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free jazz music and suggestions

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by Groovin_Joe, Jun 17, 2002.


  1. hello all i am a jazz, and blues bassist and i am looking for good songs that i can find on the internet for my jazz combo, we do songs like; On the Sunny side of the street, Angel Eyes, Take the A-Train... and so on... i was wondering if anyone could give suggestions. we are bass, sax, piano, and drums.

    thanks a bunch.
     
  2. Sam Sherry

    Sam Sherry Inadvertent Microtonalist Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2001
    Portland, ME
    Euphonic Audio "Player"
    Drop a few bucks on Chuck Sher's The New Real Book and the artists who composed the music you play will reserve their just reward.

    FYI, "Free Jazz Music" is a term of art for "improvising without predetermined chord structure." You've asked for a chart to The Song Which Cannot Be Charted. NGBD.
     
  3. J_Bass

    J_Bass

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    I am going to resurrect this thread because I am looking for Jazz bands and double bassists who play Free Jazz, because it's a style I always neglected, but I am slowly being attracted to.

    So, any suggestions from where to start would be kindly appreciated.
     
  4. damonsmith

    damonsmith

    May 10, 2006
    Quincy, MA
    Late Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor. Ornette is free, but, it is pretty subtle. More later.
     
  5. J_Bass

    J_Bass

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Thank you, looking forward for more!
     
  6. Not to mention a certain damonsmith :)
     
  7. J_Bass

    J_Bass

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Already following on Spotify!
     
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  8. damonsmith

    damonsmith

    May 10, 2006
    Quincy, MA
    Before digging into Ornette, I'd suggest the later Jimmy Giuffre trio with Steve Swallow and Paul Bley as well as early Paul Bley trios and Don Cherry's three Blue Note Records. With Ornette I'd concentrate on the early quartet albums and then really focus on the trio with David Izenzon and Charles Moffett. For the next wave, the BYG & ESP catalogs in the US are good places to look and FMP in Germany.
    Steve Lacy's work is great for clarity.
     
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  9. J_Bass

    J_Bass

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Thank you, Damon, that was really helpful!

    I will take your advice, thanks!
     
  10. damonsmith

    damonsmith

    May 10, 2006
    Quincy, MA
    This is a good double album to check out:
     
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  11. damonsmith

    damonsmith

    May 10, 2006
    Quincy, MA
    This is a work in progress, play it in shuffle mode:
     
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  12. J_Bass

    J_Bass

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Thank you. That Playlist is gonna help a lot!
     
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  13. J_Bass

    J_Bass

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Some new music for my commute!

    IMG_20181108_111730.
     
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  14. JB try these - headphones recommended.



     
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  15. J_Bass

    J_Bass

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Thank you! I only listened for a couple of tunes so far, but I'm liking it!
     
  16. JB, you could also try this, said to be among the very first.

     
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  17. damonsmith

    damonsmith

    May 10, 2006
    Quincy, MA
    "First" is great for historical understanding, things that are more fully formed like late Coltrane, Ayler and Cecil Taylor are much better entry points.
     
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  18. J_Bass

    J_Bass

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Went to see Masa Kamaguchi 2 days ago, I really liked it! It wasn't completely improvised music, they had a structure on all the tune.

    That is one intense and focused cat!
     
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  19. damonsmith

    damonsmith

    May 10, 2006
    Quincy, MA
    Steve Lacy's music in the '70s & '80s is a good place to enter as well. He used simple, clear ideas to work in very interesting contexts. Both his earlier and later work is more jazz-based and polished, but, still fine work.

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  20. IamGroot

    IamGroot

    Jan 18, 2018
    Bach in Purgatory:

    Sebastien, the new Cecil Taylor CD goes on rotation playing for the next millenium.
     
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