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Old 11-27-2011, 11:56 PM   #161 (permalink)
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It's hard to make Oscar Peterson sound bad, nearly impossible with the assistance of Herbie Hancock. I feel you on the piano duets though. They can be a bit too much for the ears to deal with most of the time.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:33 AM   #162 (permalink)
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I've tried getting into Peterson but it somehow doesn't work for me. I like the style, but the music seems so predictable. In the same way Dixieland or Big Band Jazz is predictable, you know what I mean? I guess it's not my kind of jazz.

Something that is'nt too well-known but definitely is my kind of jazz, is Kenny Dorham's album "Quiet Kenny".
This is perhaps the best Jazz album I've ever encountered.

The youtube version (and, has to be said, the CD version) sound awful. It probably doesn't come over the way I want it to. But please get this record people

I am not a very big Brubeck fan myself. I feel like he's making "Jazz for the Masses". It's all a bit too easy. I don't say I don't respect the man's talents, but I think he can do better than he does. Did. Whatever.
There's one exception to this. It's called "Jazz Impressions of Eurasia"

A Friend of mine had been looking for this album for years. I found it for him in a store in Rotterdam. He played it at my place and, even though I'm listening to the song now on youtube... Goosebumps. It's abolutely brilliant.

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Old 11-28-2011, 08:06 AM   #163 (permalink)
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I've tried getting into Peterson but it somehow doesn't work for me. I like the style, but the music seems so predictable. In the same way Dixieland or Big Band Jazz is predictable, you know what I mean? I guess it's not my kind of jazz.
I think it's something we see a lot in jazz, and most music that can be deemed classic, that the once original idiom gets filtered through what its influenced and we end up with musical cliche. It happens a lot, especially with jazz. I happen to like Peterson for his simplicity and predictability, but I can definitely understand it being something not so desirable in your case

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Something that is'nt too well-known but definitely is my kind of jazz, is Kenny Dorham's album "Quiet Kenny".
This is perhaps the best Jazz album I've ever encountered.

The youtube version (and, has to be said, the CD version) sound awful. It probably doesn't come over the way I want it to. But please get this record people
One of my favorite jazz albums. Your appreciation of it is not lost on me. Let's keep its greatness our little secret.

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Old 11-28-2011, 09:00 AM   #164 (permalink)
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Wow, thanks for posting that. It's blowing my mind.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:10 AM   #165 (permalink)
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:11 PM   #166 (permalink)
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So, I really want to like Bill Evans. I absolutely love his work on Kind of Blue, especially on 'Blues in Green' and 'Flamenco Sketches'. But, most of his solo work I've listened to is just too... upbeat. Those introverted ballads on Kind of Blue are absolutely stunning, but I can't seem to find the same type of stuff in his solo work. Any suggestions/answers?
A lot of his solo piano work is pretty hit or miss when it comes to that introspective feel that he put forth on Kind of Blue. Two albums I might suggest are

Conversations With Myself: This is actually Bill Evans performing piano duets with himself via studio overdub. Critics have been pretty unmerciful about this album because of the "studio magic' involved, but I think it's nicely executed with only a few sketchy moments.



Alone:
Some of the songs are a bit on the upbeat side, at least more so than you'd expect on a solo jazz piano album, but I particularly love this album.

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Old 12-02-2011, 07:36 AM   #167 (permalink)
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i will recommend t you Miles Davis off course, John Coltrane and singer like Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday...

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Old 12-02-2011, 08:19 AM   #168 (permalink)
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Low Country Blues / Gregg Allman



1. Floating Bridge
2. Little By Little
3. Devil Got My Woman
4. I Can't Be Satisfied
5. Blind Man
6. Just Another Rider
7. Please Accept My Love
8. I Believe I'll Go Back Home
9. Tears, Tears, Tears
10. My Love Is Your Love
11. Checking On My Baby
12. Rolling Stone

Low Country Blues is Gregg Allman`s first solo record in 14 years and it was produced by T Bone Burnett, recorded at his Village Recorder studio in Los Angeles and features Dr. John on piano, guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, and Burnett’s brilliant go to rhythm section: bassist Dennis Crouch and drummer Jay Bellerose.

Gregg has lived long and hard enough to sing the blues with the conviction that only 'long life experiences' can yield. Low Country Blues is Gregg Allman at his very best...a self assured, spirited collection that will stand as a major milestone in what is undeniably an exceptional career.

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Old 12-07-2011, 10:56 AM   #169 (permalink)
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Johnny Winter



Johnny Winter Home « Johnny Winter

I just ordered some Johnny Winter....



Johnny Winter 1969
Nothin' But the Blues 1977
I'm a Bluesman 2004
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I already have...

Second Winter 1969
Still Alive and Well 1973
White, Hot and Blue 1978
Let Me In 1991
The Best of Johnny Winter 2002

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Old 12-07-2011, 12:57 PM   #170 (permalink)
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Which albums/artists would Jazz fans recommend for getting in to the genre? (Hope this is the correct thread for this kind of question, apologies if not!) It's just that I would like to investigate the genre a bit more. Many thanks!
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