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 Post subject: Re: jazz
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:17 am 
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mikalebrug wrote:
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I'll just take another listen to 'Kiss me like a stranger' Tom's lovely jazz piece from a couple of years back.


Are you a Kiss Me fan too? I thought I was the only one.


It's a great piece.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:01 am 
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Hat wrote:
mikalebrug wrote:
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I'll just take another listen to 'Kiss me like a stranger' Tom's lovely jazz piece from a couple of years back.


Are you a Kiss Me fan too? I thought I was the only one.


It's a great piece.


I like it, too!

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Not a really fan of Kiss Me here. It seems a little cliched for Tom to me in the writing department. It seems very closely related musically to Blue Valentine which I much prefer. I guess I wouldn't have called it a jazz tune either but jazz is a pretty broad term so yeah, I guess I can see it. & back to jazz, I like many genres of music I think, jazz among them. But then it's true, I am getting to be kind of an old guy.

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I have an irrational personal bias against jazz with vocals, so I have a hard time considering any TW songs 'jazz'. I'm always so sad when I get in conversations with people and they're all "yeah I love jazz!" and it turns out they're really into Holly Cole and Diana Krall. I guess that's the problem with jazz being such a big umbrella these days. It's hard to get a Naked City fan into the same room as a Norah Jones fan and claim that they love the same kind of music :lol:



Edit: I'm such a hypocrite. Naked City *is* jazz with vocals, isn't it?

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LOL! Oh, you're so terrible at this game... the point of trolling is supposed to make the OTHER people look stupid. But you keep saying things that make YOU look stupid. :roll:

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Jazz is any time Frank Sinatra snaps his fingers, that's what I hear.

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Blind Wille may hate jazz, but I'm glad he resurrected this thread.

Here are some albums that I've been listening to lately:

Phil Woods - Greek Cooking

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Found at the local second hand record shop. The combination of jazz and Greek bouzouki music sounds like it could be a bit cheesy, but it works surprisingly well.



Allen Toussaint - Bright Mississippi

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I love old New Orleans jazz, but I usually don't like newer recordings. This one won me over straight away though.



Darcy James Argue's Secret Society -Brooklyn Babylon

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Discovered this earlier today, thanks to Hat's jazz album list earlier in this thread [edit: That should be the "Lists" thread]. Love it!



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mikalebrug wrote:
Blind Wille may hate jazz, but I'm glad he resurrected this thread.


Me too! :D

That Allen Toussaint album is a masterpiece. Hard to go wrong adding Joe Henry & Marc Ribot's talents to anything.

I saw Darcy James Argue's Secret Society two weeks ago - fun show! I don't know if it's out yet but my favorite stuff from the show was from their new/upcoming album. Definitely check that out if you like what you hear.

And if you want another rec from that list, the Bad Plus are pretty awesome. I don't have any of their albums but I've seen them live a couple of times - just great! Their pianist was actually the organizer of the show I saw last night - a bunch of great solo pianists paying tribute to Paul Bley. And their drummer, Dave King, has a funny Youtube series...

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[quote="mikalebrug"]Blind Wille may hate jazz, but I'm glad he resurrected this thread

There is just no pleasing some people

Jazz is for those not mature enough to handle 'classical' music but have grown out of nursery rhymes.

Now heres a four part jazz syncopation on 'the wheels on the bus go round and around. Crazy maaan crazy :blues: :evil:


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Oh the irony :evil: :blues:

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Blind Wille has been here before under a different moniker, his manical glee seems familiar

Seemed to have a proclivity for meth if I remember :lol:

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I think you have been sniffing the jazz trumpet again Tony.


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Tony Franciosa wrote:
Blind Wille has been here before under a different moniker, his manical glee seems familiar

Seemed to have a proclivity for meth if I remember :lol:

Oh, I forgot about that guy. A long-lost episode of As the TWFF Turns.

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Hey I resent all this, sad and twisted people are far more common than you think. And come on, they are all going to gravitate towards Tom Waits eventually. Once they have left the 'Jazz Hep Cat in the 21st Century changes the world' forum, of course.


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