We even have an institution dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach. In my time here I've learned quite a bit of Jazz studies related things, however, I am almost done with all my Jazz course work, which is only 4 classes added on my curriculum. I am unsatisfied with being here because of I'm not getting what I think should a true education in Jazz. Am I a fool for thinking I could get what i need in Jazz at a school that doesn't focus on Jazz?On a side note, if any of you graduates have any recommendations to schools that aren't, big schools like, FSU or IU please comment below. I'm not the best but I've worked with the best and I've been told I have potential. I just feel I need to get with the right program. Any help would be apprec…
to have*If anyone is interested, please send me a PM.A very brief abstract: Jazz defining itself as a quintessential of American culture during an austere period, that is the Great Depression.I'll explain more in details if you're interested, I'll be indebted for any advice or feedback. Thanks folks!
Hey all, I've been trying to get into jazz recently and I have had some luck with finding Herbie Hancock & Miles Davis. The thing is I want to expand my horizons and find more artists. I listen to 90's hip hop and reggae heavily but i also like funk, soul, some pop. I really want to find jazz artists that produce "trippy"/ cool sounding music but I dont mind other suggestions.
So months ago I found an interesting pdf of an old notebook annotation and reminders on playing over changes and improvisation tips. I can't remember who was the player, but it was one of the famous guys (mingus, joe henderson, guys of that caliebr). Can someone remember where to find this gem again?Thanks a lot!
I keep on hearing this one phrase used by many different artists. Ive heard it from bird, pat methany, and joe pass. Where did this particular cliche originate from, and what are some other common cliches you've heard?
I saw some love for Fukui in this sub in the past, so I gave his stuff a listen. I think some of his tunes are fun, but I find his playing sort of... bad. To me it sounds like he has a very limited improvisational vocabulary (mostly typical blues licks), and while he definitely has some energy, his solos often sound rambling and repetitive. Am I totally wrong about this guy? What am I missing?
I'm auditioning for CJC(California Jazz Conservatory) this spring and I'm not sure what songs to choose as this is my first college audition. I need to play a medium blues tune, up swing tune, Latin tune and a ballad. What do you guys think would be good? I'd prefer songs from the Real Book but other than that I'm open to anything.
I'm writing a 25 page essay for my music class and I'd like to introduct it with an anekdote from a jazz musician. I'm looking for an interesting character from which I can quote a bit of his/her biography to capture what jazz is all about.Alternatively, instead of a short story, I'd also appreciate just a good quote to introduct my essay with.I know it seems a bit child-ish, but thanks for the help, reddit!
I have recently been trying to get into jazz music but am having trouble enjoying it. I am someone who listens to a lot of different kinds of music, primarily rock/metal (which is what I play on guitar), as well as pop, rap, electronic and classical. I am always trying to expand my musical horizons and appreciate new genres. I have done that successfully with a lot of genres at this point, but Jazz is lost one me.I listened to the entire 'new to jazz" list of albums, and I couldn't find much I truly enjoyed. I can appreciate the technical skills and impressive improv of someone like Miles, but the music simply doesn't hit me on any emotional level and I quickly got bored of most albums I listened to.The stuff I did enjoy were mainly guitar based things. I already listen to some fusion guitarists like Guthrie Govan, and have recently gotten into John McLaughlin and Mahavishnu orchestra, and also discovered Kurt Rosenwinkel, who I am just about to find an album to have …