Questions tagged [jazz]

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

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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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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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Released recordings of The Jive Bombers

An American group called The Jive Bombers has come to my attention through listening to the Cry-Baby soundtrack. I want to find more of their recordings and was wondering whether there has been any CD ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...