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    Rating The Jazz Piece Above Me

    On our sister forum, "Talk Classical" I noticed a thread started by one of its members recently with the above title, and it causes a lot of participation and sharing among the members. How it works is one puts forth a jazz piece from you tube or another accessible link, and the next poster rates it on a scale of 1-10 with a brief reason {s} why he or she came to that rating. Then, he or she posts a jazz piece for the next poster to review and so on and so on.
    p.s. Colin, don't fear--this is not "Rating Improvisation"!

    I'll start with this, then:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrcCD...eature=related
    Last edited by White Knight; May-25-2011 at 01:27.
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    OK so most of you know my opinion of Coltrane, but strangely enough I liked this. No wild flights of fancy - and I give it 7/10

    Here's mine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agjkH...yer_detailpage

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    Like the idea.I will certainly try and join in with this thread

    teddy

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    Like its laid back style like John said. He is usually a bit busy and loud for me. 7/10 I could listen to more in this vein.

    I am posting this by Teagarden, the record that started me off with appreciating jazz.

    http://youtu.be/YxwsBh3xRko

    teddy

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bzW7Rmh_l8
    steve,this is a great thread. all of coltranes work in my opinion is superb, apart from a few impulse recordings.this is no exception, a definate 10.i must buy this album.
    above is my choice to be judged.johnny hodges,harry edison,les spann, al hall, jo jones and duke ellington. take note of dukes solo it always knocks me out. gord

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    hi teddy,i had the feeling big t was coming from you. this of course is from the album T FOR TROMBONE, a jazz classic. timeless music from a jazz master, i can only give it a10.
    hi john, beautiful music from an album i didnt know about. this is also a 10. i think i am going to love this thread. maybe somebody should post something i dont like, then i can stop giving 10s. gord

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDUDE View Post
    OK so most of you know my opinion of Coltrane, but strangely enough I liked this. No wild flights of fancy - and I give it 7/10

    Here's mine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agjkH...yer_detailpage
    Olddude, I'm so glad you liked this Coltrane; I was a little hesitant before posting that link. Thanks so much for keeping an open mind on this subject!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gord View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bzW7Rmh_l8
    steve,this is a great thread. all of coltranes work in my opinion is superb, apart from a few impulse recordings.this is no exception, a definate 10.i must buy this album.
    above is my choice to be judged.johnny hodges,harry edison,les spann, al hall, jo jones and duke ellington. take note of dukes solo it always knocks me out. gord
    Gord, I couldn't agree with you more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    Like the idea.I will certainly try and join in with this thread

    teddy
    Hi Teddy. Hope you are feeling well. I'm glad you like this idea; I just wish I could claim to have thought of it on my own, but I didn't. Regardless, I believe that it will increase participation and opinion sharing amongst all of my fellow jazz enthusiasts.. It seems to be working quite well indeed over on our sister forum, "Talk Classical."
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    Been busy today so haven't had a chance to do a proper appraisal of what's been posted so far, but I'll post this one for you, for the lovers of big band swing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5RRoLWCugk

    Have a listen before you scroll down to look at the comments. I've got the Vinyl LP this comes from so if anybody wants more I'll see what I can do.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    I am in the don't go much on Coltrane camp, I did enjoy Teagarden but then I like trad. will add something eventually,

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    Gord, that piece really "rocks" {excuse the mixed allusion here, please}. I'd give it an 8.5/10. I really enjoyed the trumpet player {"Sweets" Edison} and the Duke's excellent chordal vamping. Do you know who the drummer is? I thought he really kicked it up a notch as well. The one instrument that I really felt detracted from the overall power and drive of this piece was the electric guitar; I just don't feel it belongs in jazz {Dorsetmike will be upset with me for this opinion, I know}.
    Anyway, try on this jazz piano masterpiece in a somewhat different vein for size:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoKmh1S6qnc
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    I like this thread - Will post on this soon.
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    Hi Steve,
    I think this thread is really going places - just look at the involvement already.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7tNY...yer_detailpage

    (A lot of people new to jazz may not realise how influential a figure Benny Carter was. and not only a top sax player but excellent on trumpet as well)

    Now my comments:
    1. teddy - You know how much I rate Big T - 9/10
    2. Gord - Hodges is a great favourite of mine(I have a lot of his stuff) - 8.5/10
    3. Mike. Benny G. was so influential in my early jazz listening (Especially the trio and Quart.)the 1938 concert still gets a regular listen from me, - 9/10

    Cheers John
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf-q4...eature=related
    monty python used to say, and now for something completely different. above is sun ra and the old standard, stars fell on alabama. a critic once called sun ras music demented jazz, a perfect description. but this is as close to mainsteam jazz that sun ra ever came. i know some of you will hate this, and give it a 0 out of 10.i think it has a lot going for it,a monkish feel about it, and it certainly has a lot of charm. let me hear how you feel, good or bad. gord

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