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Jazz, It's Not Dead, It Just Smells Funny - Jack Jack's Jazz

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Jazz, it's not dead, it just smells funny. A great quote from the great Frank Zappa.

I've recently dragged myself, kicking and screaming, into the new digital world. I purchased one of those new computerish fandangled phones. Now all the apps, trinkets, bells and whistles are pretty cool. But the major motivation was to have a convenient mp3 player that could hold more than 2.47 albums. So now I've been able to fairly extensively explore some different musical genres instead of the taste testing I've been limited to, and for some reason Jazz was the first thing I that appeared on my phone.

My father was brought up on Jazz and he loved it to bits. So every Sunday morning we endured his obligatory jazz record reminiscing. Somewhere along the way I must have taken a liking to it, or, maybe I'm just doing my own reminiscing. In any case I'm really enjoying listening to some different music. Jazz Rocks!

I'm no aficionado on jazz. I wouldn't have any idea on how to define it. So we'll leave it open to interpretation as to what fits. But jump on in, the waters just fine, and I'm interested to hear some new artists and songs.

I was going to title the thread after the Bing Crosby/ High Society Soundtrack song "Now you has Jazz" and make it my first song, but i didn't think it was hardcore enough. Instead I've gone for a song that generally get's a run whenever I start listening to that funny smell.

Jack Jack's Jazz 1.0

Edit: And a big up to macca for the idea.

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Nothing wrong with Jazz .

Smoke and listen .

Relaxo!

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Good on ya JJ . Thanks for that but you were the originator of the idea mate . I'll kick my contribution off with a nice little number from a superb jazz guitarist - Chuck Loeb .

This song is called "Carbo Fuel"

Macca 1.0

Chuck Loeb - Carbo Fuel

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Here's a great song I discovered from the film Thomas Crown Affair. The song fits into the finale of the film so well, I can't imagine the film without it. It's also hard to believe that the song was recorded nearly 35 years before the film.

If you haven't seen the film, I highly recommend it.

I've included 2 versions. The first directly from the film and the second being the original full length song.

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't seen the film and would like to then don't watch the first version, from the movie. I know, the movie is 12 odd years old, but you just never know?

I think it's Jazz?

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Movie Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qie9icuHp-Y

Full Length Version

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This track is by the one and only George Duke : Keyboard Jazz pioneer . Like most of the songs I will post on this thread, it's a bit of a toe-tapper !

The link to this track should play automatically . I found this music site has just about everything, and the sound quality is quite good . This song is called "T-Jam".

George Duke - T-Jam

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Thanks Macca - really enjoyed the Duke.

Here is one of my favorites, Les Mc Cann and Eddie Harris.Compared to What.

Word was that Eddie harris was booked to play the 1969 montreaux Jazz fest with the band but they hadnt had time to practise and ended up getting blasted backstage before coming on.Les told Eddie just to watch and wait for him to come in and do his thing. it worked beautifully and I never knew the original was on Youtube but have just found it.

Sock it to me!

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Good stuff Macca.

And Franky I'm always a sucker for a good story behind the music, great tune too.

I mentioned this song in my opening post so I guess I'm obligated to post it. From the musical High Society. I must say that I usually don't take to musicals but this one was an exception. A seriously star studded movie with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Grace Kelly and probably a few others I've forgotten.

Some terrific and very memorable songs like Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and High Society.

Jack Jack's Jazz 1.2

And my favourite Well Did You Ever.

(He said she was Stoned!... tee hee!)

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Nice goin with this thread .

Ronny Jordan is my favourite jazz guitarist , hails from the UK . A lot of his tunes have a great feel to them .

This song is called "7th Heaven"

Macca 1.2

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I don't have any good stories, or even just a plain ol' story, to go along with song. It's just a good song.

Jack Jack's Jazz 1.3

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This track is by the late Grover Washington Jr . His music lives on forever though . A fantastic saxophonist .

The song is called "Tell Me About it Now"

Macca 1.3

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It can hardly be a Jazz thread without the great Sachmo. The guy had such an amazing and long career, playing up to 300 gigs a year!

I heard Louis Armstrong fairly regularly growing up. Both my parents were fans until my ma found out during half time (I can call it that, it's a footy forum after all) Louis would head back and have a few left handed cigarettes. That ruined it for her.

But as the great Bill Hicks said "See I think drugs have done some good things for us. If you don't think drugs have done good things for us then do me a favor. Go home tonight and take all of your records,tapes and all your CD's and burn them. Because, you know all those musicians who made all that great music that's enhanced your lives throughout the years? Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreal f$#king high on drugs, man." Hard to disagree with that.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vpuFYQwZ5o

One of his big hits (I'd say second only to What A Wonderful World) was Hello Dolly. It's amazing what that song achieved. It knocked The Beatles off the top of the charts and made him the oldest person to achieve the number 1 spot (60ish from memory).

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#: 14   Posted (edited)

Great stuff JJ with the one and only Louis ! How good was this man ! So much music to explore .

I love a good jazz keyboardist . Here's Brian Simpson with "Juicy" Another toe-tapper !

Macca 1.4

Brian Simpson - Juicy

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Herbie Mann in 1962.

It goes for 8 minutes but is Classic Soul Jazz.

If you do like it (it is after all jazz flute) check the youtube link to listen to Herbie Manns version of the Classic "Sunny". many versions of this song are available with the most popular being the Boney M disco version. Herbies version is truer to the sentiments of the song (IMO) even though there are no vocals. The song was written by a young guy about his older brother getting killed the day after JFK. Because he wanted to remember him in a happy disposition rather than a lousey disposition he wrote Sunny. One for Two Sheds jackson.

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Herbie Mann in 1962.

It goes for 8 minutes but is Classic Soul Jazz.

If you do like it (it is after all jazz flute) check the youtube link to listen to Herbie Manns version of the Classic "Sunny". many versions of this song are available with the most popular being the Boney M disco version. Herbies version is truer to the sentiments of the song (IMO) even though there are no vocals. The song was written by a young guy about his older brother getting killed the day after JFK. Because he wanted to remember him in a happy disposition rather than a lousey disposition he wrote Sunny. One for Two Sheds jackson.

Just listened to both Franky . Excellent and smooth as . Knew that story about "Sunny" but had only heard the Buddy Hebb version and Boney M's until now . Good work .

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I guess Im really putting up all my soul Jazz favorites and most of them are recorded during the Demons salad days.

Here is something not told in the movie Ray. Ray Charles was a Jazz boy genius before he took to singing R'n B.

On this track

, an instrumental, he plays both Guitar and Alto Sax. (around the 5 minute mark).

The back of my vinyl re-iterates how '50s jazz followers felt spurned (think Dylan going electric 10 years later but on a smaller scale) and never followed him down the road to Rythm and Blues.

How long blues is one i turn too late night in my cups at the end of each football year.

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Here's David Benoit with "Will's Chill" .

David has been around for yonks and is another supreme jazz keyboardist .

Macca 1.5

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Here's a nice little number from South African Jazz guitarist Jonathan Butler

The song is called "Make Room For Me"

Macca 1.6

http://grooveshark.c...Me/2MR067?src=5

Or here's a live version ...

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#: 20   Posted (edited)

Nice work Franky & Macca keeping the thread going.

I scored a few Jazz magazines whilst in the states. When I catch up on a few uni assignments I'm hoping to pick up some new stuff from the articles/reviews.

In the mean time here's a bit of Benny Goodman.

Jack Jack's Jazz 1.5

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Here's another excellent jazz guitarist named Larry Coryell

This track is called "Evil"

Macca 1.7

http://grooveshark.c...il/1YyA3m?src=5

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Here's the theme from Marseille Contract/The Destructors by Roy Budd. A very cool funk/jazz/groove instrumental that reminds me of a Massive Attack song (Unfinished Symphony?)

The guy was ahead of his time.

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Came across this number a little while ago . It's by Ty Pursglove called "Sunshine at Night"

Don't know much about Ty other than he's from Germany . Nice relaxing bit of smooth jazz though .

Liked that last one you posted JJ btw . Must have another look at 'The Marseille Contract' as well !

Macca 1.8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQsOLr0lRdE

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#: 24   Posted (edited)

Came across this number a little while ago . It's by Ty Pursglove called "Sunshine at Night"

Don't know much about Ty other than he's from Germany . Nice relaxing bit of smooth jazz though .

Liked that last one you posted JJ btw . Must have another look at 'The Marseille Contract' as well !

Great tune. That one's going straight to the pool room.

Yeah, I've only just started listening to Roy Budd. But that song struck a chord (boom boom) the instant I heard it. Clever guy.

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#: 25   Posted (edited)

Great tune. That one's going straight to the pool room.

Yeah, I've only just started listening to Roy Budd. But that song struck a chord (boom boom) the instant I heard it. Clever guy.

Decent combo here with Herbie Hancock and John Mayer . I think this is jazz ? It's certainly funky

Macca 1.9

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