Amph Official Jazz and Blues Appreciation Thread (was: JCC, I need your infinite wisdom)

Discussion in 'Community' started by LandoSystem1138, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. harpua Chosen One

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    I knew a girl named Joanie, who absolutely could not hold her alcohol. I'd say 60% of the shows she saw, she was passed out after an hour... seriously. She rarely made it to the end of a concert. :p
  2. Asterix_of_Gaul Force Ghost

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    For all Blues fans--

    I recommend the movie Black Snake Moan. But, word of caution--it's laden with violence and moments that approach soft-porn.

    However, it's a wonderful film.

    It draws on the Delta Blues (Mississippi) movement. It's got a Christian overtone--but it's not too preachy so I think it should be tolerable for most folks.

    Samuel Jackson is in it--and he's awesome. He plays and sings as well.

    The marketing campaign was absolutely horrible--so if you were subjected to it, I'm sorry. Please ignore it as it horribly misrepresents the film.
  3. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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    In a similar vein, I know we've passed that time of year, but Charlie Brown Christmas has some absolutely brilliant piano-centered jazz.
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  4. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Howlin' Wolf. Exquisite. Spoonful is one of the most incredible things ever recorded. I never knew the blues could be so happy.
  5. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    RIP Hubert Sumlin.

    :(

    http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2011/12/rip_hubert_sumlin_legendary_bl.php


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OweEOTY4B4


  6. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Ugh, 80 is young for a bluesman to die nowadays. :p
  7. duende Force Ghost

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    haven't been listening to much jazz as of late apart from some charlie parker and mccoy tyner, whose solo work is actually really good.
  8. DT421 Force Ghost

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    :(

  9. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    http://www.pbs.org/inperformanceatthewhitehouse/

    "In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues" will honor the musical form that sprang from the Mississippi Delta and flourished in the Westside of Chicago with deep roots in Africa and slavery. The performances will explore those roots and pay homage to the great figures of the Blues and the songs they made famous by tracing the influence of the Blues on modern American music from soul to rock'n'roll. Airing on your local PBS station Monday February 27 at 9 p.m. ET.

    Performers: http://www.pbs.org/inperformanceatthewhitehouse/performers.php

    International viewers can catch it from 2am GMT when it's streamed at http://www.pbs.org/whitehouse

    (yay, mid afternoon!)

  10. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I'm trying to branch out beyond my usual blues/blues-rock suspects, and I'm thinking about Buddy Guy. I've heard a decent bit of his music from Pandora, but don't own any of it. Is there one particular Buddy Guy cd that I should look into first?
  11. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    You all need more sax

    This may be my favorite Coltrane solo(the second sax solo)
    Last edited by Frank T., Jul 9, 2013
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  12. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Some Day My Prince Will Come is a criminally underrated album.
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  13. Isotope217 Force Ghost

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  14. Saintheart Chosen One

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    How come Django Reinhardt hasn't made it in here yet?
  15. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    cuz I just got here?
  16. Isotope217 Force Ghost

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  17. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    For the incredible guitar solo by Wes:

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    Last edited by Frank T., Sep 12, 2013
  19. Krusty the Clone Jedi Knight

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    Bring Em In

    I've been enjoying Shuggie Otis as of late.
  20. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Just heard a really interesting album. Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford. Basquiat Strings is a string quintet; Rochford is a jazz drummer. They do jazz standards. It's odd and unique and occasionally amazing. There's an amazing section where a violin sounds exactly like a smoky sax off in the distance and a bit where the quintet plucks their strings and creates a sound not unlike Basie on the piano. Some of selections are fantastic. The treatment of In a Silent Way in particular is really gorgeous.
  21. Frank T. Force Ghost

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  22. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Bessie Smith is interred not far from the street I grew up on and we lay flowers there once in awhile.
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  23. Frank T. Force Ghost

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  25. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    For more geat jazz Hollywood connections,

    Art Tatum's "20th Century Piano Genius" recorded at Ray Heindorf's private parties in Hollywood and the Miles Davis musical soundtrack for Louis Malle's "Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud."