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    Literally, what I was listening to right when I read your post:


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    Note: Not all Sun Ra is as easy to listen to; he's very varied as a musician.

    Now getting ready to listen to your Benny Goodman.

    ...

    Back after listening. Very tasty. I'm mostly used to BG with a bigger band.

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    I am musically ignorant. Perhaps that is the reason that most jazz, to me, sounds like random noise. There are lots of musical styles I do not prefer to hear... but I get it... don't always like it, but they are.... musical... for lack of a descent vocabulary on the subject. Jazz, on the other hand, does not seem (to me) to be anywhere near that category of sound that one might stretch to call "music". The Star Trek Red Alert sound is more "musical", to me.

    I am not saying people are dumb for liking Jazz... it has a following and whatever... Maybe I'm dumb for NOT liking Jazz... but I still say it stands alone as "not just music I don't particularly like - it just ain't even music".

    It's like this to me... lets call the following sentence "a song":

    "The Cellar Door is Ajar"

    I like that... sounds nice.

    another may be:

    "Rat's face under mops"

    I don't like that. Does not sound nice...

    now Jazz is more like:

    "Colir pwoop iddya storp~ !digad"

    It's not even made up of words

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    Searched for artists who followed Davis, stumbled on:


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    This isn't quite jazz, but what is jazz anyway? Let's temporarily re-phrase the thread title to 'the music appreciators thread'.

    Here's a playlist I made on Spotify of the instrumental albums released by Andrew Bird:

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7d...QkKIapIX_UFdXg

    I became a fan of his many years ago, but lately have been getting back into him, and it's only now that I'm appreciating just how talented he really is. He's a multi-instrumentalist, but moreover a classical violinist of a kind of contemporary, unique style.

    Not quite the jazz vibe going on, but I thought some would be able to appreciate it.

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    I'd also add that 'instrumental' is a bit of a stretch for some of the playlist, but some of his albums are difficult to categorize.

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    Cannonball Adderley, Autumn Leaves, from Album "Somethin' Else".

    Sidemen: Miles Davis, Hank Jones, Sam Jones, Art Blakey


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    I’ve been listening to the (contemporary) Brad Mehldau trio recently. He’s been mentioned once or twice in the various jazz and piano threads, but I thought I’d post a link (Vimeo).

    And I Love Her

    He’s obviously influenced by Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, but he’s his own man for sure. Speaking of Bill Evans, while he can seem somewhat abstract and cold, as has been mentioned (on the Piano Jazz thread?), I’ve been listening to him recently as well. This one may be, IIRC, the very first commercially released double tracked cut. I think it’s gorgeous (“Spartacus” Love Theme):


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    Not Exactly a Music Recording

    This article from the New Yorker records beautiful images of some of the great jazz artists at work. I thought it would add a touch of counterpoint to the music that makes up this thread.

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