I'm not sure was any thread existed on this forum about jazz, I haven't find any.
Lately, maybe because the spring is in the air, I'm turning back to the high school days when I discovered the jazz clubs, where, in the dark, sitting round the table, drinking some black wine - you're listening to the jazz...
What are your favorite tunes or jazz lyrics? Musicians or vocals?
Great thread idea.
Bascule, I love what I've heard of Dakota Staton. My other half got an old scratchy copy of her The Late Late Show
and she tears it up on the song "Broadway." People can't sing like that anymore.
Gu, it's funny you mention Mahuvishnu. I don't know them well, but the other day I was playing Wicked Witch
for a friend (the one who is a prog head), and he said my favorite track ("Vera's Back") was very Mahuvishnu. So I wanna hear them. I'm sure you'd want me to listen to anything other than Lo Borges (first album and Nuvem Cigana
), which is what I'm listening to now.
Can't help it, "A forca do vento" is gorgeous.
My guy's also listening to Miles Davis these days. He's strayed from listening to In A Silent Way
and the other great stuff to enjoying the wackness of Davis' "Human Nature" cover. I'm not sure if I can go there. Miles Davis gave the funniest interviews. In one late in life he was asked what his favorite thing to do was and his answer was along the lines of "Watch white people act stupid on TV."
Anyway, jazz. I'm on a Sun Ra kick. I love Alice Coltrane. Pharoah Sanders' Live at the East
is something else.
Sublime singing: Jimmy Scott on The Source
, Billie Holiday doing "I Cover the Waterfront" at Carnegie Hall, Esther Phillips from start to finish on Burnin'
. Here's Esther singing "Release Me" at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival
-- she kills