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Cool, Bebop, Straight Ahead or Fusion: The Jazz Thread

Cheshire_Kat

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This is a home for all those timeless recordings of Jazz of any era or genre as requested by Mr Peabody. (y)

Don't mind the smoke and mellow activity all around us. Now where's my pork pie hat gone to anyways ?

Let's start off with some Billie Holiday :cool:

 
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Lovely, thanks so much! Billie sure was one of a kind.

Here's one from Sydney Bechet - Si Tu Vois Ma Mere. The year is 1952.


Sidney Bechet was born in 1897 in New Orleans. He grew up there learning the music of that city, and its rich Jazz. Soon he was traveling the world playing in bands (and met and performed with Louis Armstrong). But his personality let him down. He was violent and mean, and found himself arrested a couple of times. He finally called it quits from the U.S., and well into his 50s, he moved to Paris. There he found a home and recorded many tributes to that city.

Si tu vois ma mère‘ (if you see my mother) is one of a number of French tunes recorded by Bechet in his later years. His own composition, it was first released in 1952. He had much bigger hits with his French titles – ‘Petite Fleur‘, ‘Dans les rues d’Antibes‘ and ‘Les Oignons‘.
 
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Recorded: March 28, 1946
Charlie Parker – Alto
Miles Davis – Trumpet
Lucky Thompson – Tenor
Roy Porter – Drums
Dodo Marmarosa – Piano
Arvin Garrison – Guitar
Vic McMillian – Bass
 

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For something a little different... This is a great collaboration between Mulatu Astatke (who some would consider to be the father of Ethio-jazz or Ethiopian Jazz) and The Heliocentrics (a London-based music collective focusing on the fusion of jazz, funk, psych and library influences). A truly special contribution to the world of jazz, fusion and music in general:

 

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For something a little different... This is a great collaboration between Mulatu Astatke (who some would consider to be the father of Ethio-jazz or Ethiopian Jazz) and The Heliocentrics (a London-based music collective focusing on the fusion of jazz, funk, psych and library influences). A truly special contribution to the world of jazz, fusion and music in general:

Hej BK38!

Fascinating! Echoes of Hugh Masakela, Alice Coltrane, Ali Farka Toure, Busi Mhlongo, even Amadou & Mariam. We're in serious danger of veering off in a World Music direction. =D

Great to see you here!
 
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Why stop at world music, let's consider Solar Arkestras as well 🌞

Sun Ra
: organ, synthesizer, piano, arranger, keyboards, Hammond organ, electric piano, vocals, bells, Arp, Fender Rhodes, orchestra bells, Mini Moog
John Gilmore: tenor saxophone
Danny Ray Thompson: flute, baritone saxophone
Eddie Gale: trumpet
Michael Ray: trumpet, flugelhorn
Marshall Allen: flute, oboe, alto saxophone
Luqman Ali: percussion
Michael Anderson: percussion
Artaukatune: drums, tympani
Disco Kid: ( Slo Johnson ) guitar
Dale Williams: guitar
Atakatun Odun: congas
Elo Omoe: Flute, bass clarinet
Julian Priester on trombone)
Richard Williams: bass
James Jacson: oboe, basson, flute, voice
June Tyson: voices
 
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Hej BK38!

Fascinating! Echoes of Hugh Masakela, Alice Coltrane, Ali Farka Toure, Busi Mhlongo, even Amadou & Mariam. We're in serious danger of veering off in a World Music direction. =D

Great to see you here!
I knew it was definitely straying into World Music territory but thought it had enough Jazzy elements to make it an acceptable contribution :) Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm quite new to Jazz to be honest and although there are a few bits and pieces here and there that I've picked up, I'm largely ignorant. Looking forward to discovering, listening to and learning new things in this thread! Will check out some of those names you mentioned - keep it coming!
 

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Well, I thought about it all day long, and came to the unavoidable conclusion there is just one "right" choice for today's new posting... :love:

Ali Farka Touré and Ry Cooder - Lasidan


This track, a personal favorite, is from Talking Timbuktu, the 1994 collaboration between Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré and American guitarist/producer Ry Cooder.

Cheers!
 
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On the behest of Mr/z, @ mr peabody. :)
All Jazz, across the spectrum. 🐙🎷🥁🎹🎻







Starting with this,

^^Yeah baby, great to see you here !! :love:

1976: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
featuring David Schnitter (tenor and vocals)
2 selections - Georgia and Third World Blues

Drums – Art Blakey
Bass – Chin Yoshio Suzuki*
Flute, Vocals – Ladji Camara
Piano – Albert Dailey
Trumpet – Bill Hardman
Tenor Sax – David Schnitter
Vocals – David Schnitter

 
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