Any other jazz musicians or fans on DC?

Any other jazz musicians or fans on DC?

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    Any other jazz musicians or fans on DC?

    Hey all - starting this thread for any jazz-fan gun nuts out there. Jazz is my favorite music, although I listen to a lot of other stuff as well. Thought I'd start this thread after another DC member picked up on my username (Coltrane59) and asked if I was a jazz fan too.

    Most people wouldn't notice, but the Coltrane part is after one of my favorite sax players, John Coltrane. The "59" is the year my favorite Coltrane piece was recorded: Giant Steps. If you get a chance to listen to it...COltrane was a genius of a musician.

    Anyway, just wanted to fish out in the forum to see what other fans I might find. What kind of jazz are you listening to? Anyone else also play an instrument? I've played the sax (currently Tenor) for over 15 years, but not that much since I went into my major in college (accounting) and started having kids. Not much time.


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    you too? i hate Accounting, i am eyeballs-deep for 1 more year..yikes..

    I too love Jazz, I normally listen to whatever is streaming.

    Funny, while I study, do accounting and related classwork, I usually play smooth jazz, it is quite calming. I have known others to use classical music for the same purpose.

    Keep it jazzy.

    P.S. playing Giant Steps right now!

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    I was listening to the Pat Metheny Group yesterday...
    "Who is to say that I am not an instrument of karma? Indeed, who is to say that I am not the very hand of God himself, dispatched by the Almighty to smite the Philistines and hypocrites, to lay low the dishonest and corrupt, and to bust the jawbone of some jackass that so desperately deserves it?"

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    My son,is a jazz nut.He is in his last year of college. College was paid for with his sax skills,scholarship and he plays a lot of gigs,casinos ,clubs etc. A few weeks ago he got to play 2 nights with Wayne Newton at a casino in Louisiana.

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    I just listened to Coltrane's "Favorite things" this morning.

    I used to play trombone. My dad was a session woodwind player in the big band hey day. He played with Miller, Goodman, the Dorsey brothers, and had a slot in the Raymond Scott Orchestra, so I grew up with jazz.

    As much as I love the country music scene here in TN, I do sometimes miss the little jazz venues back in central NY where I grew up.
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    Nothing turns a head quicker down here in the south, than to see my HEMI pickup rolling up to a redlight, windows down....volume up...and Kenny G wailing. I enjoy me some Kenny G.
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    LOVE IT! Any kind of jazz, it's all good by me. We had this great radio station back in Orlando. They would play smooth Jazz, but then on Sunday evenings, it would be Brazilian Bossa for a few hours, and then some chillout lounge type stuff. I loved the variation!

    I don't play a single instrument, but I used to sing. Grandparents were opera singers at Radio City, guess it runs in the family.
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    Wow, more than one Jazz fan that carries a gun. I thought maybe it was just me and you, coltrane59. I have been listening to jazz almost exclusively for the past 2 years or more. I don't know if I'm just getting older or more anti-social, but listening to music with lyrics (especially typical generation x or y music) suddenly started to aggravate me. I stumbled out of a record store with Dave Brubeck's Time Out and Miles Davis's Kind of Blue purely by chance and have never looked back. 1959 was a MONSTER YEAR for jazz and I find that I especially enjoy that era.

    My current jazz heroes are Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus. I haven't been buying much music lately but I think it might be time to get a few new CDs. My only Coltrane CDs are A Love Supreme, My Favorite Things, and Duke Ellington and John Coltrane.

    I once attempted to play the tenor sax and I guess I would again, if I had the money to buy one. I'm usually more interested in recording other people (home studio) than playing, myself.

    I can't think of anything more relaxing than a favorite jazz CD and a glass or two of Scotch.

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    Been listening to jazz for the past 30yrs, and I haven't even begun to scratch to the surface. That's jazz for you.

    With most music, but particularly jazz, there are so many genres within the genre, that there's something for everyone. Myself, I can't take too much of the experimental greats from the mid-50's to the mid-60's. But then, I have fairly wide tastes otherwise. I tend toward cool instrumentals and smooth fusion styles, though any great musician or vocalist can grab me via sheer talent, depending.

    On any given night, I might be listening to a range of artists, from Bill Evans and Stan Getz to Cannonball Adderley and Nina Simone, from Brian Simpson and Fattburger to Jools Holland and Sergio Mendez. A bit of Alice Gomez or Eliana Gilad can heal much. A bit of James Newton Howard's compositions or Herbie Hancock's experimentation can inspire. Gene Harris can fill an entire evening. The modern work of Maria Muldaur and Boz Scaggs is fairly good, showing their musical range. The Ron Eschete Trio or Nils Landgren might do, one night, but then Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday might be the next. Ray Brown Trio. Dusko Goykovich, even a few from Booker T & the MG's, Herb Alpert, Andy McKee, Doc Powell, Pierre Bensusan, Louis Armstrong, many of the "swing" greats ...

    Got to love jazz.
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    Here's a little "brush with greatness" story jazz fans will appreciate... I discovered Pat Metheny when I was in high school... most of my friends were listening to Molly Hatchet, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Ted Nugent, but I was listening to Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Return To Forever, and Santana... I discovered Metheny's Pat Metheny Group album, and was blown away by his talent. That album, along with American Garage, are definitely on my "Desert Island Top Ten" list...

    So... 11th grade... Pat Metheny is playing about 50 miles away... my fellow guitarist friend Mark and I head for the show, but get lost on the way, were running late, and end up in parking in the wrong place... we shoulda approached from the front and parked at "2 o'clock", but we came in from the back and parked at "8 o'clock", and have to walk around to the front to enter the venue...

    So we are walking along the side of the theatre, and who do we run into...? The band... all four of them, hanging around outside smoking Camels and waiting to go on. We couldn't believe it... they were happy to shake our hands and Pat autographed our tickets! It's almost showtime, so we hustle down the block to get to the front door...

    And then... disaster.

    Pat signed the half of the ticket the ticket taker is supposed to KEEP...! We plead with the lady and explain what we have here, and after holding up the line for a couple minutes, she relents and she let us keep out tickets whole.

    Awesome show... they did the as-yet unrecorded song As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls with the synthesizer chopper sounds in the beginning... Pat said, "we don't have a name for this yet, but we are thinking of calling it I Don't Wanna Be Drafted..."

    After the show, we went back to the car the same way we came, and there they were, smoking cigarettes after the show. We talked music with them for about 45 minutes while their roadies packed up their gear... a truly great moment, to talk to one the most talented guitarists and composers of the 20th century.

    BTW... there's a reason none of them sing... they were lighting Camels off the butt of the last one... Lyle Mays smoked though the whole show, and he was burnin' down the butts even faster afterwards... his voice in his late twenties sounded like he gargled with ground glass and maple syrup...
    "Who is to say that I am not an instrument of karma? Indeed, who is to say that I am not the very hand of God himself, dispatched by the Almighty to smite the Philistines and hypocrites, to lay low the dishonest and corrupt, and to bust the jawbone of some jackass that so desperately deserves it?"

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    Stan sez...

    I can't think of anything more relaxing than a favorite jazz CD and a glass or two of Scotch.
    The only thing better than some fine jazz and some 12 year old Pinch is some fine jazz with some 25 year old Wild Turkey...



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    I love Jazz and Blues. I love other types of music as well but Jazz and Blues are my favorites. I play the Sax and the violen not very well any more mind you but I can and do still play them.

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    I enjoy all kind of music, not (c)rap...but my car radio is set on smooth/light jazz...very calming.
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    What is it with accountants and jazz???

    I'm a CPA and to me, Coltrane, Hawkins, Getz . . . it's all good!

    One of my biggest thrills in life was when I actually got to walk up the street for about 4 or 5 blocks talking to Buddy Rich, THE greatest drummer who ever lived!!

    I still have some nylon tipped drumsticks I got about 30 years ago.

    Damn I miss playing the drums . . . so I listen to a lot of jazz.

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    I like jazz, I can't tell you the name of a single band/musician, but I like the music, especially on a road trip or just my average 1500+ mi. a month routine.

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