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oboegirl
Feb-04-2007, 02:56
Do you prefer the older jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong or are you more or a fan of the newer musicians? I prefer the older ones. I like the soulful sounds that they produced. To me there is nothing like putting on some Ella Fitzgerald when its raining or you are feeling down. There is just something about her voice that i love. What do you think? Old or new?
oboegirl

Ouled Nails
Feb-04-2007, 06:15
I do not have an adequate knowledge of the many generations of jazz musicians to begin with :o But I do love the older ones, and the early 60's too. Oscar Peterson was a famous jazz pianist in Montreal. John Coltrane played with an incredible vitality and spirituality. Recently, I came into contact with this old video from 1960 which was apparently lost for quite a while. You can hear/see Coltrane, Peterson and Getz play a great tune called Rifftide. :cool:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8309607948080115360&pr=goog-sl&hl=en

rojo
Feb-04-2007, 08:03
Here are some of my fave jazz artists, pianists and composers, off the top of my head-

Art Tatum
Freddie Slack
Duke Ellington
George Gershwin
Fats Waller
Oscar Petersen
Oliver Jones
Jaco Pastorius

So I guess old, for me.

Cool vid there, ON.

Frederik.Sjölund
Feb-07-2007, 06:56
I enjoy listening to jazz from time to time. Mostly the big jazz orchestras. Stuff such as Glenn Miller Orchestra is pretty cool to listen to. Aswell as tunes of "Dixieland".

I recently started listening to some mambo though. The "latin american jazz" or so. Mostly the stuff by Perez Prado. Its awesome :)

Krummhorn
Feb-07-2007, 11:20
My "elder" list from my era:

Louis Armstrong
Benny Goodman
Tommy Dorsey
Glenn Miller
Artie ShawEnjoyed the vid link, ON - toe tappin' stuff, for sure.

I'll have to check out the Mambo venue, Frederik. It's certainly not new, but new to me.

acciaccatura
Feb-10-2007, 00:38
I kinda like Keith Jarrett... as long as he sticks to what he does best: Jazz...

Cobalt
Feb-20-2007, 02:13
Some real greats knocking around in here, glad to see that their music is still very much alive.

I'm a fan of the late Joe Pass, though admittedly probably more so for his playing technique. I've learnt to appreciate guitarists of all walks, from my first love, the blues, to jazz, classical, rock and everything in between - Joe Pass was phenomenal, his ability to captivate an audience single handedly was truly a great gift that will be missed.

Simon Jansfort
Feb-20-2007, 22:10
Me ! ...

No, not really though ... I have some favorites that are probably not know worldwide.

Lars Jansson (Swedish pianist/composer)
Jan Johansson (Swedish, probably well known - "Jazz på Svenska")
Stefano Bolani (Italian Pianist, not very well known, but quite good)


Simon

JLS
Feb-21-2007, 05:06
Instrumentalists:

John Coltrane
Miles Davis
Dave Brubeck
Dave Weckl


Vocalists:
Carmen McRae
Ella Fitzgerald
Ellis Regina
Mark Murphy

Dinardo
Mar-11-2007, 05:33
There are times when I think newer jazz artists try too hard to be suave or sexy or just generally try too hard and end up being boring. There are other times when I feel that the old timers can be a bit too...indulgent. Expressive, maybe, but indulgent. Ella's still my favorite, though. Listening to her just makes you feel like everything's going to be all right. Like you have a friend and a mother all in one, just right beside you.

Aww, I'm getting sentimental. Igh.

McStrum
Jun-30-2007, 16:33
Older stuff: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Django Rhienhardt and Nina Simone

Newer: Norah Jones, Joe Pass, John Hall, John Mclaughlin, Steely Dan, Dixie Dregs, Rhythmic Union and many more.

Deeru Piotr
Jul-07-2007, 12:30
some of my favourites

John Lewis (too often forgotten I think is a genius)
Duke Ellington
Charlie Mingus
Miles Davis
Billie Holiday
Louis Armstrong
Thelonious Monk
Keith Jarrett

and then some modern ones

Pat Martino
Kurt Rosenwinkel
James Carter
Jim Black
Madeleyne Peyroux (saw her on tv some time ago and fell in love with the way she sings you should listen Dance me to the end of love)

and always
Nina Simone

Sybarite
Jul-09-2007, 14:03
Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald (had the honour of meeting the lady once), the Gene Harris trio, George Melly, Dave Brubek, Bix Beiderbeck, Bessie Smith, Abdullah Ibrahim (the artists formerly known as Dollar Brand)...

Albert Maksimov
Jul-09-2007, 15:35
Larry Adler
Thelonius Monk

Harmonica Forever!
My Music http://www.myspace.com/notonlyjazzyahoocom

doctortornface
Aug-05-2007, 12:22
Gene Krupa
Lionel Hampton
Duke Ellington
Bill Bruford
Art Blakey
Chick Corea...so many amazing players.....it would take a month to list all the ones I think are great.

Sybarite
Nov-29-2007, 15:43
A name I forgot earlier – the legendary South African flugelhorn virtuoso Hugh Masekela, who I had the great pleasure of seeing in concert last night with the London Symphony Orchestra.

The blending of western orchestra style with township jazz worked well. Plus we heard the world premiere of a very interesting new work, All Souls Seek Joy (... but not always in the 'right' way) by the young composer and saxophonist Jason Yarde. Technically demanding, but a most interesting fusion of modern 'classical' and jazz styles. I really hope the LSO recorded the concert, because I'd particularly like to listen to this piece again.

Corno Dolce
Nov-29-2007, 20:51
My favorite jazz musician? That's a toughie since there are quite a few who I know. As a living jazz legend, my choice has to be Ron Carter, Double-Bass Magician Extraordinaire. He has been involved with over 2500 albums and also been associated with the Miles Davis Band. I believe Ron Carter is 72 but there's no stopping him from touring or doing recordings. He somewhat recently retired from City University of New York as Distinguished Professor Of Jazz.

NEB
Dec-05-2007, 23:46
Oscar Peterson of course is one of my favourites. I had the privalege many years ago of seeing him live at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival. If memory serves it was Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen with him. Was stunning.

Another I have long admired is Art Tatum. Incredible. Then there's the likes of George Shearing and his generation. Love em all to bits. Teddy Wilson - wonderful. We can go round the great sax players, or guitarists and the list gets endless. All Giants. All influential.

Right now, and current is Jamie Callum. I first heard him as a guest on Michael Parkinson's show and was totally knocked out by him. (The week before he'd had Michael Buble...) IMO Jamie is one of the best talents to appear in many a year!

intet_at_tabe
Jan-01-2008, 11:47
In no particular order:
Guitars: John McLaughlin/Pat Metheny/John Abercrombie/Joe Pass/Bireli Lagrene/Ralph Towner/Egberto Gismonti/John Scofield.
Piano: Oscar Peterson/Keith Jarrett/Chick Corea/Kenny Drew/Thomas Clausen/Bill Evans/Gonzalo Rubalcaba.
Double bass: N.H.Ø.P./Dave Holland/Miroslav Vitous/John Patitucci/Ron Carter/Ray Brown/Eddie Gomez/Charlie Haden.
Electric bass: Jaco Pastorius/John Patitucci/Stanley Clarke/Jeff Andrews/Eberhard Weber.
Drums: Alex Riel/Steve Gadd/Dave Weckl/Paul Motian/Dennis Chambers/Narada Michael Walden/Jack DeJohnette/Terri Lyne Carrington/Marilyn Mazur/Peter Erskine/Omar Hakim.
Keyboards and Synthezisers: Joe Zawinul/Chick Corea/Koono/Larry Goldings/Larry Young/Joe Sample.
Trumpet and flugelhorn: Kenny Wheeler/Miles Davis/Enrico Rava/Palle Mikkelborg/Freddie Hubbard/Woody Shaw/Chet Baker.
Saxophones: John Coltrane/Steve Coleman/Dewey Redman/Kenny Garrett/Michael Brecker/Jan Garbarek/Wayne Shorter/Stan Getz/Ben Webster.
Vocalists: Cassandra Wilson/Ella Fitzgerald/Dinah Washington/Flora Purim/Trine-Lise Væring.
Vibraphone/Marimba: Gary Burton/Mike Mainieri

White Knight
Nov-14-2010, 04:08
Lately, some of my favorites have been: Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Cannonball Adderly and Art Blakey and his various Messenger groups. I was also very moved after hearing Billie Holiday perform "Forbidden Fruit".

gord
Nov-14-2010, 11:41
most of my favorites are from the 40s and 50s. wild bill davison, jack teagarden, thelonious monk, dave brubeck, junior mance, keith jarrett, illinois jacquet, cannonball adderley, don menza and duke ellington. gord

teddy
Nov-14-2010, 20:04
A hard question, but probably Jack Teagarden. Great musician. good vocals and the man that introduced me to the world of jazz.

teddy

escher
Nov-14-2010, 20:17
sun ra, wayne shorter, andrew hill, albert ayler, booker little. If i have to choose just one it would be sun ra.


If i have to say a guitarist (my instrument) i would say Lenny Breau, though no one of his album is a masterpiece.

But i love many other musicians, Monk, Ellington, Horace Silver, Max Roach, Mary Lou Williams, Mingus, Booker Ervin etc

Corno Dolce
Nov-15-2010, 13:23
McCoy Tyner and Keith Jarrett are tied for first place in my book.

Catrina
Nov-15-2010, 20:07
In no particular order:
Guitars: John McLaughlin/Pat Metheny/John Abercrombie/Joe Pass/Bireli Lagrene/Ralph Towner/Egberto Gismonti/John Scofield.
Piano: Oscar Peterson/Keith Jarrett/Chick Corea/Kenny Drew/Thomas Clausen/Bill Evans/Gonzalo Rubalcaba.
Double bass: N.H.Ø.P./Dave Holland/Miroslav Vitous/John Patitucci/Ron Carter/Ray Brown/Eddie Gomez/Charlie Haden.
Electric bass: Jaco Pastorius/John Patitucci/Stanley Clarke/Jeff Andrews/Eberhard Weber.
Drums: Alex Riel/Steve Gadd/Dave Weckl/Paul Motian/Dennis Chambers/Narada Michael Walden/Jack DeJohnette/Terri Lyne Carrington/Marilyn Mazur/Peter Erskine/Omar Hakim.
Keyboards and Synthezisers: Joe Zawinul/Chick Corea/Koono/Larry Goldings/Larry Young/Joe Sample.
Trumpet and flugelhorn: Kenny Wheeler/Miles Davis/Enrico Rava/Palle Mikkelborg/Freddie Hubbard/Woody Shaw/Chet Baker.
Saxophones: John Coltrane/Steve Coleman/Dewey Redman/Kenny Garrett/Michael Brecker/Jan Garbarek/Wayne Shorter/Stan Getz/Ben Webster.
Vocalists: Cassandra Wilson/Ella Fitzgerald/Dinah Washington/Flora Purim/Trine-Lise Væring.
Vibraphone/Marimba: Gary Burton/Mike Mainieri

Many overlaps for me.
I would add Bill Evans and Jarrett for piano, also Lyle Mays (ECM era)

White Knight
Dec-01-2010, 01:36
In no particular order,they would be: Paul Desmond-- Alto Sax; Julian "Cannonball" Adderly and John Coltrane-- Soprano Sax; Dave Brubeck, Bobby Timmons, Horace Silver-- Piano. These are among my favorites, but of course there are so many more as well!:eek: If one only had the time to list them all.:banghead: Ciao for now, White Knight:wave:p.s. it would probably take a lifetime.:rolleyes:

White Knight
Dec-01-2010, 02:31
Gene Krupa
Lionel Hampton
Duke Ellington
Bill Bruford
Art Blakey
Chick Corea...so many amazing players.....it would take a month to list all the ones I think are great.
You're lucky, only a month?:rolleyes:

gord
Dec-01-2010, 02:35
in dixieland jazz my favorites are jack teagarden,wild bill davison and bud freeman. in swing illinois jacquet, coleman hawkins and duke ellington. in bop etc dexter gordon, dave brubeck and gerry mulligan. gord

OLDUDE
Dec-03-2010, 00:38
I've got a feeling I'm repeating myself. (The wife syndrome). but these are my recent thoughts.
Trumpet - Randy Sandke, Warren Vaché
Clarinet - Allan Vaché
Drums - Eddie Metz jr.

White Knight
Dec-03-2010, 02:34
How I could have forgotten him in my previous list is beyond me,:o but Wayne Shorter on tenor sax is simply awesome!:tiphat::clap:

White Knight
Dec-09-2010, 21:49
Mccoy Tyner--Piano; Ron Carter--Bass

garethbarnes
Dec-31-2010, 16:17
Joe Zawinul - keyboards and composer of the best bass lines ever!
Jaco Pastorius - bass player who played all the music whatever the genre.

put them together and you get Weather Report!

White Knight
Dec-31-2010, 23:37
Spot on! Weather Report is probably one of the greatest jazz/fusion :confused: groups ever put together. I'm just not sure if that is the "correct" term to use in describing them. However, whatever term may be used, they were simply awesome. :clap::tiphat: Wayne Shorter and Josef Zawinul are sheer geniuses. :cheers: I'm very tempted to use the term "progressive jazz" in this context, yes?

garethbarnes
Jan-01-2011, 20:21
I think Zawinul and WR's music defies description. He once said he invented World Music before it became a fashionable term. I suppose it's jazz at the end of the day! But there are a lot of classical elements as he was classically trained. The best music needs no labelling...

White Knight
Jan-02-2011, 00:37
Gareth, excellent point, which I whole heartedly agree with. Either the music "has it" or it doesn't. End of story, I should think, yes?

harlequin
Oct-24-2017, 13:10
Polish pop singer/ jazz singer/soul singer Andrew (Andrzej) Zaucha R.I.P. (1949-1991) . Who was killed brutally at the parking lot by jealous agressive Frenchman. Motive of murder : jealousy. Zaucha was widower and he orphaned daughter. Murderer shot dead both (9 bullets) . Murderer shoot at face and trunk. Woman(friend of singer) shield singer his own body from bullets. Frenchman sent him out before firing squad. Andrzej Zaucha showed hist tapes Stevie Wander. He adored Ray Charles. He wanted be a world-class musician and live in USA. He had magic voice. He played magician /wizard Mr Twardowski. Zaucha as wizard from Krakow who flew away to/on the moon on the giant bird (rooster). He sang C'est la vie, Byłaś serca biciem(You was a heartbeat), Wilczy bilet (bad reference), Budzi się strach (birth of fear),Nietakie/nie takie mnie już kochały, Wolniej (Slowly), Poza mną już tamten czas (time is byond me), Magia to ja (Magic is me), Jesienna piosenka (Autumn song), Naucz mnie uśmiechu (Teach me a smile), łańcuszek szczęścia (Chain letter), Narodziny uczucia (Birth of love), Cudowna bezsenność (a wondrful sleeplessness), Na jedno życie (for only life), Sny rockokowe (Roccoco dreams),Ballad kino objazdowe (Ballad) , Kochaj człowieka(Just love human),Póki masz nadzieję( untill you have hope), Zaufaj sobie (Trust yourself), Linoskoczek or Tańcząc w powietrzu ( Dance in air or Tightrope walker), W złotych kroplach deszczu (In the golden drops of rain),Tumbleweed, Love shining through, Cest la wie Just a pipe dream, Beware of the music man,The second time around, New York, New York, Aquarius, Boogie down, Georgia, My funny valentine, Lady love, Lady be good, A kind of magic, I miss your love, My cherrie amour, Superstition, Stwardnieje ci łza (Your teardrop will harden), Ta wiara (This faith), Abyś czuł (You must feel), Wołanie o słońce ponad śwatem (Call the sun above the world), Na dwa kroki w chmurach (two steps into the clouds), Zanim zastukam do niebieskiej bramy (Before I will knock on the heaven door), Spróbój mnie dogonić (Try to catch me), Wieczór nad rzeką zdarzeń (Evening above the river of evenings),Księżniczka (Princess). Zeby inaczej pięknie raczej, Ministrowie i pory roku (four seasons), Gummibears (gumisie),Kantate,Jak na lotni, Mr blues,I feel like on high-glider), Miła ma or Siódmy rok (My heart), Bądź moim natchnieniem or Bądż moją muzą (Be my muse),Jakie są szanse naszych marzeń, Jak ładnie tu, Zgłębić prawdę (uncover/discover the mystery of eternity), Licho wie (God knows), Co nagle to podiable (Keep the devil from the door), Ghost (Blady strach),

harlequin
Oct-24-2017, 14:04
Już koniec (In is the end), Dzień doby Mr Blues(Good mornig Mr Blues), Nasze story (Our story will end) , Sześć godzin z życia bluesmana (seven hours in/of/from the life of bluesman), Blues powracającego (Blues of comming voyager), Bluea nostalgiczny (nostalgic Blues) , Ballada kino objazdowe (winer ballad ) , Przybywajcie diabły (Devils , come to me), christmas songs namely: Oj maliśki (small Jesus), Renifer (Reindeer) , Po to byś nie był sam (Don't be alone in/at Christmas) , Może ktoś wpadnie tu (Maybe somebody com on to me in/at Christmans) , Koniec dnia (The end of the day),Zielono me (I feel like on seaven heaven), Sen o państwie faraonów (dreams about country of pharaoh), Swingin the blues, Od do nieróbstwa (Anther for/on/about lazyness), Po prostu leżę (I just laying),Piosenka z klawesynem(Song for awakeness), Rocznicowa piosenka dla Elżbiety i smoka (Song for Elizabeth and Dragon),Historia tla dla małych jest dzieci (History/fairytale for naive peoples), Nie przerywajcie zabawy (let's /let the childrens to play), Dobrze/Warto mieć wroga (It is good to have the lethal/killing/deadly enemy), Dlaczego przegrałem, Sen o państwi faraonów, Zdecydowal los (It was my destiny/fate). Emergency room of doctor Q (izba przyjęć doktora Q), Za to mi płacą (Just pay me for this), That 's how I feel (Tak się czuję) ,Dlaczego przegrałem (Why I loose/lost,Why I became looser), Spróboj mnie dogonić (Try to catch me), Blues o rannym wstawaniu(Morning blues), krokodyle blues (Blues for crocodile)

harlequin
Oct-24-2017, 14:17
Zaucha was polish soul singer, pop singer, jazz singer from/of Krakow, He sang using scat singing and he adored swing .Magic vocal/voice. He was self made man. Zaucha played the sax and drums. He was widower and orphaned daughter. He was fan of Ray Charles/Freddie Mercury/Michael Jackson/Stevie Wonder. He showed (to) Stevie Wonder hist tapes/music in recording studio, in 1989. He tried to spread his wings, despite living in communist country (PRL) behind the Iron Cortain. He planned to live in Germany, France or USa. He wanted to be world-class singer. Frenchmand promised him death. Murderer waited for armless Zaucha and his friend (woman) at the parking lot. It was execution/brutal murder at night. Woman tried to shield singer from bullets. Both was shot dead. Murderer shot at face and trung.Andrew (Andrzej) Zaucha was 42 year old whed he was killed, woman Zuzanna was 26 year old when she died. Murder was 33 year old year, when he killed both.He promised him death. He had illegal gun and told singer about it(gun)

harlequin
Oct-24-2017, 15:03
Jak ładnie tu (How it's beautiful place), Jakie są szanse naszych marzeń (How many chances we both had ), C'est la vie (That is life), Magia to ja( Magic is me) Bądź moim natchnieniem or Badź moją muzą (Be my muse, Be muse to me) , Byłaś serca biciem (You was like heartbeat) Kantata (Anthem), Zielono mi (I fell like on seaven heaven), Ballada kino objazdowe (winter ballad), Prawdopodobnie (Probably), Historia ta dla małych jest dzieci, Co nagle to po diable (Keep devil from the door).Elizabeth was wife of Andrew (Andrzej) Zaucha, but she died from/of the stroke in 1989. Zaucha became widower. Relation with Zuzanna was bad decision ( songs: Dom złej dziewczyny (Hause of the evil girl), Jeszcze czuję sen (I am sill drowsy ), Hooligan (King of bar figting/biting- (Król bójek w dyskotece),Jeszcze w sercu radość (Heapiness in still in my heart) , Spróbój mnie dogonic (Try to catch me), Zanim zastukam do niebieskiej bramy(Before I knock on the heaven door).Może ktoś wpadnie tu (Maybe somebody come on here ( to )me at/on Christmas) , Oj maluski(small Jesus), Zaucha was 42 years old when he died,Naucz mnie uśmiechu (teach me a smile) , Magia to ja (Magis (it) is me),Oda do nieróbstwa (Anthem for lazyness/laziness)

Joe Barnett
Oct-27-2017, 13:38
I am familiar with many Jazz musicians and Jazz groups.


Personally, I like Count Basie with their really solid and strong swing feel and the musicians are truly amazing.


Also, I like Don Ellis and his albums "Don Ellis at Fillmore" and "Tears of Joy." He liked to compose Jazz integrating modern music aspects into his Jazz and fantastic Jazz drumming. He composed really interesting time signatures.


He was a jazz trumpeter, drummer and composer. I saw a live performance of Don Ellis and his Jazz Group in Los Angeles, California in the late 1970's.


Joe Barnett
Jazz musician
Crystal Magic Orchestra
https://CrystalMagicOrchestra.com

akita
Apr-04-2018, 13:53
David Murray remains my fave.

AlderonFrederic
Nov-11-2018, 18:50
Thats totally Gerry Mulligan - great player great figure and greatest from the West Coast Jazz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMQD3Bv5ZG4&t=1345s

cody
Oct-01-2020, 10:02
I have a few, but if I had to pick only one, I would say bassist Paul Chambers. As a young (20) bassist myself, I can tell you that if it weren't for him I would not have picked up the instrument. His language continues to move me, inspire me, and speak to me in ways no other musician can. So grateful for Paul's contribution to the bass world.