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Old 03-14-2008, 08:44 AM   #51
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Found a video clip of Willie the Lion Smith in England basically demonstrating the history of Jazz piano from the days of ragtime to stride to some modern methods of playing. Very good program and demonstrates how the Lion entertained while educating the audience.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:20 AM   #52
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Found a video clip of Willie the Lion Smith in England basically demonstrating the history of Jazz piano from the days of ragtime to stride to some modern methods of playing. Very good program and demonstrates how the Lion entertained while educating the audience.
Sweet! Is this the clip here?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCug5HG9jLg

Fantastic clip here, with Billy Taylor and The Duke! Three giants of jazz piano in one clip... far out man!
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:23 AM   #53
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7LGuW5kgZ0
There's 6 parts to this show. Part 5 Lion Smith plays a great rendition of Nagaskai.
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Love the clip of Willie The Lion Smith.

Here's another

David Frost Show: Billy Taylor-Duke Ellington and Willie The Lion Smith
playing Peridido

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you have to watch these to believe them.

Stanley Jordan - Autumn Leaves
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Stanley Jordan - Stairwat to Heaven
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Just checked this guy out today.

HOLY FUCK. Guitarists, take note; at no point does Jordan ever touch the string with a pick - it's ALL tapping.

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Old 10-01-2008, 11:11 AM   #56
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I just found this wonderful footage of Coltrane doing Every Time We Say Goodbye on YouTube today, and I just had to post it here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tjlz3DYmTw

Maybe we can breath some life back into the jazz thread.
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my "favorite song of all time" of this week:

blame it on my youth as sung by chet baker towards the end of his career.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO1uMjz3n3w

Diz and Louis having a session together. DIg Junior Mance singing at the piano.
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Diz and Louis having a session together. DIg Junior Mance singing at the piano.
thanks for posting. looks like armstrong is trying to test dizzy. wish they could've played longer!
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A twist on some Duke Ellington.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Be4UjV2jA
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A twist on some Duke Ellington.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Be4UjV2jA
Mind = blown.
I like the video interesing how they mix the Duke with Beyonce.

Now we have to also pay homage to Max Fliescher- so many of the great (pre Hays Code)Betty Boop cartoons would feature many of the Jazz Stars of the 1930's. You can think of these cartoons as the "MTV" clips of it's day. Of course we must also acknowledge the racial message of the cartoons and sadly the movies during this period.


You compare the movements of Cab Calloway to the cartoon Characters via the Fliescher "Rotoscope" technique



Cab Calloway (Minne the Moocher)



The Great Satchmo - Belting "I'll be Glad When You're Dead you Rascal You" (1932)


Betty Boop with Louis Armstrong(1932)

Now at 3:49 is Satchmo saying "You M_F'er Boy". Who knew "Gangsta Satchmo" - and Depression Era Sentence Enhancers Now many debate that Satchmo is not cursing-but, you'll have to listen and make your own opinions ...

Also at 4:25 what does the Hebrew Symbol on the Koko the Clown's Speedometer mean?
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u guys should check out west montgomery playing impressions originally written by the late great john coltrane. its stunnig how fast he plays with only his thumb
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I absolutely Love Jazz...

I mostly listen to older recordings, the classics, I adore delving into the back catalog of people like Coltrane... because though I love it i have rarely been exposed to 99.9% or whats out there, I mean, My Dad is into jazz, but he got me into other genres like Blues and Prog rock, but Jazz for me its like a whole alien universe of music for me to explore, its staggering, mind blowing ... incredible, I also have a soft spot for the 70s I'm a big Jaco Pastorius fan and got into a lot of artists from this era by listaning to peole he played with

Been listening to a lot of different recordings of Sweet Sue, Just You lately, I think I'm going to go do that now ^.^
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And what is an Atomic Cocktail...

ATOMIC COCKTAIL
Ingredients:
2 oz. grapefruit juice
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I don't have any clips to share right now but I just listened to an ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS LP the other night and it was glorious...I forget which one though but they're all wonderful.
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Thanks for resurrecting this wonderful old thread. I mentioned on another such thread (instrumental music) that half the fun is the nostalgia of seeing the contributions from people long gone or dead - and rising to "those thrilling days of yesteryear". Some of you will remember that as part of the intro to the radio version of "The Lone Ranger".

I have a strong liking for jazz, as I do for many types of music, but to claim I love it would imply a depth of knowledge that I can't pretend to.

To be something of a participant in this thread, I offer you Irv Williams. Irv is now (in 2016) 96 years old and still plays his tenor sax every Friday at the Dakota Emporium of Jazz in Minneapolis. At the link you will find an interview with Irv, featuring comments and cuts of Dakota performances.

Until about five years ago, I was an admirer of Irv's and knew him to talk to. We bought his CDs whenever a new one was available, keeping some for ourselves and giving the rest away, either to people who had little acquaintance with jazz, or to those that loved jazz of Irv's style. When I turned 75, we threw a pretty good birthday party. I told Irv that he would provide much of the entertainment via his CDs. He turned to me and said "Why don't you invite me too?" I was flabbergasted but gulped and replied, "Why of course." He came, with his sax and one of his sidemen, and played for hours, with the occasional break.

The whole event is one long precious memory but one moment in particular stands out. My older son was up from Arizona, bringing his wife and intensely curious 4 y.o. (at that time) son. Little Finn spend many minutes staring into the bell of Irv's sax, trying to figure out where the music was coming from. It is a memory that I have shared with Irv many times since. Alas! The only pictures we have of that moment are those in our minds.

Since then, we have been to each other's parties several times. I once asked Irv if he would play at my funeral. He said "Sure, if you will dance at mine!" I saw him recently at the Dakota and told him "Irv, you had better keep playing because I haven't learned to dance yet."

It is my pleasure and great honor to be able to call him a friend.
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Thanks for resurrecting this wonderful old thread. I mentioned on another such thread (instrumental music) that half the fun is the nostalgia of seeing the contributions from people long gone or dead - and rising to "those thrilling days of yesteryear". Some of you will remember that as part of the intro to the radio version of "The Lone Ranger".

I have a strong liking for jazz, as I do for many types of music, but to claim I love it would imply a depth of knowledge that I can't pretend to.

To be something of a participant in this thread, I offer you Irv Williams. Irv is now (in 2016) 96 years old and still plays his tenor sax every Friday at the Dakota Emporium of Jazz in Minneapolis. At the link you will find an interview with Irv, featuring comments and cuts of Dakota performances.

Until about five years ago, I was an admirer of Irv's and knew him to talk to. We bought his CDs whenever a new one was available, keeping some for ourselves and giving the rest away, either to people who had little acquaintance with jazz, or to those that loved jazz of Irv's style. When I turned 75, we threw a pretty good birthday party. I told Irv that he would provide much of the entertainment via his CDs. He turned to me and said "Why don't you invite me too?" I was flabbergasted but gulped and replied, "Why of course." He came, with his sax and one of his sidemen, and played for hours, with the occasional break.

The whole event is one long precious memory but one moment in particular stands out. My older son was up from Arizona, bringing his wife and intensely curious 4 y.o. (at that time) son. Little Finn spend many minutes staring into the bell of Irv's sax, trying to figure out where the music was coming from. It is a memory that I have shared with Irv many times since. Alas! The only pictures we have of that moment are those in our minds.

Since then, we have been to each other's parties several times. I once asked Irv if he would play at my funeral. He said "Sure, if you will dance at mine!" I saw him recently at the Dakota and told him "Irv, you had better keep playing because I haven't learned to dance yet."

It is my pleasure and great honor to be able to call him a friend.

He plays phenomenally well! Nice near 30 minute excerpt about Irv playing on his sax right there on the link! Wonderful share, sir Tai!
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I'm really happy to see that this thread is still going!

Right now I am listening to the Pharoah Sanders album Thembi on Spotify. If you're not familiar with it, check out the link here:

https://open.spotify.com/album/4Dz5vD2zfKr8OVtIgpcWOy

Very cool stuff, kind of a nice transitional work from the wild avant guard free jazz movement of the 60s to the cooled-out electric funk jazz of the 70s. I'm particularly fond of the opening track Astral Traveling. Enjoy.
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