Today's Jazz Playlist

Olson_jr

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Although I would love a version of this LP, whoops, this music file with the spoken vocals removed, I also can see that this is one of my most played newer releases.



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adaug

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Although I would love a version of this LP, whoops, this music file with the spoken vocals removed, I also can see that this is one of my most played newer releases.
totally agree. a lot of these current jazzers use vocals which i would rather not have getting in the way of the music.
 

Olson_jr

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Never really cared for the Archie Shepp recordings I had heard, then I read about his series of Ballads and Blues recordings in a recent Stereophile. The titles I have sampled are quite enjoyable.

AllMusic Review by arwulf arwulf
Recorded in November 1995, saxophonist Archie Shepp's Blue Ballads is a counterpart to True Ballads and Something to Live For, which date from the same period. All three albums feature pianist John Hicks, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Idris Muhammad. These intimate studies in shared introspection, along with Black Ballads and True Blue, document Shepp's astute exploration of the ballad form during the 1990s. On Blue Ballads Shepp mingled time-honored standards such as Rodgers & Hart's "Little Girl Blue," Arthur Schwartz's "Alone Together," and Vincent Youmans' "More Than You Know" with the Miles Davis-Bill Evans masterpiece "Blue in Green" and "Blue and Sentimental," which had served as the feature number for Count Basie's star tenor saxophonist Herschel Evans some 60 years earlier. Once again and in all the best ways, Shepp shines in parallel with his contemporary Pharoah Sanders. Both are skilled balladeers as well as free spirits who simply cannot be bottled or pigeonholed.




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Luqman Hamza - With This Voice
Groove Note Records, DSD64, Released 2000
Some might not consider this jazz, similar to Sinatra if you are not familiar with Luqman Hamza. Piano and vocals.

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Olson_jr

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A bit of mellow, atmospheric, drummerless, Danish jazz.

Pauseland plays its very own type of ambient jazz, inspired by the Scandinavian folk and hymn tradition. The band is a sort of musical breathing hole for its members. The sound of Pauseland is effortless, collective, interwoven - like a quiet conversation. The band's acoustic line-up, without drums, gives intimacy and transparency to the music. Pauseland plays its own compositions, with a focus on melody and simplicity.

PAUSELAND was formed in Aarhus in 2005 and consists of:
Jakob Buchanan / Flugelhorn
Christian Vuust / Tenor saxophone and clarinet
Søren Dahl Jeppesen / Guitar
Klaus Nørgaard / Bass

Pauseland is one of the most original ensembles in Danish jazz.

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