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    Jazz

    I looked through the past 7 pages, and I didn't see any topics on this made recently, so I figured I'd get some opinions :P

    I'm a huge fan personally. I think it's one of the most difficult styles of music to play, and most of it just sounds incredible to me.

    Here are some of my favorites:

    The chicken:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJfiYdQcQtc

    Birdland: (synthesizer is annoying, but still a good song)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqashW66D7o

    Take Five: (song is written in 5/4, which is extremely rare)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgZdiRNW2ts

    Plenty more, but youtube kind of sucks for this type of music. If you have any favorites, please post
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    Re: Jazz

    I think it's really boring, and anyone who claims to like it is full of it. Every jazz enthusiast I know is a talentless elitist, trying to appear musically permissive, all-embracing, whatever. Go snap your fingers off a cliff. But that's just my experience.

    BB King is the closest I've ever come to liking jazz. I can appreciate the musicianship. Jazz drummers invented the blast beat. Proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBWcSc3nPow

    And fyi, 5/4 timing is not "rare".
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    Re: Jazz

    I really like Jazz Fusion, I seem to like it a lot more than just regular Jazz. But old musicians like Coltrane, BB King and Blood Sweat & Tears came out with excellent songs too.

    I suggest Pat Metheny, Coltrane, and Blood Sweat & Tears. The Way Up is my favorite Jazz (fusion) Album of all time.
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    Re: Jazz

    Quote Originally Posted by Darren
    I think it's really boring, and anyone who claims to like it is full of it. Every jazz enthusiast I know is a talentless elitist, trying to appear musically permissive, all-embracing, whatever. Go snap your fingers off a cliff. But that's just my experience.

    BB King is the closest I've ever come to liking jazz. I can appreciate the musicianship. Jazz drummers invented the blast beat. Proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBWcSc3nPow

    And fyi, 5/4 timing is not "rare".
    Lol, it's not like I think my musical taste is superior to everyone else's just because I enjoy jazz :P

    I think a lot of the songs are catchy, and considering I'm a saxophone player I can sort of.... relate to it; for lack of a better term.

    And about the 5/4, take 5 is really the only song that comes to mind when I think about a song written in that time, idk. I'll just take your word for it though, as you seem to be a lot more musically experienced.
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    Re: Jazz

    Quote Originally Posted by Darren
    I think it's really boring, and anyone who claims to like it is full of it. Every jazz enthusiast I know is a talentless elitist, trying to appear musically permissive, all-embracing, whatever. Go snap your fingers off a cliff. But that's just my experience.
    I hate that as well. I remember talking to someone and I mentioned that I had Kind of Blue by Miles Davis in my car, and he responded by saying "Yeah, that's entry level jazz." I raged so fucking hard. Oh, sorry buddy, it's obvious that the greatest jazz music ever created is only entry level stuff so I can listen to your "advanced" jazz which is sooooo much better.

    Anyways, the only real jazz I like is Miles Davis and on occasion Thelonious Monk.
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    Re: Jazz

    Ive heard that BirdLand song ALOT, its probably the kewlest one Ive heard..
    Otherwise, Jazz takes a really long time to develope, and can get rather boring at times.. I havnt heard any really good jazz so I wouldnt know..
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    Re: Jazz

    Quote Originally Posted by Darren
    I think it's really boring, and anyone who claims to like it is full of it. Every jazz enthusiast I know is a talentless elitist, trying to appear musically permissive, all-embracing, whatever. Go snap your fingers off a cliff. But that's just my experience.

    BB King is the closest I've ever come to liking jazz. I can appreciate the musicianship. Jazz drummers invented the blast beat. Proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBWcSc3nPow

    And fyi, 5/4 timing is not "rare".
    Completely fucking wrong. That was rather pretentious of you. Check these guys out http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu ... id=5891608

    and this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL-pdAj7 ... re=related

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    Re: Jazz

    If you're telling me my opinion about jazz is wrong, then fuck you. I'm entitled to my opinion, and my opinion is that the jazz enthusiasts I know can eat shit. The alex skolnick trio are alright because they have that edge to their music that draws me to metal. "Gonky business" are as shit as their name. It's not my intention to contest your opinion, but if you're throwing music at me and telling me I'm "pretentious" for not liking it, I'm perfectly entitled to. The only thing I could have been wrong about was who invented the blast beat, and I'm pretty sure I'm right. You should learn to differentiate between a fact and an opinion before you go shooting your mouth off.
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    Re: Jazz

    I like some jazz, but it has to be relatively fast and not to repetitive. I'm in jazz band and I still think most jazz is boring. lol
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    Re: Jazz

    I enjoy a bit of jazz, mostly fusion stuff though. Most Jazz I come across is boring and uneventful, ambiance music, not listening music.
    And I completely understand what Darren is saying, I know people who are Jazz elitists and they're quite obnoxious, though most every genre has their elitists any they are ALL obnoxious.

    I like Johnny A very much, not sure if you can qualify him as full blown Jazz but there are significant Jazz influences. If you're into the Jazzy-Bluesy guitar thing hes got some killer songs and covers.

    I don't enjoy much piano based Jazz, I find it to be too similar to poor muzak. Brass and Sax is where its at with Jazz.


 
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