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    Meet one of my favorite contemporary jazz vocalists, Ms. Gretchen Parlato.



     






    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Do u know EST ? It's one of my fav contemporary jazz band...

    most known & catchy track is


    many more are great.
    "The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusion."

    -- Maurice Chapelain

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    Quote Originally Posted by noid View Post
    Do u know EST ?
    Yes. A tragic thing happened. Thank you for bringing his name up.

    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    A tragic thing happened.
    yes... there is one or more new project by Dan Berglund & Magnus Östrom, ive listened to some good things...

    My brother is completely into this kind of comptemporary jazz, he know many many many stuff... He show me often good track, but I don't remember the name now, I need to ask him.
    Im not a really big fan of that style, aside EST wich I find really good (Ive "Leucocyte" album on vinyl, excellent stuff) and other track here and there, I find overraly this lack something... Idk... Perhaps intensity or "life", dunno...

    There is Pat Metheny too... Ive the 2*12" "Secret story" (I buyed it for "above the treetops" track, epic tekno mix intro !), but aside "above the treetops", the album is quite elevator music style... Interrestingly that's a complete different story in live, it's quite excellent.
    "The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusion."

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    Dope.

    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    I hate jazz

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    One of the best dynamic duos in jazz. Shame Shawn died and all that.

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    I like Squarepusher.



    Not jazz, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Narcotic View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_Bre-vUFO8

    One of the best dynamic duos in jazz. Shame Shawn died and all that.
    Very little jazz there, too. And I dislike the style.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    Mainstream.

    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
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    I thought jazz music was invented for the torture of imbeciles.

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    Please stop trolling this thread, Absurd. Thanks.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Roy Hargrove & The RH Factor





    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphin View Post
    @Steve! You and @Park need to have a day in the park and talk about jazz while wearing Hawaiian shirts! Yeah!
    Would you join us?
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Park View Post
    Please stop trolling this thread, Absurd. Thanks.
    Please, do not address me or I'll head but you. Thanks.

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    Squarepusher is plenty kinds of jazz, otherwise you'll have to eliminate Miles's entire electric period of the late 60s/early 70s and the jazz of numerous other innovators while you hug up to this finger-snapping sissy shit you favor, which is designed for uptight nerds who signal their free and breezy nature by wearing suits with their ties loosened. Squarepusher is a guy, probably LSI, who has blown multiple forms of music to pieces and not only reassembled them in his image but also embroidered and expanded upon them in a characteristic style that few could match in its complexity, with a level of ability as a bass guitarist as well as a producer that makes it frequently challenging to tell whether he's using real or synthesized instruments. Squarepusher's approach to jazz redefines and modernizes the idiom, which would shock your pussy-assed sensibilities less if you weren't so addicted to felching up audio laxatives like Kenny G.

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    Lol from my experience around jazzers I've learned one thing -- Kenny G is not jazz, he is the devil. Also miles davis is the shit. His third phase was definitely pretty out there but I tend to like a lot of his stuff from when he played with Wayne Shorter.

    My friend that plays sax was really into Kenny G, and by that I mean the one that actually plays jazz, Kenny Garrett.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_TtM4i45kQ

    Here are some trumpet players.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY3oyMHzzgI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shang Tsung View Post
    Also miles davis is the shit. His third phase was definitely pretty out there but I tend to like a lot of his stuff from when he played with Wayne Shorter.
    Read his autobiography if you haven't. And if there is more than one autobio then read those too. The dude cracks me up, and that's probably my primary criteria for personal music heroes.

    Also:



    ^ Truthfully a better social experiment in gullibility than anything else.

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    Here's another tune by Kenny Garrett that I like. Has a dark/spiritual vibe.

    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphin View Post
    Sure would
    Well then be prepared to feel left out.

    Or you can stay indoors and make us a tuna pot pie.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    That is LSI Ni-Ip as well.
    Last edited by Absurd; 02-24-2013 at 05:57 PM.

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Very cool song.

    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
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    Awesome.

    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    Best Bob James live performance.

    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    Just heard this one on KMHD (the album version). Cool tune.

    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
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    ^ They both have very full tones

    And here's freddie hubbard being a boss


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    This song calms and puts me to sleep like nothing else.

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    Yea Freddie Hubbard was an amazing ballad player, I'd love to get my hands on a flugel at some point.

    Other ballads I enjoy that he regularly plays are body and soul and here's that rainy day.



    Chet Baker version:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evtyn4FvnxM

    Fadis:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hv7bC21nZs

    Another player:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epNWIxg-1Ek

    Favorite part is the top of the second bridge.

    I've learned that song a while back, but I don't have the patience to ballads non stop. I've been into this song now:


    It's been kicking my ass I've been trying to play along to the speed he plays on the light as a feather album. I really like the sound of the rhodes as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man From Nantucket View Post
    They look so dorky.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    yea lol chick looks pretty dorky there haha:



    Last edited by male; 06-05-2013 at 10:44 AM.

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    we should get beer or something and talk about jazz & dorkiness IN DEPTH
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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