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So I posted a song in the Bass Lines thread, a funk song I had heard years ago, had it playing in the background while I was working, and then the youtube auto-pay took over.  Holy shit, some great jazz fusion pieces popped up, I'm loving it...

I picture Roy Scheider or Al Pacino driving into the precinct just as the sun comes up, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge with the NYC skyline in the background...

 

This one, I see Pam Grier coming home after a hard day at work, pouring a drink, taking off her work clothes, and, um... brb...

 

And goddam Chet Baker.

 

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My brother just reminded me of a couple trumpet heavy tracks my dad used to jam on his reel to reel when we were kids.

not exactly jazz, but a trumpet pr0n qualifier (especially the notes he blows at the end):

 

 

and yeah, a smoove groove

 

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So I've been on kind of an Autumn Leaves kick since my kids piano teacher played a killer version of it at the piano recital this year.  Cliche, perhaps, but it's the "Johnny B. Goode" of jazz.  Every can play it, and you never hear it the same way twice as everyone puts their own spins on it.  Here are some variations that have blown me away.

We'll call this the base line, perhaps the most familiar version.

Spanish/Country style:

 

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Just left Showman's in Harlem. Pretty well known jazz club that's been around for 80 years or so. I had a great time. The music minister from my church in The Bronx and the saxophone player were performing tonight. They are a lot of fun to listen to. Very high energy and they perform there once a month. They make singing in the choir at church a great experience every Sunday.

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On 1/27/2020 at 1:39 PM, Chad Fuck said:

So I've been on kind of an Autumn Leaves kick since my kids piano teacher played a killer version of it at the piano recital this year.  Cliche, perhaps, but it's the "Johnny B. Goode" of jazz.  Every can play it, and you never hear it the same way twice as everyone puts their own spins on it.  Here are some variations that have blown me away.

We'll call this the base line, perhaps the most familiar version.

 

 

Wonderful version of Autumn Leaves. One of my favorite albums.

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RIP to Jimmy Cobb. He was the drummer on Kind of Blue and multiple Miles Davis and John Coltrane albums. 

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AP write up on him


 

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Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis’ 1959 “Kind of Blue” groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the genre and sparked several careers, died Sunday.

His wife, Eleana Tee Cobb, announced on Facebook that her husband died at his New York City home from lung cancer. He was 91.

Born in Washington, D.C., Cobb told The Associated Press in 2019 he listened to jazz albums and stayed up late to hear disc jockey Symphony Sid playing jazz in New York City before launching his professional career. He said it was saxophonist Cannonball Adderley who recommended him to Davis, and he ended up playing on several Davis recordings.

But Cobb’s role as a drummer on the “Kind of Blue” jam session headed by Davis would forever change his career. That album also featured Adderley and John Coltrane.

The album, released on Aug. 17, 1959, captured a moment when jazz was transforming from bebop to something newer, cooler and less structured.

The full takes of the songs were recorded only once, with one exception, Cobb said. “Freddie Freeloader” needed to be played twice because Davis didn’t like a chord change on the first attempt, he said.

Davis, who died in 1991, had some notes jotted down, but there weren’t pages of sheet music. It was up to the improvisers to fill the pages. “He’d say this is a ballad. I want it to sound like it’s floating. And I’d say, ‘OK,’ and that’s what it was,” Cobb recalled.

The album received plenty of acclaim at the time, yet the critics, the band and the studio couldn’t have known it would enjoy such longevity. He and his bandmates knew the album would be a hit but didn’t realize at the time how iconic it would become.

“We knew it was pretty damned good,” Cobb joked.

It has sold more than 4 million copies and remains the best selling jazz album of all time. It also served as a protest album for African American men who looked to Davis and the jazz musicians to break stereotypes about jazz and black humanity.

Cobb would also work with such artists as Dinah Washington, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Wynton Kelly and Stan Getz. He’d also release a number of albums on his own.

He performed well into his late 80s and played in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2017, as part of the New Mexico Jazz Festival. Jazz fans from throughout the American Southwest came to pay their respects in what many felt was a goodbye.

Cobb released his last album, This I Dig of You, with Smoke Sessions Records in August 2019.

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This story has been corrected to show the accurate spelling of Miles Davis.

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Associated Press writer David Sharp contributed to this piece from Portland, Maine.

 

 

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On 3/22/2020 at 3:03 PM, abuelo gringo said:

Netflix has a great documentary on Miles called Birth of the Cool.  Check it out.

+1 for this one.  Finally watched it this weekend.  That moment with him and the cops was really harsh.

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Visiting the GOAT has been on my bucket list since I found out what a bucket list was. Did not disappoint. Chills, man.7ea08fce263998152b26a3a7650907b7.jpg

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