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  1. #231
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    I'm glad you enjoyed them.

    They are fun - and very human in their own way.

  2. #232
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    Throughout this thread I have tried to provide examples of great music regardless of genre. Because jazz is a wonderful expression of human creativity, I have added many jazz artists that others may not know or know well. I hope that I am introducing some to music they may never have heard, from a musician they didn't know, and that they enjoy it.

    Piano jazz is a personal favorite. Many superb pianists are showcased here but there is one that I have only touched on briefly; the remarkable Erroll Garner.

    Many musicians who in their own right are renowned pick him as their favorite. His style, exuberance, and fantastic ability to imbue songs with his unique interpretation are legend. Some even call him the best jazz piano player of all time. Surprisingly, he couldn’t read music or explain well how he did what he did. On many recordings you could hear him humming the melody he followed, especially on “Teach Me Tonight”. He sat on phone books when he played. He was a prodigy in his youth and considered a genius as an adult.

    His magnificent album from the sixties, Concert By The Sea, is still of the best selling jazz albums of all time. He also recorded an album of beautiful, romantic music (Other Voices) that many purists criticized. Overall, he was a prodigious talent whose output of recorded and live performances was in the hundreds, if not more, and, he was probably the musician most interviewed on television during his time.

    This is truly music to listen to in the foreground to really appreciate it and then background for doing anything. His sound is unique and immediately recognizable by those knowledgeable about jazz.

    Casting around for other examples of his talent will not be wasted time.


    He wrote the classic song, Misty. Here is a great rendition.

    *Misty

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=88b0DCEBLcU

    Where Or When

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Zb-VAC3PNFY

    *Long Ago And Far Away

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=TqKBPx-j3_E


    Some gems from the iconic “Concert By The Sea” album.

    I'll Remember April

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...&v=OfQvMpihfak

    They Can't Take That Away From Me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=GUVQaNTzNKU

    Teach Me Tonight

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=6wtPHoibRBk

    *Autumn Leaves - This is special (link repaired 7/9/15)

    https://youtu.be/HY3bi64bJ9c


    And, from the “Other Voices” album

    *On The Street Where You Live

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=lfbHO8qvjQE

    *The Very Thought Of You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Puc2OxkAlgk


    *Candles, wine, low lights and...would go nicely.


    1/22/15

    In post 225 (now located here), I introduced George Shearing, a jazz pianist popular around the time of Garner and beyond. His music deserves more exposure.

    Shearing had a number of phases like most musicians; the one I like the most is his vibe player playing the same notes as he did on the piano. It is a great sound and was his “trademark” for years. Listen for it: September In The Rain and East Of The Sun are examples. There are others.

    This is beautiful, elegant and exciting music.

    Nothing But De Best

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=OUAT5rYh7Hk

    Caravan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=doNyj_iaNek

    September In The Rain

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=9yjlILhTxXM

    Now, some beautiful sounds for changing your mood.

    Blue Malibu

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=WxbOkSNTTE0

    East Of The Sun

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=zmm63Z_vUMM

    The Folks Who Live On The Hill (especially beautiful)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ttEYmUguGpU

    Early Autumn

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=v5_FQfdrStE

    Roses Of Picardy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=LBCE42_OaYY

    And, the lovely...

    How Beautiful Is Night

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=JLkXyJbBB4A


    Previously, in post 225.

    Heard there’s a great singer at the club. Think I’ll call that doll I met last week, the one whose father is some kind of politician.

    “Hey, baby, it’s me, Tony. Whaddya say, we go to the club tonight. Dress up nice. I’ll get us a good table. I’m tight with the captain. That’s great. I’ll pick you up at eight”.

    “Hey, is Andre there”?

    “No, he’s not here yet. Wait, he just walked in”.

    “This is Andre”.

    “Andre, this is Tony. I’m comin’ by tonight. I’d sure appreciate that table up front. The one by the stage; table 2, I think it is”.

    “I don’t know, Mister Tony. We got a great singer and it’ll be real busy again tonight. I guess Eisenhower’s been good for business. I’m not sure I can”…

    “Look, Andre, I’ll make it worth your while, if you know what I mean. I’m bringin’ a gorgeous babe and I want to impress her”.

    “Okay, Mister Tony, on that basis I’ll see what I can do”.

    “Thanks, Andre. You’re the best. Set us up with Champagne when we get there. The best you got”.

    That night after a $50 dollar tip…

    Ladies and gentlemen… please welcome The George Shearing Quintet with Miss Dakota Staton.

    The Late Late Show (link repaired 7/16/15)

    https://youtu.be/am2oKRJdGwU

    In The Night (link repaired 7/16/15)

    https://youtu.be/BpY_d7_mUaQ

    The Thrill Is Gone

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=c5ArOZoBcZg

    The show was great...and so was the Cordon Rouge.
    Last edited by Atypical; 07-16-2015 at 07:10 PM.

  3. #233
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    Ten or so years ago I discovered the group 'Indigenous'. I liked their great bluesy-rock sound, and especially their lead singer, Matos', voice. I bought their then current CD.

    Researching them, I learned they were a family band composed of members of the Nakota nation in South Dakota, hence their name.

    Recently, I uncovered the CD, Circle, played it and was again impressed.

    Here is some information from Wikipedia.

    “Indigenous” is an American blues-rock group that came to prominence in the late 1990s. The band originally consisted of two brothers, Mato Nanji (Maiari) ('mah-TOE non-GEE' vocals and guitar, born 1974), Pte ('peh-TAY' bass guitar), along with their sister, Wanbdi ('wan-ba-DEE' drums, vocals), and their cousin, Horse (percussion).

    Their music is heavily influenced by guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana. Mato Nanji's style and skill has drawn comparisons to each of these guitarists. The band has also shared the stage with artists of varying musical genres such as B.B. King, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, the Indigo Girls, Jackson Browne, Dave Matthews Band, and Los Lonely Boys. The band has headlined its own tours several times.

    The Nakota Nation members grew up on South Dakota's Yankton Indian Reservation, where their father, Greg Zephier became a spokesperson for Native American rights. A musician in his own right during the 1960s and '70s, Zephier provided his children with records from blues musicians such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Freddie King, and taught them to play their respective instruments. The family started touring together, and soon the children were performing on their own”.

    Most of the tunes I am posting come from the CD mentioned above because they're great, but, there are others from different albums.

    I have learned from comments on YouTube, (if accurate) that the family is no longer together, and that Mato has gone his own way without his former family band-mates; a chronic occurrence in the music biz.

    Let's enjoy what we have here regardless of what the future holds. This band is ata cho.

    Rest of My Days
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=LJSY4ey5I_0

    Little Time
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=GXbeqZtvvQs

    Remember
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=-K2d-A0yB60

    Waiting For You
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=zlLsyLf_Vgs

    Seven Steps Away
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=pd0tlATIhaM

    Nothing I Can Do
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=aE8A9dk6vqU

    Evolution Revolution
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=NXxNfh_3yOA

    You Were The One
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Oec7W8KJEi0

    Runaway
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=3o5GKH_-nCg

    Eagle Heart (1/19/15 link repaired)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edkn2-YDXwY

    And, live, Blues From The Sky
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=q2CPhYpqITk

    Bring Back That Day
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=nGAmQhpU1vM

    The Moon Is Shining
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=lapQ_uwC_Bg

    Things We Do
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=D3wE7tn2ClU
    Last edited by Atypical; 01-19-2015 at 04:55 PM.

  4. #234
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    We have recently lost another great, Horace Silver. He was a sax player, later a pianist and a stellar composer. Two of his most famous elegant and swinging compositions follow.

    Song For My Father

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=CWeXOm49kE0


    Senor Blues (also by Taj Mahal in this thread)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=iRdlvzIEz-g


    7/16/14

    Song For My Father is a beautiful melody. Kind of infectious. There are many artists who have done this tune. Maybe it deserves some more attention, especially to honor Horace Silver... and for our Fathers.

    Leon Thomas is a great talent with a somewhat unusual “signature”. His treatment here is smooth and elegant. Wonderful sound.

    Leon Thomas

    Song For My Father (link repaired 8/29/14)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=hSYwGEiowHg

    And then, there is Dee Dee Bridgewater's version. She mines it for every emotion possible – smooth, hard-driving and danceable. Backed by a tight band she pulls everything from it, interprets it her way and returns it to us.

    Dee Dee Bridgewater

    Song For My Father

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=-gSpatsBDdk


    After an extended intro during which he plays two instruments at once (and continues), Stanley Jordan launches into another wonderful version of this song that respects the original.

    Stanley Jordan Trio

    Song For My Father

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=p9Ae3R6QP6c


    One more that's different.

    There is a kind of jazz where the notes are flying, dissonance is common and you can't make out any melody. Not interesting.

    At the beginning this started to sound like that. But I listened. Carefully. Many times. There is a melody that recurs throughout. The musicians all use the same theme and riff on it but remain true to that melody. Everything fits together. Then there are the solos. These guys are great especially Horace Silver. Billy Cobham demonstrates why he is one of the all-time great drummers (he's elsewhere on this thread with McCoy Tyner). If you really listen it makes sense and doesn't sound disconnected. Though, if you don't pay attention it may run you over.

    Try it.

    7/23/14

    The title may refer to frantic behavior. If that guess is correct the music's up-tempo beat is a bit funny. Listen and think about it.

    Horace Silver

    Nutville (8/12/14 repaired link)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=jPrK1HGX_cs

    7/23/14

    Heard this today for the first time. Not sure...researched and yep!

    Another gem from...

    Horace Silver

    Bonita ('pretty' in Spanish; and it is.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=NGJ3eWb43zY
    Last edited by Atypical; 08-29-2014 at 05:11 PM.

  5. #235
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    This thread, Reminiscences, focuses on those tunes that made an impression on us; the ones we remember like it was yesterday.

    Peter Frampton is not an unknown artist – except to those very young or the indifferent. “Frampton Comes Alive,” once the best selling rock album of all time, is now allegedly fourth, and, still a marvel of melody, lyrics and hard-driving musical emotion.

    If you haven't heard these in a while, or are unfamiliar, (re) try them for a clean rockin' sound; one that isn’t artificial like much of what passes for music now, but, instead, relies on instruments that actually sound like themselves. The music is a glorious and enduring celebration of rock, and, therefore, appropriate for inclusion here.

    The great, Peter Frampton.


    Do You Feel Like We Do

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=V9Yq5m9eLIQ

    Lines On My Face (A lovely melody, lyrics and emotional for those who can relate)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=6MGXNb27QeA

    While My Guitar Gently Weeps

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=KasR2lVvr2M

    Show Me The Way

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=gIRqMTg1GVc

    Baby, I Love Your Way

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=0gjWcnJLIZ0

    I'm In You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=qmniaq6P7Os
    Last edited by Atypical; 04-23-2015 at 06:10 PM.

  6. #236
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    Last edited by Atypical; 04-25-2015 at 05:31 PM.

  7. #237
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    This song appears a few times in this thread, because, well, the melody and lyrics are irresistible. Now, there is a melancholy reason for posting a different and unique version of it again.

    None of the usual, trite platitudes now; just an expression of appreciation for a musician who provided, for a long time, some enjoyable sounds.

    Thanks, Mr. King.

    The Thrill Is (sadly) Gone.

    https://youtu.be/dfqHLX3hdcs

    Some information about his background.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/...-89/ar-BBjOalF


    5/25/15

    Seems like there should be additional homages to BB King here - and tributes to other passed blues performers, too. Try this.

    Luther Allison

    The Thrill Is Gone

    https://youtu.be/U5f5khSrefQ


    3/28/15 (Moved from post 225).

    This is a great song from a blues singer as good as the best of any of them, and appears in the concert below.

    Luther Allison

    She Was Born That Way (the concert version of this song appears at 37:46 below. The lyrics celebrate what an unselfish women can contribute to a man whether he appreciates it or not. The concert version is sung with the emotion the lyrics demand).

    https://youtu.be/WXof3HNVLLE

    5/25/15

    He did a concert some years ago, in Europe, that is one of the best blues appearances I have ever heard (and seen). Usually, there are songs you like and some you like less in any concert or CD. For me, this is one of the most perfect blues appearances ever.

    This is the first complete concert performance I have posted here. The drummer, Yvette Preyer, is fantastic.

    Luther Allison - Festival de jazz de San Sebastian July 1994

    https://youtu.be/M3Qhg4PU8BQ
    Last edited by Atypical; 06-02-2015 at 11:32 PM.

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