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*Spoiler alert* haha

This song featured on the latest episode of 'Better Call Saul' ... Chris Joss with 'Tune Down' (from his album 'Sticks')

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Beat me to it Macca. Great song and a great show.

Here's a few from Zero 7, featuring Sia on Destiny

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It's been a bad few moinths for bass players, first this gentleman (Jack Bruce) and just in the past week or so, Free's Andy Fraser (see my post in the Nuggets thread). Most remember Jack for his blues and rock and most particularly for Cream, but he was a very accomplished jazz musician...


With the Jazz Composers Orchestra (Carla Bley, John McLaughlin, Gato Barbieri etc)

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Another from "BCS" (ep 8)

This time Galt MacDermot with 'Coffee Cold' from his album Woman is Sweeter/Shapes of Rhythm (review and samples)

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Here's a couple from the late, great Ronny Jordan

First, one of my favourites ... 'At Last' then a version of a song that Miles Davis made famous called .. 'So What'

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Here's a couple from the late, great Ronny Jordan

First, one of my favourites ... 'At Last' then a version of a song that Miles Davis made famous called .. 'So What'

Macca, thanks for that, it reminds me so much of an early George Benson, brings back a lot of great memories of the 70's and early 80's when I was in my prime. Life seemed so simple back then, you could just lay back and listen to this guitar music for hours without a worry in the world then call up a few mates and head out for a big night. Doesn't happen these days.

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Macca, thanks for that, it reminds me so much of an early George Benson, brings back a lot of great memories of the 70's and early 80's when I was in my prime. Life seemed so simple back then, you could just lay back and listen to this guitar music for hours without a worry in the world then call up a few mates and head out for a big night. Doesn't happen these days.

Ronny Jordan was almost certainly influenced by George Benson but he had his own distinct style all the same ... I only discovered him a few years ago when I got back into listening to jazz a lot more ... died young (last year) early 50's ... too young really.

I don't like being too pushy with music but he was and still is a favourite of mine.

Like a lot of artists, they can often be an acquired taste and need multiple listens to really appreciate ... Ronny Jordan was one of those artists. Anyway, while I'm here, here's the Miles Davis version of 'So What' followed by 'A Kind of Blue'

Jazz is perfectly suited to late Saturday nights and Sundays ... for whatever reason, it just works.

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"So What" So Good!

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"So What" So Good!

I like the way a number of the muso's (including Miles) trot off and have a ciggie - during the song! Classic.

I really like 'A Kind of Blue' too ... it's taken about a dozen listens but not only is the song a great one but it really shows off Davis' talent with the trumpet.

Jazz24.org (jazz 24/7)

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Ok, a quick one before I head off to the Casey v Collingwood prelude to the main game... Chet Baker's brilliant version of Elvis Costello's "Almost Blue"...

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Stumbled across this radio station - decent too

Jazz24.org (jazz 24/7)

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Discovered another new artist recently - Hiromi Euhara

Here's a profile of her album 'Alive' on Allmusic.com

Favourite track for me is 'Seeker' which can be found in full here Hiromi - Seeker (accompanied with Contrabass guitarist & Drummer) It's a much more fuller version of the song than the youtube clip below - I like both but prefer the fuller version.

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A couple from 'Max Sedgley'

His music is described as Electronica/Funk but there are heavy shades of acid jazz and a bit of nu-jazz in there as well - to my ears anyway!

Anyway, here's "Something Special" (with Tasita D'mour on lead vocals) followed by the more mellow "Slowly" (featuring Z-Star on lead vocals)

 

 

 

 

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Here's a couple of upbeat tracks I came across whilst listening to Jazz24.org

The 2nd link sees the track 'Zigaboogaloo' by "Nicholas Payton" cut short at the end but the full song can be heard here

Leroy Vinnegar - Ah Que Linda

 

 

 

 

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More from Jazz24.org

 

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Johan Brunkvist with 'Downtown Lounge' followed by Hiromi with 'Seeker' (the full version)

 

 

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'Luminous' with "Make it Happen" along with 'Floris' with "You and I"

 

 

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@Macca, just noticed that Chuck Loeb passed away recently...

A bit of a shock really, was looking for something else and a piece in memory came up...

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3 hours ago, rjay said:

@Macca, just noticed that Chuck Loeb passed away recently...

A bit of a shock really, was looking for something else and a piece in memory came up...

That is sad news rjay ... one of my favourite jazz guitarists.  Another musician to be taken by cancer.

'The Music Inside' is a track of his that I never tire of ... at his best on that one. 

RIP Chuck Loeb ... his music will always live on.

Here's 'The Music Inside' & 'Blue Kiss' ...

 

 

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