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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...