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

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Tani Tabbal Trio [2020] - Now Then




Tani Tabbal: drums
Michael Bisio: bass
Adam Siegel: sax
 

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Trio Chemirani [2012] - Azadeh


Ballaké Sissoko : Kora
Omar Sosa : Piano
Renaud Garcia Fons : Contrabass
Ross Daly : Lyra, Rebab
Sylvain Luc : Guitar
Titi Robin : Bouzouki
 

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Matthieu Metzger - The Gnu Present

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i personally especially like the following titles:

2 - Stella by Starlight (2’55’’)

Version très simple d’un grand standard, où le solo puis le thème sont toujours habillés par petites touches successives de genres, de sons, essayant de rendre audible cette « constellation » que nous promet le titre.

17 - Countdown (2’32’’)

Cet arrangement au sons de saxophones totalement distordu, largement plus inspiré par le groupe de métal technique « Messhuggah » que par John Coltrane, m’a fait envisager d’une façon nouvelle le carcan harmonique de ce morceau redoutable.
 

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Lester Young & His Quintet [1951] - Up n' adam




Lester Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist.

Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young was one of the most influential players on his instrument. In contrast to many of his hard-driving peers, Young played with a relaxed, cool tone and used sophisticated harmonies, using what one critic called "a free-floating style, wheeling and diving like a gull, banking with low, funky riffs that pleased dancers and listeners alike."

Known for his hip, introverted style, he invented or popularized much of the hipster jargon which came to be associated with the music.
 

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Lester Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist.

Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young was one of the most influential players on his instrument. In contrast to many of his hard-driving peers, Young played with a relaxed, cool tone and used sophisticated harmonies, using what one critic called "a free-floating style, wheeling and diving like a gull, banking with low, funky riffs that pleased dancers and listeners alike."

Known for his hip, introverted style, he invented or popularized much of the hipster jargon which came to be associated with the music.

Lester Young and his pork pie hats. Reminds me I need to revisit hard bop again. Gotta be in the mood for it though, to fully digest it. Thankfully, the thread title mentions "cool" jazz as well and lemme tell you:

There's no one cooler than Lonnie Fucking Liston Smith:

 
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