Questions tagged [jazz]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Looking for fusion-funk bands

I'm currently looking to find fusion-funk bands. Lately I've been listening to a lot of RH Factor and Hiatus Kaiyote. I really enjoy the mix of Jazz and Hip Hop from RH factor, and the 'odd' rhythmic ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 is Wynton Marsalis' band saying on the song Juan, and what does it mean?

On the Wynton Marsalis album "Live at Blues Alley" there is a song that they play three times during the set. The song is called "Juan" the first time through. The second time it is titled "Juan (E. ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Identify this genre and performance: DJ with live instruments [closed]

I am trying to identify the correct terminology for a particular performance type (or genre) that has a DJ + musician that makes the music live. For example: Darkside - Live on KEXP Gramatik - Live ...
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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 is the jazz genre of the pianist Art Tatum?

What is Art Tatum's style? His music sound quite different than Swing. How can you categorize his style? Also, later in his life, was he involved in the Bebop scene? If so, what recordings/albums ...
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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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Does the jazz standard “Lament” by J.J. Johnson have lyrics?

My Google searches have turned up empty.
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Did “I Got Rhythm” invent or merely popularise rhythm changes?

The "rhythm changes" chord progression, used in compositions as wide ranging as Parker’s Anthropology and the Flintstones Theme, is named after George Gershwin’s 1930 song I Got Rhythm. Was this ...