What are you listening to today?

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  1. Ed

    Ed Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm lucky enough to live rather close to the local jazz station. www.wdcb.org

    They stream from the college of du page. Chicago doesn't have another true jazz station anymore.
     
  2. Gandalfe

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    I use Pandora.com which is free and tailored by the user to serve up whatever jazz genre I'm hungry for. You can base a station on an artist or a band and have many stations that you've defined. For example I have to name a few the following stations:
    • Stan Getz
    • Paul Desmond
    • Joshua Redmond
    • Four Play
    • The Seatbelts
    Well you get the idea. As you use the station you have a limited number of no votes (or I don't like this votes) but unlimited thumbs up votes to further define your stations.
     
  3. Gandalfe

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    Adolfe Sax Revisited with Arno Bornkamp. Specifically 'Fantaisie sur un Theme original'. I rarely play classical sax but really enjoy listening to it. On a rare occasion I'll play some especially if there are multiple parts. It is a nice change of pace.
     
  4. Ed

    Ed Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    On my car ride from central Illinois back to northern Illinois I listed mostly to Jackson Browne and Gerry Mulligan. On the way down I was listening to all the Serge Challoff stuff.
     
  5. saxmanglen

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    I hate to say, at this instant, I'm listening to a Sponge Bob episode. :emoji_rolling_eyes: But what else are going to do with a 6 year old to keep her busy. :emoji_relaxed:
     
  6. Gandalfe

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    Been there, done that more times than I care to admit. :cool:
     
  7. Dave Dolson

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    Today, our tune-caller sent out an e-mail about a tune he wants us to play. I have it on my iPod and it is also on www.redhotjazz.com . . . I CAN'T SAY, recorded by Johnny Dodds and the New Orleans Bootblacks.

    You KNOW I love those obscure old-tyme jazz tunes. DAVE
     
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    "Ask DNA" by Yoko Kanno. Dunno who sings it. (English.)

    "Pearls" by Yoko Kanno. Sung by Ilaria Graziano. (Italian.)

    Both of the above are from Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Knocking on Heaven's Door) and both have a bit of sax work in 'em.

    YouTube is also one of the kewlest websites EVAR. If you didn't know :).
     
  9. Ed

    Ed Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Today I'm listening to some Jim Croce.
     
  10. rleitch

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    Bill Doggett on ACE--with the incomparable Clifford Scott. Awesome!
     
  11. WoodwindDoubler

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    I played a duo gig from 10am-noon and then I played a mini big band gig 1pm-2pm ---

    then I listened to The Cafe Ole - with Mike Murley 3pm-4pm

    and then I listened to Alex Dean talk about the history of the saxophone from 4pm-5pm - Murley showed up about 20 after and hilarity ensued!!!!!!!!!!!

    5pm-7pm --- I listed to a bunch of blues bands on the main stage ... the last guy was INSANEEEEEEE on guitar but I forget his name ...

    7pm-8pm - I listed to "the Homeless" ... an R&B type band that a couple people I know from Humber are in

    Now I'm at home relaxing --- though I may go out and see a trio with special guest mike murley ...

    otherwise ... I'm going to relax and prepared for another full day of live music!!!!!!

    Including ... Richard Underhill, Emilie Claire Barlow, Ryan Grist (with Lorne Lofsky, Pat Collins and Barry Elms), and FREE Pancakes!
     
  12. Ed

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    Today I'm playing a Chicago album called "Stone of Sisyphus" that was recorded in the early 1990's but just officially released this month. I've had the bootleg version for years. It's easily the best stuff they recorded in the 90's.
     
  13. rleitch

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    Sonny Rollins _Ballads_ and Teddy Edwards/Howard McGhee _Wise in Time_.

    I'm trying to learn the Monk ballad "Reflections."

    Rory
     
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    I'm really starting to like Ilaria Graziano. Flying on You was this afternoon's listening enjoyment.

    I'm also fond of Adieu. Needs a sax part, tho :).
     
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    I unwrapped my turntable yesterday. I listened to Astrud Gilberto ,
    and Gilberto and Getz. Table still sounds pretty damn good.
     
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    Bird....today's Bird's birthday. Charlie Parker memorial marathon broadcast till midnight tonight. www.wkcr.org
     
  18. rleitch

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    Ron Holloway!

    I learned about this guy as the tenor player with blues diva Sue Tedeschi and grabbed a couple his cds off ebay.

    He's a very contemporary sounding jazz player. Not my thing exactly, but he sure rips it up on his SX90R.

    Anybody else into this guy? I gather he is the man in Washington DC (after Bill Clinton of course!).

    Rory

    ps. here's a vid of RH jamming with Little Feat. Looks like a JK body but the neck...?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaOqid4rnSA
     
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    Cry No More by Mika Nakashima (bluesy gospel with big band. Japanese. The anime's good, too).
     
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    Vocalist Renee Olstead's rendition of "Is you is, or is you ain't my baby?"
     

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