is this piece as good as i think it is? maybe it is because i loved it when i was a teenager. gord
@ Gord, That's a fine example of blues, IMHO. I'd give it a 9/10. I really liked the way its rhythmn on the piano sort of foreshadows what was later to besome elements of the song Lady Madonna by the Beatles, at least to my untrained ears.
Now here is a more somber piece, with to my way of listening a certain "bluesy" feel to it: Esbjörn Svensson Trio – Believe, Beleft, Below
Whatever floats your boat May your reach always exceed your grasp Ciao for now, Steve
Bonus on this one for me Steve. I opened Spotify and there was a picture of my cousin Sean Bennett who will be joining me for Christmas.
EST Liked it. 9.0 out of ten (no suprise there).
I rate the Humph record as 10/10, but for me He can do no wrong
I must be one of the few who are indifferent to EST. Lets say 7/10 for this track
@ OLDDUDE, A 7 from you isn't too bad; I'd hate to see what you'd rate him if you really didn't like him, a la Coltrane.
Aren't you going to put up a piece for us to listen to and rate, then?
@Gord Great piece! Really loved to boogie woogie swing it had. Something I can really learn from as a new jazz pianist, I give it a 9/10.
@White Knight (I take it Steve is your name?) Sorry I couldn't open that piece, it tells me Spotify isn't available in my country haha.
Here's one that I hope already hasn't been posted, I haven't been through all 13 pages yet. I love this track by Jackie Mclean, it has a really great motif, hope you like it if you haven't heard it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0JHiZkDZAw
8.5 partly on account of the life in it. It certainly buzzes
Thats one foxy lady with a great voice. Loved the backing group too. Definitely a 9.
Hi Dan, Rated the Mclean track 7.5/10 (as Gord would say-not bad for me).
Couldnt rate Dee Dee 'cos I couldn't stand the posturing and switched it off before she started to sing (if ever)
9/10 for the bassist however.
Just for you
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My main Piano instinct leans towards Basie, Ellington, Waller,Shearing,Wilson, Jolly, Tatum etc. (ie Varro and other mainstream pianists).
I needed to concentrate to accomodate more recent additions (within my timescale) such as Brubeck and Monk.
Many more recent pianist styles, quite frankly, make me cringe.
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hi mat, i think it was bing crosby that once said, man, woman or child, ella is the best. how can anyone argue with that statement. he was right of course. thats a 10. gord