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Bespin

The Official Jazz Music thread

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I just made this little new playlist for my next saturday supper with friends. Of course, it got that lizzle french touch!
 

 

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Coltrane and Duke Ellington playing one of Coltrane's best originals. Coltrane on soprano sax, Duke on piano.  A personal favorite.

 

 

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Listening to Dizzy Gillespie At Newport this morning, one of my favorite jazz albums of all time.

 

 

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On 2017-01-25 at 10:01 AM, Disco Stu said:

Listening to Dizzy Gillespie At Newport this morning, one of my favorite jazz albums of all time.

 

 

 

I listened to it this week.... Great discovery, but I need to make my ear on these. I'm a fan of vocal jazz and cool jazz, bossa nova at first. When it goes too intense, it annoys me a little bit!

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3 hours ago, Bespin said:

 

I listened to it this week.... Great discovery, but I need to make my ear on these. I'm a fan of vocal jazz and cool jazz, bossa nova at first. When it goes too intense, it annoys me a little bit!

 

Dizzy actually did experiment with bossa nova in the 60s. I love the song "One Note Samba" especially.  Cool as an ice cold rum punch ;) 

 

 

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I'm currently discovering Johnny Mercer as a singer (well of his own songs!) and I love it.

 

That man's got swing! And I love his deep voice!

 

A true revelation for me.

 

 

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Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

Miles Davis - Miles Ahead

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On 19/02/2017 at 10:11 PM, Bespin said:

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

Miles Davis - Miles Ahead

 

 

Great.

Now try BITCHES BREW, ON THE CORNER, TUTU, and AURA, then go back and listen to KIND OF BLUE; the cymbal crash at about 1:30, on SO WHAT?...oh, yeah!

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Oh, I even don't like Miles Davis. That day, someone surely hacked my account.

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Great album!

Tracks 1-3-4-7 arranged and conducted by our "Johnny".

 

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I just discovered this startling album.

 

For the amateurs of Jazz and Aznavour... in Dutch!

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The best renditions of those songs!

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27 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

The best renditions of those songs!

 

I have to take your word, I understand nothing!!!

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I don't understand a single word that Jacques Brel sings, but I enjoy listening to it.

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3 minutes ago, Richard said:

I don't understand a single word that Jacques Brel sings, but I enjoy listening to it.

 

Ne me quitte pas!!!

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22 minutes ago, Richard said:

Something about "not stopping", n'est pas?

 

It means "Don't leave me".

 

You know this song of Jacques Brel?

 

Don't leave me

One has to forget

All can be forgotton

which already flees

Forget the time

Of misunderstandings

And the lost times

To know how

To forget those hours

Which would occasionally kill

By blows of why

The heart full of joy

Don't leave me

Don't leave me

Don't leave me

Don't leave me...

 

Returning back to Aznavour... check this one @Richard

 

 

And a last one that I discovered today, another great Aznavour song (Me voilà seul --> Here I am, alone).

 

 

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Maybe 3/4 of the material of this playlist is not available outsite Canada (please tell me)... but here's a good selection of Jukebox's hits from the 50s in Québec.

 

French and Québec crooners.

 

I really love this « 50's » sound... seems to relate to a more civilized time.... a slower time, when people took the time to live... and wrote beautiful songs.

 

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When white heterosexuals still ruled the world! Good times.

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Jazz is back.

 

L’image contient peut-être : 2 personnes, texte

 

 

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Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me (2009, TCM)

Featuring John Williams (p): I Had Myself A True Love (performed by Audra McDonald)

 

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That was our National holiday in Québec yesterday.

 

This year we celebrate the 375th anniversary of the foundation of Montréal by Sieur Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance.

 

Here is is perhaps, the most beautiful québécois song.

 

 

 

When men Will Live for Love

When men will live for love
There will be no more misery
And the beautiful days will start
But we, we will be dead my brother
 
When men will live for love
This will bring peace to the world
The soldiers will be troubadours
But we, we will be dead my brother
 
In the great chain of life
Where we had to go
Where we had to be
We got the worst part
 
When men will live for love
There will be no more misery
And the beautiful days will start
But we, we will be dead my brother
 
But when men will live for love
Then there will be no more misery
Maybe they will think one day
Of we who will be dead, my brother
 
We who will have bad days
In hatred and in war
To search for the peace, to search for the love,
That they will know my brother
 
In the great chain of life
So that there can be better times
Some losses are necessary
The wisdom here that's the price
 
When men will live for love
There will be no more misery
And the beautiful days will start
But we, we will be dead my brother

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And Elizabeth is your sovereign!

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