Questions tagged [jazz]

questions about the genre known as "Jazz", which is characterized by heavy improvisation

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Can somebody explain these specific moments of the musical short cartoon “Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs” (1943)?

Disclaimer: Some people probably might find this offensive, and so should not watch it, although I personally don't understand why, and find it to be a very funny and musically catchy cartoon from the ...
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What stock character/stereotype/thing does Cab Calloway imitate near the beginning of this 1950s “music video”?

Source: https://youtu.be/8mq4UT4VnbE?t=22 Ever since I first saw this performance of Minnie the Moocher, I've been wondering what that means. He is walking stiffly with his upper body with strange ...
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Why is Kenny G so hated among jazz musicians? Are there objective reasons behind the hate?

Kenny G is an extremely common answer for "artist you dislike the most", "music that irritates you" or similar questions. There's a somewhat popular photo of Miles Davis and Kenny G, where Miles Davis ...
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Improvised music by notes

[Edit: I replaced "free jazz" by "improvised music".] Are there legendary recordings of improvised music that have been replayed note-by-note by another band – either by notating and playing ...
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What is the name of a jazz track used on Alex Sadman's YouTube video titled “Sony ilce-qx1 photo test”?

On Alex Sadman's YouTube video titled "Sony ilce-qx1 photo test", there's a jazz song playing. It starts with solo piano, then followed by bass and percussion until the video stops. The tempo is quite ...
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Tenor Sax compilation with a Gato Barbieri tune

My bus driver once lent me an album that was a compilation of tunes by great jazz tenor sax players, and I fell in love with a cut done by Gato Barbieri. I seem to recall it was a 2-album set, and it ...
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Similar artists to rising crimson?

So, as a composer I usually have musical influences which I'm unaware of but realise years later. I was hoping someone could resonate with the musical inspiration seized me and lasted an album. Who ...
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Identifying themes in Tsfasman's “Fantasy on themes from dance melodies by Matvey Blanter”

Lately, I've been learning "Fantasy on themes from dance melodies by Matvey Blanter" (Фантазия на темы танцевальных мелодий М. Блантера), a song written by Alexander Tsfasman. I'm interested in ...
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Song identification help, Big band tune

Had this stuck in me head for a couple of days now and it's really bothering me. Can you help identify it? I seem to remeber it starts with a bari or trombone maybe with a snare rim click in the ...
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Jazz music about that “music will always be there for me”

I have an alarm app that plays "random" music from Spotify each time. Recently I woke up to a jazz song that I liked, but I have no way finding out what it is - the alarm doesn't history. I was still ...
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What are some bands similar to, the swing revival band, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy? Since this a revival band, whom are this band imitating?

Here are some songs from this band:-- (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xphZkAiJve0) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19MMvOPd7Eg) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEWuZ0QBvlo) Where can I find more ...
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Weather Report song title - “Dara Factor One” - What is “DARA FACTOR”?

Weather Report song title - "Dara Factor One" What is "DARA FACTOR"? I would like to know what the music title means. Thank you. URL for this music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuFygtRDlqU
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what genre is this soundtrack? any similar tracks? (bending clarinet jazz swing)

What genre is this soundtrack in the following video? https://youtu.be/U6r7Khd-0o4 I would say jazz swing but it's a too broad description to find any similar tracks. Can you name similar tracks, ...
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about Soft Machine and Gong

Is there a book or a source containing the whole history of Soft Machine and Gong? In particular focusing on the interaction between their members during the sixties and before their foundation?
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Jazz vinyl, possibly French, male and female singers, non-lexical vocables

So I can only really describe this song...I have tried everything over several days and I think it may be the death of me. It is a group of singers like some male and female all singing at different ...
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What is this smooth jazz song from around 1995 heard on radio, similar to Spyro Gyra?

I heard a smooth jazz song on the old KCJZ Smooth Jazz San Antonio 105.7 FM Sunday morning program back around 1995 and have been unable to identify or find it. I created a melody of how the song ...
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What genre is “Morning Dew” by Ryosuke Kojima?

What genre does this music belong to: Morning Dew by Ryosuke Kojima? Recently I heard some music from the anime W'z and I've fallen in love with the music in it. I tried to find most of its music, ...
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GREEN BOOK: Is there any sheet music available by Don Shirley?

Don or Doc Shirley was an afro-american pianist and composer (Movie: GREEN BOOK) I am looking for midi files or written music (especially his interpretation of blue skies: https://www.youtube.com/...
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Tracking down Berklee College student recordings

My middle school band teacher, who introduced me to jazz, was a Berklee alumnus, and had an outstanding album which included a number of Quincy Jones pieces recorded and arranged by Berklee students (...
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Did Sidney Bechet “study” with Lorenzo Tio Jr.?

Did Sidney Bechet "study" with Lorenzo Tio Jr.? To my knowledge, they associated with each other, but I don't know about studied with in the way that Dodds or Bigard did. The wikipedia article ...
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Why John Mayer is not considered par with other guitarists like BB King, Eric Clapton?

I am confused as to why John Mayer is not considered par with other guitarists like BB King, Eric Clapton, etc. when he can and produces so difficult songs to play even for advanced level guitarists ...
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Are there any kinds of Jazz that use Sitars?

I'm a fan of traditional Sitar Raga Music and Sitars used in popular/psychedelic/progressive music. The other night I was listening to an NPR station and briefly thought I heard a piece of Jazz music ...
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Looking for Prog Metal bands with big band instruments

I recently fell in love with a band called Thank You Scientist. They are an alternative prog rock band who use big-band instruments (brass, woodwinds, etc.) to back up their music. I've been ...
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Genre of “This Loneliness” from *The Godfather* (Carmine Coppola)

I am trying to identify the genre of music my grandpa used to play on the piano. He is no longer around and no one in my family knows. After a lot of looking I was able to find one example, 'This ...
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Identifying Orchestral Jazz Genre

I really enjoyed this song which is a clear combination of Jazz and Orchestral music: Paul Sandrone, Daniel Farrant & James Knight - I Love You With All of My Heart What is the name of this ...
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Is Jazz supposed to elicit any specific feelings? [closed]

Blues is meant to make you feel down, Rock is meant to make you want to party, Metal is an aggressive genre, and Pop... Well, I suppose Pop is supposed to make you happy. But is there any specific ...
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What is the name of this jazz song used in this video at this point?

Video is Mike Boyd: "This Week I learnt to split apples" https://youtu.be/aPNTutAtbSU?t=2m57s
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Jazz ballad on “Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy - Speedrun” video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFAOxEAvaXg I've tried using Shazam but it either tells me it can't find it or that it's Nikita Magaloff playing Chopin...
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Is there a genre that mixes punk rock and jazz/marching band that isn't ska?

I'm looking for a very specific sound, and I'm certain I won't be able to find it on my own. The sound I'm looking for is similar to a marching band (meaning, very brassy and a lot of woodwinds), but ...
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Is “Road to the West”, from Cowboy Bebop, played on alto or tenor sax?

Hello fellow music fans. Recently I decided to start playing the saxophone, but I can't decide yet if I'll play the tenor or alto. I would like to ask which sax is playing Road to the West from the ...
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What music genre would most Noir-esque jazz fall under?

I've been trying to gather up a library of music that fits within Noir films, I know most of it is some section of jazz, Ibrahim Maalouf is an example of an artist who has many tracks with the tone ...
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Does anyone know a song by Frankie Dante and Mongo Santamaria with these lyrics?

I'm not a native speaker of English so I could't understand all the lyrics of this piece of music on the radio. It seems to be a band with jazz, from Cuba. The lyrics which I could understand is ...
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What is the jazz music used in the OptiCorner commercial on YouTube?

can somebody recognize this song?
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Examples of songs with dropped verses?

Looking into some jazz terminology here, I came across a definition of "chorus" that says One complete cycle of a tune, one time through from top to bottom Also on that page, part of the ...
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Name of the baroque music in the movie Lush Life (1993)?

I'd like to know the name of the baroque piece in the scene where Al Gorky plays the recorder.
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Where else does Merrill sing as in “What's New”?

I recently stumbled upon Helen Merrill's version of "What's New" with Max Roach and Clifford Brown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cnn_gosCqg There are many great things about this version --- ...
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What does “clean” mean at the end of the title of an instrumental jazz song on Amazon Music?

I'm listening to Charles Mingus' 1959 album Mingus Ah Um on Amazon Music. The titles of the majority of the track on this album are listed with "[Clean]" after the title: What does "[Clean]" mean in ...
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What is on the Thelonious Monk “Straight, No Chaser” album cover art?

I'm listening to Thelonious Monk's 1967 Straight, No Chaser album. The cover art is very interesting: It features a horizontal profile of Monk (complete with signature goatee) and a graph paper ...
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Jazz fusion groups, albums or songs with highly syncopated and accentuated drums and bass sections?

I was wondering if someone could recommend a preferably modern fusion (or any other as long as it leans on the jazz side of things) group, album or track, that has specifically heavy,rich and ...
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What genre is 'Goodnight Julia' from Cowboy Bebop?

Goodnight Julia is a sax solo from Cowboy Bebop anime series. Cowboy Bebop has Bebop genre jazz songs but Goodnight Julia doesn't sounds like bebop to me. I want to know this kind of genre , also ...
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Since when/Why is the girl from ipanema the go to elevator music?

Why and since when is the girl from ipanema one of the most played music when people speak about elevator music ?
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Jazz style with examples?

There are a ton of sites that list out all sorts of different jazz subgenres, for example, this one: http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/musicguides However, I have not found a good resource that pairs ...
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What genre is the music from “A Monster in Paris”?

I absolutely love the music from "A Monster in Paris". I am having difficulty pinpointing the genre so I can find similar artists and music. It seems like some kind of upbeat jazz/pop sound.
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What kind of jazz (subgenre) does jazz24.org play?

Been listening to jazz24.org for a while and I can't place what kind of jazz they play. It seems to cover a lot of eras but it's distinctive enough that I can almost recognize it from the music alone ...
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Mystery album by Woody Shaw: “Live in Basel”

I have an mp3 album in my PC by a band lead by Woody Shaw; the folder is just named 'Basel' and the track list is as follows: Invitation Seventh avenue In your own sweet way Stepping stones Love ...
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Why do jazz guitar players rarely bend strings?

In pop, rock and blues guitar players very often use bending technique in their riff and solos. Much more rarely it happens in jazz music, where guitar players prefer other techniques (e.g. hammer-on....
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4 main {sources, influences} of Jazz standard and their {year, decade…} of {foundation,creation}

My gf was given this question at Uni and we couldn't find the answer anywhere - so I want to ask you guys. I've translated the question the best I could... For better understanding: I need to know ...
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What is Freebop?

In several liner notes the word "Freebop" is used to describe the music of Miles Davis' second quintet in the mid-60's. The writers usually use the term seemingly expecting the reader to know what it ...
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What style is this Louis Armstrong song?

Here is the link to the song S.O.L Blues by Louis Armstrong and his hot seven. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYjw0-4htZI It is from 1927. What style of Jazz is this? Dixieland? Or just Blues?
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Is this song considered a Bebop Standard?

The following song: http://youtu.be/RiF3t1rWBv8 Is "Wrapped Tight" by Hawkins considered a bebop standard? Is he the first one to record this song? Or was it recorded earlier?