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Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five. This had to be there - Paul Desmond is super smooth too. Like Konitz, but geekier (Nice glasses guys!)

Funky! I love this...:)

Chico Hamilton - chamber jazz, cool. Careful, Dolphy will come back to bite us!

...and a flute!:P Can you tell me any other good jazz flautists?

They are all awesome, thanks Robin!

Gil Evans - composer whose work with Miles are amongst the best ever recordings. Sketches of Spain, Miles Ahead, and their adaptation of Porgy & Bess denote Evans as a composer with great skill for merging orchestral techniques with jazz vocabulary.

Interesting, how much of Miles' work was he involved in? Just those? I'm gonna read up about him, sounds interesting...

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Evans had a particular interest in the work of rock guitarist Jimi Hendix, and reportedly had a meeting scheduled with him to discuss building a big band around Hendrix, cut short by Hendrix's untimely death in 1970.

;) Very Interesting... I cannot even begin to imagine how that would sound!:P

Awesome!

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Can you tell me any other good jazz flautists?

Often you find saxophonists who double, but there's a few. In a modern jazz setting, dig Jamie Baum. She's fabulous, and a great writer as well! ...and of course there's Herbie Mann...if you're into cheesy junk.

Also check out some sax players who were proficient doublers:

Most of these guys we'll find when we delve into free-jazz...

[re: Evans had a particular interest in the work of rock guitarist Jimi Hendix, and reportedly had a meeting scheduled with him to discuss building a big band around Hendrix, cut short by Hendrix's untimely death in 1970.] Very Interesting... I cannot even begin to imagine how that would sound!:P

Gil Evans actually brought this project to fruition, sans Hendrix - Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix, and it's quite good. Evans also underwent many stylistic changes and evolutions over his career, his later stuff bearing little/no resemblance to his early work with Miles - the Hendrix record is a wild jazz/rock romp - fun!

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Gil Evans actually brought this project to fruition, sans Hendrix - Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix, and it's quite good. Evans also underwent many stylistic changes and evolutions over his career, his later stuff bearing little/no resemblance to his early work with Miles - the Hendrix record is a wild jazz/rock romp - fun!

Oh yes!:toothygrin: I am getting this!:P The samples sound awesome, although there are some things I'd disagree with, and what the hell is that in "Voodoo Child"?! Crosstown Traffic sounds great, I always thought that it would sound good in a jazz band.:laugh:

And yeah, I'll have a look at those flute players.:)

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...what the hell is that in "Voodoo Child"?!

I seem to recall from the liner notes that it's tubist Howard Johnson buzzing his mouthpiece into the bell of his tuba...

Yeah...it's odd. Gil Evans in the 70s was a strange scene... more on that later!

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Just wanted to add to the "thank you"s. This is very informative, and I can't wait to listen to the samples. I've been trying to get into jazz for a while now, but I didn't have a clue which styles I like, which musicians to explore, ect.

So, like I said, thanks!

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Just wanted to add to the "thank you"s. This is very informative, and I can't wait to listen to the samples. I've been trying to get into jazz for a while now, but I didn't have a clue which styles I like, which musicians to explore, ect.

So, like I said, thanks!

You're very welcome...Some samples may have disappeared, feel free to PM if you want suggestions and such.

Coming soon: Hard bop.

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I'm enjoying reading these.

I have a silly, but serious question... Did the last movement (the rhythmic variation 4) of Beethoven's last sonata impact jazz in any way? :w00t:

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I have a silly, but serious question... Did the last movement (the rhythmic variation 4) of Beethoven's last sonata impact jazz in any way? :w00t:

Wow. I'd never heard that before.

It likely did affect early jazz - early writers like Scott Joplin or Jelly Roll Morton were quite schooled in the European classical traditions, and merged this with the rhythmic aspect of African origins.

Rhythmically and harmonically, very hip writing for Beethoven, I must say!

Cool! Thanks for mentioning this.

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I'm enjoying reading these.

I have a silly, but serious question... Did the last movement (the rhythmic variation 4) of Beethoven's last sonata impact jazz in any way? :)

(here)

This is awesome! My love for Beety's music grows every time I hear something new. His ability to surprise hasn't diminished whatsoever :laugh:

Thanks for posting this :D

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Indeed Sonata No. 32 is awesmoe on that part!

On the point of my post:

Once more Robin, my hat's off to you! Kudos for doing this. I'm also lurking in this thread, silently (until now) :)

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