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RE: Let's talk about Jazz music.

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So jazz fans what are your favourite albums and songs? Mine all time favourite jazz song is Orange-colored sky by Nat King Cole. My favourite all time jazz album is the jazz fusion album Head hunters by Herbie Hancock. Fantastic stuff for an album only containing four songs.  

Occasionally I listen to Clare Teal on BBC Radio 2. She plays some rare and classic jazz music.

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Nice thread. Some personal favourites:

Kurt Elling - Nightmoves or Man in the Air albums

Mark Murphy & Metropole Orchestra - The Dream

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else

Rene Marie - I wanna be Evil

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When I am feeling in a 'rocky' mood:

Esbjorn Svensson Trio - any of their albums.

Neil Cowley Trio - likewise.

Trichotomy - again, all their recordings.

 

A little more reflective.

Jan Garbarek, esp I Took Up The Runes, Twelve Moons and any of his collaborations with the Hilliard Ensemble (if that still counts as Jazz).

Eberhard Weber - Pendulum (you would not think it was possible for one man and one instrument to make this music)

Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden - Under a Missouri Sky.

 

In need of some good lyrics

Cassandra Wilson - New Moon Daughter or Blue Light 'Til Dawn.

Anything by Patricia Barber but esp Modern Cool and Companion.

Not so fond of the Nat King Cole etc period, but Nina Simone can do no wrong (perhaps she does not count as Jazz either).

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Melanie De Biasio is my current fave

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVHo8QOsAoU

 

"The Flow"

Also love Stacey Kent, Melody Gardot and Pat Metheny

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Completely agree with you on Melanie De Biasio's "No Deal".  As you do, I've had a number of favourite albums, some of which I've loved for many years, then this album appears and it's pretty much shot to the top of my favourites list.  Just like that.  Such a well crafted and sensitive work and the perfect antidote to a stressy day.

Other current faves:

Introducing Christian Scott - just utter genious IMO, with his "Isadora" being one of the most beautiful jazz tracks on my playlists just now.  I also like KKPD when I'm in the mood for something more energetic.

There's also an interesting series by the Blue Note label, "Blue Note Trip...".  volumes 2 & 8 my favourites at the moment.

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My faves include:

Oscar Peterson

Herbie Hancock

Miles Davis

Pat Metheny Group

Brad Mehldau

Louis Armstrong

Joshua Redman

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Best jazz album ever

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For me the best jazz album

For me the best jazz album ever ;

Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema

A masterpiece !!!

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I may also suggest:

I may also suggest:

Blood Drum Spirit

Michael Wollny

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I am really enjoying the

I am really enjoying the album Worrisome heart by the fabulous Melody Gardot. Great album for relaxing to in the evening.

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Young Jazz musicians

iceman16 wrote:

I may also suggest:

Blood Drum Spirit

Michael Wollny

Loving Michael Wollny and his energetic trio [em]. Among top ACT artists IMO. One of favorite tracks  Das Modell, a Kraftwerk cover on their   Wasted & Wanted.

Another young jazz performer I expect big career leaps from is Ambrose Akinmusire. I have his album  When the Heart Emerges Glistening which I listened through over 100 times last year. I just love its calm yet urban vibe and you can sense the music comes straight from the heart, not just an exibition of skills. Masterfull yet honest and deep.      
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I also noticed Aaron Parks

I also noticed Aaron Parks got mentioned. Let's not forget this amazing performance by  Gretchen Parlato - Live at Lotos Jazz Festival 2013 accompanied by Parks on the piano.

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90's jazz that I enjoy

 

Mirror Puzzle by Kei Akagi's trio has the urban metropolis scent of rain and cigarets from Glengarry Glen Ross. 90's jazz that got planted in the ground with its roots alive.    

Rite Of Strings by Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola and Jean-Luc Ponty reads like a travelers journal through the mountain villages of South America. Very emotional and deep storytelling from top class jazz fusion musicians.   

I thoroughly enjoyed both of these albums and would recommend them to all jazz lovers.

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Vladimir wrote:

Vladimir wrote:

 

 

Mirror Puzzle by Kei Akagi's trio has the urban metropolis scent of rain and cigarets from Glengarry Glen Ross. 90's jazz that got planted in the ground with its roots alive.    

 

Rite Of Strings by Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola and Jean-Luc Ponty reads like a travelers journal through the mountain villages of South America. Very emotional and deep storytelling from top class jazz fusion musicians.   

I thoroughly enjoyed both of these albums and would recommend them to all jazz lovers.

The way you described Rite of strings makes it sound so lovely. I'm going to have to get myself a copy ASAP.

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MrReaper182 wrote:

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Mirror Puzzle by Kei Akagi's trio has the urban metropolis scent of rain and cigarets from Glengarry Glen Ross. 90's jazz that got planted in the ground with its roots alive.    

 

Rite Of Strings by Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola and Jean-Luc Ponty reads like a travelers journal through the mountain villages of South America. Very emotional and deep storytelling from top class jazz fusion musicians.   

I thoroughly enjoyed both of these albums and would recommend them to all jazz lovers.

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The way you described Rite of strings makes it sound so lovely. I'm going to have to get myself a copy ASAP.

[/quote]Rite of Strings is excellent. Three brilliant musicians.

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