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Discovery: Cool Jazz

 
 
Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 12:38 am
Ok, I need to stock up on some cool jazz tracks. I need Artist - track recommendations to sample.

I'm especially interested in recommendations for Miles Davis jams.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 12:42 am
Spanish Key - Miles Davis

Just heard it on the Collateral soundtrack.
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satt fs
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 12:47 am
The Birth of Cool -- Miles Davis
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satt fs
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 12:49 am
Stan Getz (track will follow)
Zoot Sims (..)
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 12:56 am
Ticomaya wrote:
Spanish Key - Miles Davis

Just heard it on the Collateral soundtrack.


I'm listening to a sample of it now, hasn't caught me yet but I'll try listening to the whole thing.

Quote:
The Birth of Cool -- Miles Davis


This thread was inspired by the "The Complete Birth of the Cool" album but is there a specific track named "The Birth of cool"?
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 12:58 am
Can't go wrong with John Coltrane.

Try "A Love Supreme"
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satt fs
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 01:00 am
Craven de Kere wrote:

This thread was inspired by the "The Complete Birth of the Cool" album but is there a specific track named "The Birth of cool"?

I misplaced the article "the" in the previous post: "Birth of the Cool" was correct.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005614M/103-9960300-5103067?v=glance

And this is cool..

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000047CX/103-9960300-5103067?v=glance

The following among many Stan Getz's recordings will be recommended..

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000046NN/103-9960300-5103067?v=glance
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 01:08 am
satt_fs wrote:

I misplaced the article "the" in the previous post: "Birth of the Cool" was correct.


Any tracks in particular from that album to recommend? I've got a lot of tracks to sample and knowing some highlights speeds up my discovery.



I have a window open sampling that album!

It led me to the Samba Jazz album that I am looking at now.
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satt fs
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 01:16 am
Craven de Kere wrote:

Any tracks in particular from that album to recommend? I've got a lot of tracks to sample and knowing some highlights speeds up my discovery.


Even though the album "Birth of the Cool" is famed as classical in Jazz history, the recorded sound quality is not very good.
And if I am forced to choose one from that album, "Boplicity" may be the first choice for now.

Miles Davis recorded many good music tracks after that album. Try his Prestige recordings in the 1950's.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000000ZC0/qid=1104736685/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/103-9960300-5103067?v=glance&s=music
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 01:24 am
I dunno what musicians think of this, but I liked it -
Miles and the MJQ in Collaboration -
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005K9SO/104-7225063-4699127?v=glance
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husker
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 01:26 am
need to bookmark here - cool stuff
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 01:38 am
Prolly one of the best Miles Davis albums is his 1959 masterpiece Kind of Blue; its just about the birthpiece of full-blown "Cool Jazz", and lotsa folks consider it not only among Miles' finest, but rank the album as one of, if not THE best jazz albums ever.
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 10:07 am
Amen Timber..

Look for Stan Getz and Bob Brookmeyer(underappreciated trombonist) in "Better Together"

"Back then they called it "cool", but this is real jazz played smoothly. Mellow mood music with sensitive interplay between the two principal performers, backed by a fine rhythm section (pianist Steve Kuhn, bassist John Neves and drummer Roy Haynes)."

Getz/Gilberto ...of course(1 and 2)

Any early Bill Evans albums(With Scotty La Faro on bass)" Live at the Village Vanguard" - one of the greatest live jazz albums.

Now that you're into piano...check out Monk. Thelonious wrote melodies that endure...he just wasn't as swift on the piano as say...McCoy Tyner.

On trumpet...no one cooler than Chet Baker...He sang cool and played cool trumpet(But Not For Me).
He even died cool...overdose of smack.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 10:58 am
timberlandko wrote:
Prolly one of the best Miles Davis albums is his 1959 masterpiece Kind of Blue; its just about the birthpiece of full-blown "Cool Jazz", and lotsa folks consider it not only among Miles' finest, but rank the album as one of, if not THE best jazz albums ever.


I agree. Here, I think you'll need to suck it up and download the entire ambum. I believe there are only 5 tracks on the orignal anyway: So What, Freddie Freeloader, Blue in Green, All Blues and Flamenco Sketches. This is one album you cannot live without. I feel the same way about Coltrane's A Love Supreme. Coltrane also did a very interesting cover of My Favourite Things that you may want to check out.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 11:09 am
You might get some additional help, Craven, listening HERE ... and reading some of the stuff there, too :wink:
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 11:16 am
cavfancier wrote:
Coltrane also did a very interesting cover of My Favourite Things that you may want to check out.


It's the tune that got me into Coltrane...much shorter than his free form work and McCoy Tyner! Well...i started really working on my piano when I heard that.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 11:20 am
I think the first Coltrane album I heard was A Love Supreme, which blew me away. I bought the My Favourite Things album on instinct, and even though I hated the musical, I loved his rendition of the track. I was also thinking, for Craven, Coleman Hawkins, Body and Soul. I don't think he's quite ready for moving on to say, Cecil Taylor, or Ornette Coleman. Maybe Roland Kirk....I loved that guy, playing 3 saxaphones at a time. Very cool.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 11:21 am
McCoy Tyner is among my fave pianists. Lennie Tristano anyone?
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 11:26 am
Yeah Cav...I'm trying to keep it in the "cool" boundaries...so Tristano is right in there.

"Take Five" is commercial and cool...Paul Desmond played a "cool" sax.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jan, 2005 11:33 am
It's been a while since I've listened to my Tristano albums, as the turntable broke down. Brubeck's Take Five is a classic, and such a cool time signature. I would also add, of the top of my head, Gerry Mulligan.
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