JazzMusicArchives.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home >Jazz Music Lounges >Jazz Music Lounge
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - What got you into jazz?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

What got you into jazz?

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12345>
Author
Message
Amilisom View Drop Down
Forum Groupie
Forum Groupie
Avatar

Joined: 25 May 2012
Status: Offline
Points: 69
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Amilisom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 2012 at 1:24am
Jazz Band class in high school. But it wasn't just that in itself, mostly when we arranged combos one trimester and I realized how fun playing in a combo can be. The freedom of improvisation and communication. My friend did a really interesting arrangement of Freddy Freeloader that involved switching the feel from swing to latin to funk, which was recorded and I put on youtube, despite how much we sucked   
"Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been a statue set up in honor of a critic."

-Jean Sibelius
Back to Top
Kazuhiro View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 15 Jan 2011
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Status: Offline
Points: 3832
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kazuhiro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 2012 at 1:36am

^ At least I wait for an opportunity to see it. Smile

Back to Top
Amilisom View Drop Down
Forum Groupie
Forum Groupie
Avatar

Joined: 25 May 2012
Status: Offline
Points: 69
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Amilisom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 2012 at 12:42pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km6JVqpc85Y&feature=share&list=UUnMDBu3GIm317SHbaUa6T1A

Um, well don't say I didn't warn you
"Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been a statue set up in honor of a critic."

-Jean Sibelius
Back to Top
Kazuhiro View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 15 Jan 2011
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Status: Offline
Points: 3832
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kazuhiro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 2012 at 7:41pm
Originally posted by Amilisom Amilisom wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km6JVqpc85Y&feature=share&list=UUnMDBu3GIm317SHbaUa6T1A

Um, well don't say I didn't warn you
 
The real intention does not know how I felt the performance that you went for. However, you put it in Youtube surely. I have not heard the arrangement that soaked "Freddy Freeloader" with variety. In Latin rhythm and swing in funk. Even as for the flexibility of the tempo.
Please do not think that the performance is bad. I enjoyed your performance really enough.
Back to Top
bytor2112 View Drop Down
Forum Groupie
Forum Groupie


Joined: 24 Oct 2012
Location: BC, Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 57
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bytor2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2012 at 10:39pm
Originally posted by idlero idlero wrote:

I was bored listening again and again toi the same classic and prog music , I needed some new music to listen to, so I started to listen to jazz.

Me to, although I am still happy with my prog. But it used to be that if I wasn't in the mood for Prog and it's many subgenres, I just wouldn't listen to music. But now Jazz can fill that gap for me, I'll never not have to listen to music again!LOL
Back to Top
Polymorphia View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie


Joined: 17 Dec 2012
Status: Offline
Points: 36
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 2012 at 10:34pm
My dad is a jazz educator and saxophonist. My brothers are finishing up their jazz degrees. Of course, with such a family, I was already introduced to jazz. My appreciation of it came in surges, with each surge appreciating it more than I did before. 
Back to Top
js View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Site admin

Joined: 22 Dec 2010
Location: Memphis
Status: Offline
Points: 21980
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 2012 at 11:53pm
Where does your Dad teach?
Back to Top
Polymorphia View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie


Joined: 17 Dec 2012
Status: Offline
Points: 36
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2012 at 10:17am
University of Southern Mississippi
Back to Top
js View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Site admin

Joined: 22 Dec 2010
Location: Memphis
Status: Offline
Points: 21980
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2012 at 10:23am
Ha, you guys are close by, I'm in Memphis. Is South Miss in Jackson?
Back to Top
Polymorphia View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie


Joined: 17 Dec 2012
Status: Offline
Points: 36
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2012 at 10:33am
Hattiesburg
Back to Top
js View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Site admin

Joined: 22 Dec 2010
Location: Memphis
Status: Offline
Points: 21980
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2012 at 11:15am
I've been through there many times, often as the turn off towards Mobile, stopped at a Mexican restaurant not long ago.
Back to Top
Polymorphia View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie


Joined: 17 Dec 2012
Status: Offline
Points: 36
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2012 at 11:50am
Which restaurant? Qdoba? Caliente Grill?
Back to Top
js View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Site admin

Joined: 22 Dec 2010
Location: Memphis
Status: Offline
Points: 21980
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2012 at 12:45pm
Don't remember now, they were playing some high speed techno-cumbia on the juke box, I was surprised to hear that in the south, it sounded more like something you'd hear on the west coast.
Back to Top
Polymorphia View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie


Joined: 17 Dec 2012
Status: Offline
Points: 36
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2012 at 4:32pm
Maybe Caliente? Don't remember if they have a jukebox or not, but they're locally owned, on campus, and lots of hipsters work there, so the music choice is more likely to be unusual for the area. Do you play? Maybe you've encountered a few family friends or perhaps some family members.
Back to Top
js View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Site admin

Joined: 22 Dec 2010
Location: Memphis
Status: Offline
Points: 21980
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2012 at 4:40pm
I play out almost every weekend in the Memphis and North Miss area, as well as the casinos in North Miss., its just local bar band music, RnB, funk, blues or rock depending on the band.
Back to Top
Guests View Drop Down
Guest Group
Guest Group
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 1:48am
A French orchestra video in Youtube, I enjoyed it hundreds times, every time new joy,

Then started deep digging Jazz, now here, which I suppose give new dimension to my lust
Back to Top
EntertheLemming View Drop Down
JMA Collaborator
JMA Collaborator
Avatar
Jazz Reviewer

Joined: 16 Jan 2011
Location: Arkensas on Sea
Status: Offline
Points: 33
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EntertheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Apr 2013 at 8:34am
The first jazz record I ever heard that really connected with me (a hitherto inveterate Prog Rock and Post Punk fan) was a Best of Jimmy Smith compilation. It ain't that hard to unearth the attraction eg. Hammond organ being de rigueur in 70's prog, bop vocabulary assuaged by Blues inflections plus funky drums and Lalo Schifrin horn charts that require a change of clothing in the listener.  However, at many parties circa 1990 when I lived in London, the mention of Jimmy Smith was met with the rebarbative refrain that 'it's only blues' as though this invalidated the spirit of the music.

Hey ho, some things cannot be invalidated by description....
Back to Top
js View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Site admin

Joined: 22 Dec 2010
Location: Memphis
Status: Offline
Points: 21980
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Apr 2013 at 9:40am
One of my first jazz records was a Jimmy Smith best of, I have several of those now, still like them. 
Back to Top
FromArmstrongtoZappa View Drop Down
Forum Groupie
Forum Groupie
Avatar

Joined: 10 Apr 2013
Location: Northeast US
Status: Offline
Points: 61
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FromArmstrongtoZappa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2013 at 12:51pm
From what I can remember, my father played the Ramsey Lewis trio in the 60's. As a teen, I liked Earth Wind & Fire, who in the early days played improvised music. That makes sense because Maurice White was the drummer for a while in the Ramsey Lewis trio. I bought the Crusaders Street Life album and saw them at Carnagie Hall in 1980. I guess these were my early influences to jazz.


<a href="http://webstore.com/~FromArmstrongtoZappa"><img src="http://webstore.com/img/affiliate/webstore_affiliate04.gif" border="0" alt="Come See Me At Webstore" /></a>
Back to Top
ShlinkLincoln View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie


Joined: 02 May 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 9
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ShlinkLincoln Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2013 at 2:08pm
My brother gave me Chet Baker's "Chet" as a gift almost 10 years ago and I have slowly been adding to my Jazz collection since.  In that time I've discovered the classics, Miles, Monk, Montgomery, Adderly, etc.
 
But lateley I'm really wanting to get deeper into Jazz so found this site.  Any good books on best Jazz albums out there?  My search of amazon did not reveal the "must have" jazz album book.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12345>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 10.16
Copyright ©2001-2013 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.172 seconds.