Questions tagged [jazz]

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

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What is the name of this instrument / jazz style?

I am looking for the name of this musical instrument, which I have heard in old Tom & Jerry episodes, the show Mad Men and jazz radios. It does not sound like a cymbalom but may be a variation ...
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When was La Fiesta (Chick Corea) first composed or otherwise released?

When tagging music for my digital collection I like to include the original date of compositions when tagging e.g. compilation or live albums. I'm trying to find the year that "La Fiesta" ...
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Where to get/buy the sheet music of Alla Turca Jazz By Aysedeniz (based on Fazil Say)

I have been looking for the sheet music from this video by AyseDeniz. She re-arranged it based on Fazil Say's work. It used to be available on the Internet(Musicnotes)....
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What style of jazz piano is this?

I know next to nothing about jazz music. There's one particular style of jazz that I've always liked, though—but I can't seem to figure out what "style" of jazz it is. Here's an example: ...
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Who is singing this version of ‘It’s Been a Long, Long Time’ with Harry James?

I came upon these very beautiful versions of the jazz standard (I would presume it is) ‘It’s Been a Long, Long Time’, recorded by Harry James (a man): Track 1 on the collection It’s Been a Long, Long ...
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Identify this jazz ballad?

It's been a few years, but I believe that (possibly after some kind of intro) it starts out like so: The specific arrangement I heard was for big band with this melody played by a trombone and with ...
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Song in Harry Potter movie (Ellington?)

So there is a swing song in the Happy Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban movie. It just plays on the background as Harry comes to Lupins office, hardly noticeable so you cannot put it into Shazam or ...
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What is the poem featured in the album cover for The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady?

The excerpt from the album cover reads “Touch my beloved’s thought while her world’s affluence crumbles at my feet.” I found some other websites with the same questions, but none really had ...
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Do musical recordings remove the breathe of the players?

Following the splendid question Has Vengerov's performance of the Sibelius violin concerto (1904 version) ever been recorded? I was listening to the Ilja Gringolts recording that Aaron links in ...
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What is the jazz song in this youtube video?

Do you know what piano song which was featured in the video?
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What is the genre of Jazz that is brass ensemble based, but has more contemporary drums and bass than Big Band and Duke Ellington material?

What is the name of the subgenre of Jazz that is fully brass ensemble driven - just like Big Band/Duke Ellington stuff - but has electric bass instead of standup, and more driving drums and percussion,...
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Looking for jazz tracks that use the trombone and the tuba

I intend to collect few tracks/songs/pieces where specific instruments stand out and it is catchy enough that I can remember it so when I hear the instrument again, I can identify it. Ive made a ...
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Did Nat King Cole express contempt for fans of his pop recordings?

It seems to me that I've seen Nat King Cole quoted to this effect: I know that my Jazz records are good and my Pop records are junk. But how can I turn down the money I can make with the Pop records ...
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What are the origins of the song *A Soft Spot* played by Barry Haris at Tokyo in 1976?

In Barry Harris' live performance at Tokyo in 1976, he plays a song called A Soft Spot. I was wondering about the origins of this song and I would be happy if anyone can find any other jazz recordings ...
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Jazz and hip hop aren't genres but approaches to music?

I remember a friend of mine (who studied music) told me once: Jazz and hip hop are not really genres. But they are actually approaches to music. Have any famous jazz or hip hop artists held this ...
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Identify “lounge” or “jazz” album with French female whispering singer (1998-2005)

I'm trying to identify an album that came out around 1998-2005, by a French or perhaps French-Canadian woman. I would describe the genre as "Lounge" or "Jazz". The singing was unconventional - it ...
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What classical scores did Charlie Parker study?

In the Miles Davis' autobiography, Davis talks about how Charlie Parker gave away his classical scores before he died a few days later. Does anyone know the specific names of these scores?
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Does anyone know the name of this song?

Hi, does anyone know the name of this song? Thanks!
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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 from *Commedia Sexy*? Are there any similar tracks (bending clarinet jazz swing)?

What genre is this soundtrack from Commedia Sexy? Commedia Sexy - Main Theme 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 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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What genre is the background song in Spike's dream scene in *Cowboy Bebop: The Movie*?

I found a video from Cowboy Bebop titled Cowboy Bebop: The Movie [HD] - Spike's Dream Scene (Blu-Ray) on YouTube. I have seen it many times, and I'm really interested in the piano playing in the ...
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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 ...