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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cannonball With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Feb 2012 at 4:36am
I also feel inclinded to say something by Dave Brubeck. Time Out is the obvious choice. Though I must admit, I enjoy other Brubeck albums more...like Time Further Out and the carneige hall concert.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darkprinceofjazz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2012 at 8:25pm
At the risk of too many cliched choices, I think very highly of Don Ellis, and this may be his masterpiece album, It really sound good on vinyl.
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This is a masterpiece, the album is breathtaking.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dreadpirateroberts Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Aug 2012 at 7:16am
Thought I'd bump this

Another contender for me and another obvious choice


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This is great. I have finally put together a stereo system the sounds rather good, and i find myself listening to a lot more jazz. These are great suggestions. it looks like I am off to the used record store with a long album list in my hand.

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^ One of the greatest Jazz masterpieces? I don't think so.

One of the greatest prog rock albums? Yes.
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Masterpieces of Jazz?


Whats the best Mingus album as most are leaning towards that?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 2012 at 7:10pm
I don't know if there is a "best" Mingus album as music tastes tend to be subjective, but if you check the previous posts, many have listed their favorite.
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I heard Black saint and Sinnner Lady and would agree that has to be a masterpiece - amazing atmospheres and jazz explorations on a concept theme - very NOIR JAZZ - is that a genre??
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 2012 at 3:39am
I like noir jazz too, I'd call that a description, not a genre.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dreadpirateroberts Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 2012 at 5:10am
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

I heard Black saint and Sinnner Lady and would agree that has to be a masterpiece - amazing atmospheres and jazz explorations on a concept theme - very NOIR JAZZ - is that a genre??


Yes, amazing atmosphere - perfect word for it.

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I like noir jazz too, I'd call that a description, not a genre.


I like that word choice 'description' rather than 'genre' - although, it might be fun to compile a bit of a list of artists who do use the noir feel. One day I will investigate
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 2012 at 5:19am
My list of favorite noir jazz artists would be:

Duke Ellington
Charles Mingus
Henry Mancini
Quincey Jones


I know there are more, probably even forgotten in my own record collection, so I will try to add more later. I also have a couple of CDs that are labeled "Crime Jazz", these tend to feature soundtrack composers who use noir jazz in their soundtracks.
For the rock fans out there, Robert Fripp's early version of King Crimson was laden with noir jazz, or what I like to call "crime jazz".
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Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

Name your number one JAZZ masterpiece - hopefully that may inspire others, myself included, to get hold of worthy jazz masterpieces. (if you have to resort to 3 then do so - it cant hurt). 

 
Mine is easy:

 

 
A landmark album from the revolutionaries of jazz fusion.
Is it me or is the image actually blank? I checked the file name through "Save Image As", but it does not display the name of the album. I bet it's ThirdSmile



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Originally posted by js js wrote:

My list of favorite noir jazz artists would be:

Duke Ellington
Charles Mingus
Henry Mancini
Quincey Jones


I know there are more, probably even forgotten in my own record collection, so I will try to add more later. I also have a couple of CDs that are labeled "Crime Jazz", these tend to feature soundtrack composers who use noir jazz in their soundtracks.
For the rock fans out there, Robert Fripp's early version of King Crimson was laden with noir jazz, or what I like to call "crime jazz".


For example, what composition do you mean?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 2012 at 3:58pm
If your talking about "noir jazz", for Ellington and Mingus, pretty much anything, it runs through their music. For Mancicni or Jones, check their crime soundtracks, such as the well known "Pink Panther" for Mancini.
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Here's a good one, Mingus' "Haitian Fight Song"



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Thank you.
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Also the entire 'Black Saint...' album (one I never seem to get tired of mentioning) is very noir indeed
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