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Free tickets for Kamasi Washington at HOB Houston

I just happened to be at Sig’s Lagoon, the record store in Houston when I saw that apparently house of blues was giving out free GA tickets for the upcoming Kamasi Washington show, there were 50-60 there when I left.

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2024/04/19
21:58 UTC

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Vendla - Longing. I'm not too familiar with jazz music but I love this, sounds like empty streets. Please recommend me similar stuff, would love to hear something older

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2024/04/19
21:35 UTC

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To all the pro jazz musicians out there, what makes a person fun to play with? What makes a person worthy of calling for gigs?

Hey y'all,

I really want playing jazz (or any other contemporary music really) to be a part of my career in the future. Currently I'm in a degree for jazz studies. I really want to be a player that people like to play with, as well as having my own voice. What are the most important things y'all look for in players?

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2024/04/19
20:00 UTC

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What young jazz musicians are you listening to right now?

I am a big fan of people like InsaneInTheRain, Grace Kelly, Leo P, and Adam Neely. I am looking for some other people similar to them. I am minoring in jazz and while I understand the importance of the greats such as Chet Baker, Coltrane, the Marcalis family, Paul Desmond, Burd, Etc. I want to listen to newer and younger artists who are trying something new. I am a saxophonist music ed major btw.

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2024/04/19
19:36 UTC

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Parker with Strings: What LIVING jazz musician would you like to do new string arrangements?

I, like many others, love Charlie Parker's playing on the album, Parker With Strings, but dislike the string arrangements. What LIVING jazz musician would you like to do new string arrangements?

I propose Wynton Marsalis (I don't like what how he defines 'jazz' or how he disparages other musicians, but his work with strings is really great).

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2024/04/19
19:11 UTC

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Peter Graves Orchestra: Soul Makossa (feat. Jaco Pastorius) [Live in Fort Lauderdale]

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2024/04/19
18:53 UTC

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What entry point into Jazz would people here recommend ?

Jazz is something that I do not understand yet. It does not jive with my soul yet. I guess I never encountered the right entry point.

What I like in music currently is a lot of the classical and romantic stuff, where I think expression and beauty of form peaked with the late romantics like the operas of Wagner , and the symphonies of Bruckner and Mahler. Modern Classical music I like a little bit less.

Contemporary band music I guess I am into shoegaze and indie and folk, my favorites right now being the likes of Beach House, Alvvays, Big Thief, Future Islands, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, LCD Soundsytem among others.

All this naming in hope it makes it easier to give recommendation given what I am into right now.

I promise I will listen to everything recommended and come back with impressions !!

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2024/04/19
18:45 UTC

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Help with time signature(s)

I’m just listening to this tune and finding that the bit at 3:40 ish is throwing me for a loop counting wise. Any help on identifying time signature(s) would be much appreciated

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2024/04/19
18:01 UTC

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herbie hancock rocks, man.

herbie is the man. i was very out of my element, i’m normally a person who goes to rock shows, but i do have an appreciation for jazz. i think i made a good call making this my first jazz show, and the vibes were great, but do people always normally excessively clap at these things?

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2024/04/19
17:35 UTC

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I need help with runs

I just have no clue where to start. I need help for piano and Sax (tenor(yes specification is needed)) I can now improvise and know what to do but my solos are boring and I need help with where to start with what runs and licks to learn and is there an easy way to learn stuff in every key or is it just time and dedication?

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2024/04/19
16:44 UTC

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Does Louis Armstrong purposefully use this motif an his songs?

I’ve noticed recently that a lot of different Louis Armstrong have this same motif (I think that’s the term) but I can’t find anything on whether that’s intentional or if it’s just a big coincidence. The only few I remember in particular are “I’ll keep the lovelight burning” (about 1:10), “Tenderly” with Ella (about 4:56 where Ella imitates Louis’ scatting), and maybe the end of I laughed at love with the trumpet arrangements but that one’s a bit of I stretch. I know for sure there are more where he plays it on his trumpet but I can’t recall which songs exactly. Has anyone else noticed this or am I insane?

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2024/04/19
16:40 UTC

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Kenny Dorham - Blue Friday

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2024/04/19
16:29 UTC

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Ari and Cecil Alexander uptempo arrangement of "End of A Love Affair"

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2024/04/19
16:19 UTC

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2024/04/19
16:13 UTC

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An original Latin jazz arrangement of watermelon man

Hey guys, just wanted to share this clip from rehearsal. A lot of fun afro cuban rhythm stuff at work here! Hope you like it.

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2024/04/19
15:46 UTC

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Ode to Mr. Hancock

I know we all know this, and ya it doesn’t even need to be said, but Herbie Hancock is a straight up musical genius. We all know rock it, chameleon etc yes they’re great, but what about I Thought It Was You or Honey From the Jar. I listen to these tracks and I feel like he is not only a Jazz genius, also a low key Funk genius…I mean Herbie could do it all: jazz, funk, ballads, “fusion”, improvise like a mf, arrange, write. The more I listen to Herbie the more in awe I am. If you aren’t into the jazzier side of funk, I get it, maybe not for you. someone once said “the gods do not distribute their gifts equally”- Herbie proves the point.

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2024/04/19
15:21 UTC

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Statik Selektah - Carry On ft. Joey Bada$$, Freddie Gibbs

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2024/04/19
14:19 UTC

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So what great jazz musician are people going to pile on today?

Are they going to say

'Art Blakey had great groups but was he really a good drummer'?

'Tommy Flannigan couldn't site read Giant Steps which showed he wasn't as good as Joey Alexander'

'Chet baker...wait, we've seen a lot of threads about people 'not getting' chet baker already'

'Maynard Ferguson was a hack'

'Was Mel Lewis really a good drummer?'

'I don't get Horace Silver'

'All * does it play patterns'

*you can substitute John Coltrane or Michael Brecker into this question

'who is the best jazz player who didn't use drugs'

'Can Oscar Peterson really be great if he is Canadian?'

'I don't get Count Basie. He didn't write a lot of songs/arrangements and wasn't a burning piano player'

'most jazz stinks unless I'm high'

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2024/04/19
14:10 UTC

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Why do people had Dixieland and trad. Jazz?

It’s my favorite genre I like other genres too but that’s my favorite but I’ve talked to a lot of people in the jazz community that dislike Dixieland. I’ve heard that it’s because it’s a fake white version of jazz but their were plenty of black trad. Jazz artists. Such as buddy bolden, king Oliver, Sidney bechet, and Louis Armstrong

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2024/04/19
13:14 UTC

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Opinion : Pharoah is a better album than Karma. What do you think?

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2024/04/19
13:04 UTC

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Jacques Loussier Trio - Subway Köln 1998

Jacques Loussier Trio - Subway Köln 1998

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXbRMDAA-Ak

Track List:

  • Frühling (Antonio Vivaldi) - Sommer (Antonio Vivaldi) - Fuge Nr. 5 (Johann Sebastian Bach) - Pastorale (Johann Sebastian Bach) - Italienische Konzerte (Allegro / Adagio / Presto) (Johann

https://sheetmusiclibrary.website/2024/04/19/jacques-loussier-partitions/

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2024/04/19
12:00 UTC

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Kamasi Washington Europe tour

I can't seem to find wich musicians Kamasi will bring with him on the europe tour. Is there any way to find this information?

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2024/04/19
10:15 UTC

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Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny & Jaco Pastorius

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2024/04/19
03:11 UTC

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Sun Ra Arkestra - Nuclear War (1984)

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2024/04/19
02:27 UTC

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The Lick

How likely are people to actually recognize “the lick” if I use it in a solo?

6 Comments
2024/04/19
00:40 UTC

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Introducing Hornado!

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2024/04/18
23:47 UTC

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Quincy Jones 91st Birthday !!!

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2024/04/18
23:12 UTC

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my all time favorite bill evans album

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2024/04/18
22:25 UTC

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The saddest thing about todays Bill Evan's discussions is that, love him or hate him, there are THOUSANDS of other great pianists out there for you to discover. Go listen to 'Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz' and be humbled by all the amazing talent you've never heard of!

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2024/04/18
22:20 UTC

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