PLEASE POST YOUR TASTE IN MUSIC JAZZ OR OTHERWISE.
WHAT YOU MAY NOT THINK IS NOT JAZZ COULD WELL HAVE INFLUENCED SOME OF THE GREATS..
FOR INSTANCE JIMI HENDRICKS INFLUENCED MANY JAZZ GUITARISTS... ARETHA FRANKLIN HAS BEEN A HUGE INSPIRATION TO MANY ASPIRING AND SUCCESSFUL JAZZ SINGERS.... BRITISH ROCK GROUP THE WHOS' DRUMMER KEITH MOON INSPIRED SO MANY JAZZ DRUMMERS I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START....and so forth...
Well some only British folks may know and others only American and some only hard rocker and hippies –LOL
I do not know if taste is the right word for all this but many of my favorite and some least known bands.
As for Taste ----- yes Taste was one of the bands that blew all away for the time due to bad management and getting ripped of they disbanded shortly after Isle of Wight festival (were the appeared with Hendrix and the rest)
Taste got ripped of for all the money by their Management and the 18 year old (now recently deceased) Rory Gallagher started managing his self and his self titled band with some former Taste members
Rory Gallagher has always been one of my favorite blues players (skiffle player when he was a kid in Ireland and England streets) Rory and his guitar will always sing in my heart.
The first hard case, acid tripping, stoned freak, heavy metal band the one the only --- Hawkwind------ woooooooooo hooooooooooo roll a big fat one and get your rocking space boots on.
Of course one cannot mention Hawkwind without talking about MOTORHEAD---- hahahahahahahahahaha
Budgie,the classic Shelly Burke, Tony Burge, line up ------ England’s premier unknown early late 60s early 70s heavy metal band- three decades later; Metallica would do Budgie covers a testament to just how ground breaking they really were ------ actually Burke is one hell of a picker in many styles.
Richie havens >>>> just the name words are lacking. I met him twice – one or the most caring people I have ever met.
My guitar is signed – to Eric a friend forever Richie Havens.
Cannot mention Richie with out staling about Neil Young, and cant say that without Crosby Stills and Nash. I must say that Graham Nash was wonderful to meet realy Nice and friendly man.
All the old jams for 60 to 75 were just all in there for me.
Naturally all the bands that are always talked about from Areosmith to Zappa.
Too many to mention all.
Carlos Montoya and several other Flamenco Players really woke me up to another world of when I was a kid.
Like I have said before Mahavishnu orchestra, Romantic Warrior ------- Friday night in San Francisco all these players
Oh cannot forget the greatest rock and rol star ever Johnny Cash –
My grandfather ------- when I was a little boy he would get out his guitar and play old bluegrass standards and Johnny Cash
but there is so much not said and so many bands artists and songs and styles - anything that had heart and or was braking new teritoryand all the motown stuff ----- ahhh shut up Eric you will go on about it forever
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I love music April 01, 2006 1:08 PM
most all of it....I can get very into a CD and listen to it again and again untill I have my fill...some music is like family to me...I have to visit once in a while... I adore music from different countries.. I love Indian Music...traditional...where the voice of a male and female singer mix and mingle like two birds in the sky...it is amazing and so sweet...french music is fun too..I can get very romantic when I listen to old Charles Aznavour songs...once in a while I turn on the Lation stations and get absorbed ..and Brasilian is one of my favorite..Stan Goetz wow...there is so much more.. I like New Age too...and Jazz ...Jazz and Blues I adore Sarah, I love Hawkins and Miles and so much more...music can change my mood in a second..bring me back to a certain situtaion and transport me to another place and time..music is a huge part of my life...it get's under my skin and into my step..it is part of me...thanks Estelle for letting me share my love for Music...
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One of the benefits of working in community radio was the chance to discover and promote otherwise unknown talent. If I can get my rear in gear, I should put together a little music package for ya, Esti ... some Kym Bettenay (esp. "Watchin You" and "The Sock on her Front Door") ... Frencham Smith (esp. "Into My Room", "Sexy Body" and "Four Strong Hands") ... but mostly the jazzy sounds of two Adelaide-based groups: The Standard Deviations (all female as far as I can tell) ... and The Sympathy Orchestra (Ray Smith and friends) ... "music to get ripped by" ...
Then, in my own circle of friends, some inspired stuff from Kate Battersby, Michael Coghlan, and Rob Childs ... too many titles to choose from there ...
As far as my taste in music goes, I love a wide spectrum of music, really. Classical, jazz, rock... I am classically trained myself, but I really loved playing in a jazz ensemble (trombone and bass trombone). As far as jazz goes, I dig it all, from the old school Ragtime, hot jazz, New Orleans and Chicago styles, to what emerged in later years: R&B, big band/swing, bebop, hard bop, modal jazz, free jazz, soul, groove, funk, fusion jazz, Afro-Cuban, post bop, acid jazz. Basically, almost any kind of jazz I can dig, as long as it's not smooth jazz.
HELLO CHERYL!! INTERESTING CRAN!!! April 06, 2006 1:44 PM
HI CHERYL AND GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE WITH US... WELCOME AND FEEL FREE TO POST AND COMMENT AND DEBATE WHEREVER YOU LIKE.. WE WELCOME ALL VIEWS AND OPINIONS AND GENRES IN THE JAZZ IDIOM AND ITS GREAT TO HAVE SOME MUSICIANS ON BAORD TOO! WE HAVE A FEW!
CRAN!!! I REALLY SMILED AT YOUR CHOICES HERE AND SORT OF WONDER IF THE FIRST TWO GROUPS YOU MENTIONED WERE NOT PERHAPS POSTED HERE TONGUE IN CHEEK!! GLAD U ARE HERE FOR A BIT AND KEEP EM ROLLING!!
Ok, let me think on this one... Great question by the way...
Most of my influences has been from blues-men from the Delta, so in that list there is Blind Lemon Jefferson... Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Robert Johnson of course... Ummm... A lot of the New Orleans boys and girls. Jeon Redbone, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday *melts* and those that dragged it up into Chicago and Detroit.
Modern Jazz I would have to say... Bela Fleck, Animal Logic, Red's Brother (Again more a blues, slide guitar than jazz but definitely cousins)
Dragging myself away from the purist in me... the staples, Led Zep, Moody Blues, Beatles... Modern thrills... Tegan and Sara, Feeder, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Bob Mould, Imperative Reaction, another Delta boy Marc Broussard, Ottmar Liebert, Richard Souther... Whatever moves beneath the skin, if that makes any sense.
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I was in a taxicab the other day and this wonderful jazz music was playing. I mentioned to the cab driver that I liked his taste in jazz and ended with a serenade......quite a lovely experience.
I like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Gene Krupa, Lester Young, Ella Fitzgerald....... I really like ragtime music. There is such an upbeat to the music. Then the Blues can really touch the soul. Then Bossa Nova touches my latin roots.
I'm delighted to have found and be a part of the online jazzerati! I'm ground in old ascoustic blues, following through R&B and Motown. A day without Aretha is a day without soul.
Came of age in SF in the summer of love, so old 60's rock and roll is a significant part of me.
Meanwhile, the parents kept season tickets to the SF Symphony during the heydays of Andre Previn. Studied classical piano, developed a passion for but not much knowledge of opera.
And then there's jazz. There has always been jazz for me. There always will be because jazz is my raison d'etre. Early stride, ragtime, Django and Grapelli, thirties big bands, thanks to the muses for be-bop, Miles through each incarnation, Ornette, Monk, Mingus, the Headhunters, special interest in the vocalists (Andy Bey, I still love you), getting hipper to the marriage of rap and jazz. Whetheror not it's true, it IS true that McCoy Tyner once told me that Miles Davis said about Kenny g "Man, you could hang that guy from a rope and he still wouldn't swing." Amen.
"Without music, life would be a mistake."--Friedrich Nietzsche
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hi there mym January 15, 2007 7:17 AM
and welcome to the jazz club.. i love that quote of mccoys to miles.. whether it is true or not ;-)
andy bey.. his subtlety and depth... beautiful. shirley horn gets my vote too...
Hey, i see some friends here from another group...
I've had a lifelong love affair with jazz, starting when i was about 10 years old in England. I was an avid listener to the BBC and Radio Luxembourg. Around that time i started making a little money doing odd jobs and started buying records. Most of the vinyl at that time was of the Shadows, then Cliff Richard's backing group led by the phenomenal guitarist Hank B. Marvin. But i started getting really weird jazz records like Monty Sunshine, John Dankworth, Humphrey Littleton and so on. Great stuff. We had a piano at home which i spent many hours tinkering on but dad wouldn't spring for lessons.
Years later i discovered Blue Note Records, and my interests in music branched out far and wide for quite a few years. But well into my 30's i settled down to the hard bop styles of the 50's, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderly, Bill Evans.. etc etc. By 1990 i had an impressive collection of Blue Note vinyl and many other musical gems, which i sold/gave away in a fit of spiritual prostration, along with my Thorens turntable and other gear which i can't even talk about to this day. However, time heals all wounds and i have replaced much of my most important/memorable albums with cd's. The Blue Note remastered works are absolutely magnificent! Last week i picked up Miles Davis "Miles Ahead" which was a tremendous orchestral work. The original recording was second to none in terms of quality, and the digital remaster is even better. So now my 20 year old Pioneer cd player and 40 year old Quad amplifier are happy once again! Another of my great favourites musically has to be Joni Mitchell. She has written and performed some of the most original interesting music i have ever heard. I never tire of listening to the 70's album "The Hissing of Summer Lawns". And i must mention a few of my all time faves. Keith Jarrett. Chick Corea. John McLaughlin. Katia Labeque. Frank Zappa. Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt (The Quintet of the Hot Club of France, ah, oui oui!).
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October 02, 2007 3:52 PM
hello all, thought I'd but a message in after joining! Well I have grown up with Jazz around me and played the cornet from a young age and gave it up (what was I thinking?) recently gone back to my roots after a short romance with the guitar and taken up trumpet...well thats me nutshell!
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October 02, 2007 3:55 PM
oh and *lol* I'm a HUGE Who fan, don't get me started on Moon *wink* I'll never shut up