Questions tagged [jazz]

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

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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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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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Does anyone know the name of this song?

Hi, does anyone know the name of this song? Thanks!
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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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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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Was Miles Davis involved with free jazz?

Did Miles Davis make any free/avant-garde jazz work? If so, what albums?
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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 the jazz standard “Lament” by J.J. Johnson have lyrics?

Does the jazz standard "Lament" by J.J. Johnson have lyrics? My Google searches have turned up empty.
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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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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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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 are all those background music (BGM) / relax / smooth jazz Youtube channels?

I would like to find more information on various Youtube channels which provide background music (denoted as BGM), from jazz to bossa nova style, especially about the origin of the music, e.g. whether ...
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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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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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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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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 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 is the difference between Cool Jazz and Bebop?

As I understand, Cool Jazz is a post Bebop style of Jazz. What makes Cool Jazz different than Bebop? Also, What are some albums that you can recommend on cool Jazz besides Miles' Birth of the cool?
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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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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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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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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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Why is the word “blue” so commonly used everywhere in Jazz: from lyrics, song titles, to record label names?

John Coltrane's "Blue Train", Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue", the record label "Blue Note". The list goes on and on. What's the reason behind the word "blue" and the Jazz genre being so closely tied?
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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 genre is the song “The Blues Done Come Back” by Count Basie Orchestra?

This song is "The Blues Done Come Back" by Count Basie Orchestra. Is this style swing, blues or jazz? As the link describes, this song is from 1953. Was swing still popular during the 1950s?
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a choreography for Mingus' “The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady”?

One of Mingus' best known works is The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, which is written as a ballet. The four tracks are even named as a choreography (of some sort): "Track A – Solo Dancer" "...
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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 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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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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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 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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What sub-genre of jazz is Dondi by Ed Motta?

To which sub-genre of jazz belongs Ed Motta’s Dondi? Is it pop jazz? Smooth jazz? Or anything else?
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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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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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Johnny Dyani's “Musician's Musician”: who is the reference?

South African expatriate multi-instrumental jazz musician Johnny Dyani wrote a song called "Musician's Musician." It appears on at least two albums I know of. The title sounds as though it might be a ...
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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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What music styles were popular in pre-bossa nova Brazil?

I've been looking into the bossa nova style and from what I've researched, bossa nova seems to have taken Brazil by storm when it was introduced. But I'm not entirely sure what the dominant style in ...
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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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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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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 ...