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Your Favorite Jazz Songs

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by xsogol, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Name your top ten favorite songs by Jaco, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, or any other great jazz bassist you feel like mentioning. :bassist:
  2. IcoHolic


    Aug 31, 2004
    I'd love to name 10, but that's too hard. So here's 3. These 3 songs all have pretty deep personal musical meaning. I could then name about 50 songs I dig, but in no order.

    1. School Days - Stanley Clarke
    2. So What - Miles Davis (Paul Chambers on Bass)
    3. The Sojourn Of Arjuna - Victor Wooten
  3. lopsy_lu


    Feb 15, 2005
    Scotland, UK.
    1. Jaco Pastorius - Come on, Come Over
    2. Jaco Pastorius - Kuru/Speak Like A Child
    3. Jaco Pastorius - (Used to be a) Cha-Cha
    4. Stanley Clarke - School Days
    5. Stanley Clarke - Vulcan Princess
    6. Stanley Clarke - Lopsy Lu
    7. Stanley Clarke - Silly Putty
    8. Charles Mingus - Better Git It In Your Soul
    9. Charles Mingus - Boogie Stop Shuffle
    10. Victor Wooten - Turbo Jazz

  4. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Jaco Pastorius - The Chicken
    Marcus Miller - Run For Cover
    Marcus Miller - Power
    Marcus Miller - Red Baron
  5. john mclaughlin - one nite stand (dominique di piazza on bass)
  6. Portrait of Tracy
    Teen Town
    Lopsy Lu

    well, there's 3...
  7. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    "Jazz" songs?

    Well, I find that there are certain melodies that stick in my head from time to time. But, it tends to constantly change. The tunes stuck in my head right now would be WELL YOU NEEDN'T, ST. THOMAS, TENOR MADNESS, JORDU, and BLUE BOSSA.
  8. Hard to say.
    One of the songs who means most to me, is Jacos Three Views of a Secret. Bright Size life is also high up there. And there's Milestones. I just love the melancoly of that song. But then again, So What is awesome as well. I could go on....
    Most songs means something different to me, so ranking them in a "best of " sort of way is impossible.
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I'm kinda with you, Jazzbo.

    There are certain composers, for me, that stand out-
    Wayne Shorter, Herbie, Chick, Monk, Andrew Hill, John Surman, Henry Threadgill, Paul Bley, etc.

    Dave Holland & Ben Allison, IMO, are currently putting out some very hip stuff.
    Patitucci & Gary Willis aren't too shabby, either.

    For me, any Jaco "Best Of" would include "Three Views Of A Secret".
    "Barbary Coast" (from Black Market)
    "In France They Kiss On Main St."(Live version, Shadows & Light)
    "Elegant People" on the Live & Unreleased album(Alphonso played this track on Black Market)
    "Punk Jazz" (from Mr. Gone)
    "Coyote" (from Heijira
    "The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines" (from Mingus)
    "Opus Pocus" (from his debut)
    "Continuum" (from his debut)
    "Invitation" (from Twins)
    "Reza", Domingo", "A Ming Of Mings", "Liberty City", "Fast City", "A Remark You Made", "Havona", "Black Market"(live) ...is that '10', yet?

    ...and just wanted to add that Jaco's album with Paul Bley on the Improvising Artists label is killin' & oft-overlooked! "Batterie" is smoking!
  10. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    Great song from an amazing album. I'm a big Joni fan.

    I bought John Lewis/Putte Wickman/Red Mitchell's Stockholm '81 a couple years ago. The way Red works around and supports the melody, especially on tunes like Autumn in New York or Mean To Me, is quite inspiring. Grade A stuff. Mr. Mitchell instantly became one of my favorite jazz bassists.
  11. Blazer


    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Here's my list

    1. Dave Brubeck - Take Five
    2. Miles Davis - So what? (I always tell young bassplayers to check this track out, Paul Chambers was amazing)
    3. Django Rheinard - Nuages
    4. Victor Wooten - Ying Yang (the instrumental version)
    5. Herbie Hangcock - Watermelon Man (the original version)
    6. Herbie Hangcock - Chameleon (essential listenings for all you bassplayers regardless what style you play, this is the mother of all bass songs)
  12. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA

    Good advice. Hopefully they also check out the entire album as it is one of the best.
  13. djcruse


    Jun 3, 2002
    Norwood, MA
    1. Jaco Pastorius - "Portrait of Tracy"
    2. Jaco Pastorius - "Portrait of Tracy"
    3. Jaco Pastorius - "Portrait of Tracy"
    4. Jaco Pastorius - "Portrait of Tracy"
    5. Jaco Pastorius - "Portrait of Tracy"
    6. Jaco Pastorius - "Portrait of Tracy"
    7. Jaco Pastorius - "Portrait of Tracy"
    8. Jaco Pastorius - "Portrait of Tracy"
    9. Jaco Pastorius - "Portrait of Tracy"
    10. Jaco Pastorius - "Portrait of Tracy"
  14. Syeknom


    Oct 17, 2004
    Leuven, Belgium
    Indeed. So What is stunning, and the bass work is just brilliant. The entire album is just mind blowing to be honest =P
  15. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    This was actually was the first song I learned on bass. At the time I had no Idea what it was, but I knew it sounded sounded great. It's also a great song for a beginning bassist to learn to walk and solo on due to the limited chord structure. (it doesn't throw a new crazy altered chord at you every two beats)
  16. portrait of tracy - jaco
    refuge of the roads - joni/jaco
  17. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Mr. PC with Mr. PC on the bass.
  18. Autumn Leaves, the Miles Davis version. Dont know who the bassist is.
  19. c_joseph_lier


    Aug 7, 2007
    Stanley Clarke - Goodbye Porkpie Hat
    Marcus Miller - Burning Down the House
    Victor Bailey - Contraversey
    Pat Metheny - Anything off of Bright Size Life (Jaco on Bass)
    Bass Extremes - Stan the Man, Chick from Corea
    Niacin - pretty much everything
  20. jazzjunkie777


    Aug 27, 2008
    Carmen Lundy -Come Home
    Jaco Pastorious-Continuum
    Karen Blixt-Faith Baby Faith
    Miles Davis-Pharaoh's Dance

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