4
   

Jazz Blues Genre with Vocals?

 
 
Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 08:07 am
Hi everybody,

From the post http://able2know.org/topic/117362-1 , many of you being helpful by providing list of jazz/blues song to listen to (I only listened to few), and I'm searching for sample on the Internet music stores before, found that most of the blues / jazz album with vocals? Some sort like Norah Jones (if I'm not mistaken).

I love blues that giving that sad and peaceful feeling, and also jazz for the smooth feeling it gave (or whatever it called), did a wikipedia search and saw there is a sub genre of jazz -- jazz blues. Is there any recommended artist that is this particular genre?

I start to search for jazz/blues genre after watched The Simpsons season 1 episodes 6 -- Moaning Lisa, where she meet an artist playing saxophone, at the near end of the show, the guy is performing in a club, and singing, thats made me wonder if I could find any album that is something like that one, if anyone watch that episode before, or know what I'm trying to say.

Regards,
Stephen Saw
 
Gala
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 08:54 am
@stephensaw,
What about Chet Baker? I didn't look at the link you provided so someone may have mentioned him...nonetheless here are some samples....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvXywhJpOKs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0ZBaZoBCaA&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgbPHTBiAVQ
panzade
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 08:57 am
@Gala,
Chet Baker is a good choice
0 Replies
 
panzade
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 09:09 am
as is the Kind Of Blue album featuring Miles Davis and John Coltrane

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/MilesDavisKindofBlue.jpg

Quote:
Though precise figures have been disputed, Kind of Blue has been cited by many music writers not only as Davis's best-selling album, but as the best-selling jazz record of all time.

On October 7, 2008, it was certified quadruple platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz album of all time and Davis's masterpiece, and it has been ranked at or near the top of several "best album" lists in disparate genres.

The album's influence on music, including jazz, rock and classical music, has led music writers to acknowledge it as one of the most influential albums of all time.

In 2002, it was one of fifty recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. .


0 Replies
 
Robert Gentel
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 11:58 am
Billie! Billie Holiday!

There are gobs more, but that is the center of my vocal jazz world.
panzade
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 02:42 pm
@Robert Gentel,
LOL...this guy agrees with you. An interesting piece on her arguably strangest album, Lady In Satin. I just got it...and it IS different

http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/b/billie-holiday/album-lady-in-satin.jpg

Quote:
People hem and haw and beat around the bush about it, but I’ll come out and say it: Billie Holiday is the single most important female artist of the 20th century.

I would take it a step further and say she’s the most important artist of our time, period, but this is a piece about one album and I don’t have eight paragraphs to state my case.

Why was she so goddamn important? Because she did what no one else"certainly no man"could ever do: she fused the personality and emotion of the blues with the technical ecstasy of jazz.

Whether it was the heroin, her ragged home life, or her past as a prostitute and abandoned child that enabled her to defy any and every convention placed in her way is irrelevant.

When other dynamic performers of the era allowed themselves to be turned aside, Eleanora Fagan Gough simply kept on going. At the top of her game, nothing, no one could touch her for pure untrammeled emotion.


http://www.stylusmagazine.com/articles/on_second_thought/billie-holiday-lady-in-satin.htm
0 Replies
 
panzade
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 03:08 pm
Another interesting guy is T Bone Walker, one of the first cats to put out songs with lead guitar.To me he's truly a bridge from blues to jazz or vice v.

You can hear his influence on Chuck Berry



0 Replies
 
Letty
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 03:41 pm
Another goodie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_zbxnWdZL0
panzade
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 03:43 pm
@Letty,
sweet
0 Replies
 
stephensaw
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 08:41 pm
Thanks guys! I like Chet Baker's song, his voice is just great! Love Miles Davi's song as well.

Are there any with saxophone?
panzade
 
  3  
Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 09:16 pm
@stephensaw,
Johnny Hartman was a good singer...slightly overlooked...and of course Coltrane...the most lyrical of sax players.

MontereyJack
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 10:00 pm
Beaten to the punch, again. Add one more vote for Billie Holiday.
stephensaw
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 11:02 pm
@panzade,
omg~ this is great one! Always love sax... thanks panzade Very Happy

Will try to listen more Billie Holiday later on, thanks guys and girls.
panzade
 
  1  
Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 09:19 am
@MontereyJack,
what were you going to post jack?
0 Replies
 
panzade
 
  1  
Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 09:20 am
@stephensaw,
Quote:
thanks guys and girls.


we're here for you stephen
0 Replies
 
MontereyJack
 
  1  
Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 09:41 am
Panzade, I was going to suggest Billie Holiday, but you guys already had, so all I could do was add another vote for her.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

I hate Jazz. - Discussion by The Pentacle Queen
RIP, Austin Peralta - Discussion by ossobuco
Jazz legend Dave Brubeck dead at 91 - Discussion by Lustig Andrei
HUGH MASAKELA HAS DIED - Discussion by Setanta
My first iPad painting: Jazzgasm - Discussion by Robert Gentel
Etta James Dies at 73 - Discussion by Butrflynet
 
  1. Forums
  2. » Jazz Blues Genre with Vocals?
Copyright © 2019 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 01/18/2019 at 04:01:01