The Jazz side of things.

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The Jazz side of things.

I figure if thing like metal has one*shudder* then surely the great art of jazz can have it's thread, listen up:

These are of my favorite jazz pianist of all times:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=iK3RNUV4Ics
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=57HnHX-BlRg

Not really jazz, but part of the bar players repertoire nonetheless are the brazilian bossa songs:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mpmGKbXxaOk

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Ah, great! It really deserves it! Jazz is great! Both in Big Band and in Combo! The Girl from Ipanema is a very nice song, I love the Sax solo!
And Bill Evans is awesome! His Basses are so good! In one of the vids he actually sings along the solo he plays Wink
8O And its very nice, that in almost every song has parts for each instrument! Or better little solos.

My favourite jazz componist is Glenn Miller, i love clarinets, maybe thats why;)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Syax9NNrStY
Listen on the trumpet solo: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=rYCcV2oRw8Q

Apart fom Jazz, what do you think about Blues?
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=EGunfXr_Zfw
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=35jgbJ43pk8
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zYrVwGxlcFA

Im looking forward to having one very interesting discussion in this thread!
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The great thing about Bill Evans is the independence between his hands: he has a rythmically quite developed accompanyment that just keeps going no matter what he improvises on it!

The thing with the other instruments is simple: he just doesn't take up all the space and lets everybody do their improvisation.
The score to that song has about 24 measures, so most of those recording are improvisations on the chord scheme.

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I have a few jazz fusion albums, like Acoustic Ladyland and stuff. I'm guessing that's probably not your thing though.

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Re: The Jazz side of things.

I like jazz. Although I don't own lots of jazz-albums.

Here are some clips/artists you might find interesting (not exactly classic jazz though).

Pat Metheny:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lquY6eWnISo

Mulatu Astatke (funky ethiopian jazz):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3proSrdFHs

Stochelo Rosenberg (Gypsy jazz) (wish I could play guitar like him Smile ):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sycNGSXhclY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osmCjeQ1duE

Not really jazz, but part of the bar players repertoire nonetheless are the brazilian bossa songs

Yeah, bossa nova. Antonio Carlos Jobim should be mentioned then.
He is the composer of "The Girl From Ipanema" and "One Note Samba", which are perhaps the most famous bossa nova songs.

Here are two legendary clips where he performs with Andy Williams and Frank Sinatra.

With Andy Williams:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKfl15c-Kh0

Frank Sinatra and Jobim (medley, Girl From Ipanema at the end):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YvCdnmNJNs

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Jobim's songs are definitely brilliant, I sometimes play them with my dad. Personally, I prefer Desafinado, and more specifically in the album which Stan Getz recorded with Jobim and Gilberto.