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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

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      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
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Buy this one at the time it went out, never listen to it twice...  :)

Beautiful and rare interpretation of "Make Me Rainbows" by Nancy Wilson.  Restored from the original LP.

 

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I've been trying to break into jazz for awhile. Been doing it slowly but surely. I'm sort of in the same boat that I am with classical music in that I have no knowledge about any of it and am very picky with what I like.

Whatever you do, don't start with "Bitch's Brew"; it's the "Tales From Topographic Oceans" of Miles Davis!

"The Birth Of The CooL", "In A Silent Way", and "Kind Of Blue" are all good places to start.

If you prefer piano, then some early 70s Herbie Hancock, is good.

If you like vocal, then you can do no better than the great Sarah Vaughan.

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I've been trying to break into jazz for awhile. Been doing it slowly but surely. I'm sort of in the same boat that I am with classical music in that I have no knowledge about any of it and am very picky with what I like.

Whatever you do, don't start with "Bitch's Brew"; it's the "Tales From Topographic Oceans" of Miles Davis!

:lol:

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I've been trying to break into jazz for awhile. Been doing it slowly but surely. I'm sort of in the same boat that I am with classical music in that I have no knowledge about any of it and am very picky with what I like.

Whatever you do, don't start with "Bitch's Brew"; it's the "Tales From Topographic Oceans" of Miles Davis!

:lol:

I have and like Kind Of Blue. I have a couple Coltrane albums and one by Hancock. There are the usual suspects of jazz that I really dig, stuff from Ellington and the likes. Music featured in Woody Allen's film I really like.

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Woody's stuff is more what you'd call swing or big band, I guess. Try Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller for that. And Thad Jones/Mel Lewis are great fun. And obviously Gershwin. How about Thelonious Monk? And Bill Evans' solo/trio stuff if you liked Kind of Blue. What Herbie album do you have? Graduate to Head Hunters as soon as you can.

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Woody's stuff is more what you'd call swing or big band, I guess. Try Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller for that. And Thad Jones/Mel Lewis are great fun. And obviously Gershwin. How about Thelonious Monk? And Bill Evans' solo/trio stuff if you liked Kind of Blue. What Herbie album do you have? Graduate to Head Hunters as soon as you can.

Oooh! "Head Hunters".Well said.

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Woody's stuff is more what you'd call swing or big band, I guess. Try Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller for that. And Thad Jones/Mel Lewis are great fun. And obviously Gershwin. How about Thelonious Monk? And Bill Evans' solo/trio stuff if you liked Kind of Blue. What Herbie album do you have? Graduate to Head Hunters as soon as you can.

Oooh! "Head Hunters".Well said.

Yeah that's the album I have. I listened to it once, it's alright.

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And all I said was that it isn't what I look for in jazz, and fits into a different category in my mind.

Why get so pissy about it?

If you'd like to hear the three vocal jazz tunes I've written, I'll talk to the vocalist and clear distributing the recordings with her.

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Alex, no one who posts here can really be a serious composer! I'm sure he just doodles around on a MIDI keyboard.

In these cases you're actually somewhat right. Most of the jazz writing I've done has involved capturing improvisations in MIDI form and then refining them into more fully formed, composed pieces.

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