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Hard News: Friday Music: The Jazz

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  • Richard Stewart,

    It’s an odd genre, Jazz. I can’t think of any other, except perhaps Hip-Hop (and perhaps Country), that invokes such extreme reactions from people; you either like it or you hate it.
    But to me it encompasses such a wide spectrum of styles and artists that I’m sure there’s something for all musical tastes somewhere.
    I recently saw Mulatu Astatke and the Black Jesus Experience at the Powerstation. Their “Ethio-Jazz” is something altogether different.

    Pt Chev • Since Feb 2012 • 51 posts Report Reply

  • Scott Chris, in reply to Richard Stewart,

    you either like it or you hate it.

    Full blown jamming jazz gets my goat, but I like it as an influence in pop:

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    I like this. Great video too.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2265 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Funnily enough this has been one of the week's ear worms.

    Must be all this talk of a get together.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2104 posts Report Reply

  • chris,

    bailterspace...bashy! dub asylum remix- dat cris. ellie goulding - bag juice! wutless! ya guilty as charged rude bwoy, dat bandulu! autotune 4 zutopeck.

    中国 • Since Jan 2010 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    And Sting & The Police managed to throw it in the blender with punk and reggae.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4057 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to chris,

    bailterspace…bashy! dub asylum remix- dat cris. ellie goulding – bag juice! wutless! ya guilty as charged rude bwoy, dat bandulu! autotune 4 zutopeck.

    Boomselectah.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18505 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    For those staying home, apartment fun with:

    For those going out:

    Thanks Ana Samways.

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 543 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    I have watched all twenty hours of Ken Burns' documentary series, Jazz.

    Yep.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3623 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    In other Musick news…
    Bon Jovi: Steve Jobs Killed the Music Industry

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs is to blame for “killing” the music industry, rocker Jon Bon Jovi recently told the U.K.’s Sunday Times Magazine.

    “Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album; and the beauty of taking your allowance money and making a decision based on the jacket, not knowing what the record sounded like, and looking at a couple of pictures and still imagining it,” he said.

    Talk about Livin’ on a Prayer, “not knowing what the record sounded like” yeah, just buy it shmuk.
    Best comment on the article…

    This is like saying Henry Ford “killed” the transportation industry. “Kids today have missed the whole experience of getting up at 4 AM to feed and care for the horses, closing their eyes and getting lost in the smell of the barn; and the beauty of petting and playing with the horses, not knowing whether the horse would kick them in the nuts, or bite their finger off."

    Yeah, thanks Ana Samways. This nickin’ stuff of the net is easy, eh?.
    ;-)

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4613 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Talk about Livin’ on a Prayer, “not knowing what the record sounded like” yeah, just buy it shmuk.

    It's just delusional, beginning to end.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18505 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Jazz – oh jazz. I love it. From the old stuff to the new stuff. From Dave Brubeck and Chet Baker to Mark de Clive Lowe and Nathan Haines. Love love love. One of the reasons I refuse to go and see Paul Weller, is that, for me personally, the Style Council days are most treasured. And they did great jazz.
    But, he's apparently moved on.
    For local jazz, I’d say that Mike Nock is the man.

    http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/mike-nock-1993

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3121 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    ^^ she makes total sense!

    A site I find many happy downloads on, some wonderful old jazz, look down the archives on the left...
    http://rappamelo.com/

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 838 posts Report Reply

  • Caleb D'Anvers,

    Bailterspace! Awesome! I remember finding a whole bunch of new (really good; kinda loose, garage-rocky) material of theirs on Myspace a couple of years ago and assuming they were working on a new album. Then it all went away. Nice to hear it will actually be surfacing in a tangible form.

    East Greenwich • Since Mar 2008 • 414 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Paul Weller has got a lot of road miles.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1174 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    Jazz - Miles - In a Silent Way, Kind of Blue, Man with the Horn, We Want Miles are cool - The short and

    The long of some of it

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1174 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to DexterX,

    He has, but I only like part of his journey.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3121 posts Report Reply

  • chris, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    中国 • Since Jan 2010 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    It's Saturday morning. Have a torch song I have loved for many years.

    (Uh, not the one from Heart. Obvs.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3623 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Richard Stewart,

    It’s an odd genre, Jazz. I can’t think of any other, except perhaps Hip-Hop (and perhaps Country), that invokes such extreme reactions from people; you either like it or you hate it.

    But it all really depends on what the meaning of "it" is, innit? (Sorry for getting all Clintonian there. :) ) If you come away from my Louis Armstrong mix disc without a spring in your step, I'll have to cut your head off because you're dead. And don't think I'm the only person who will argue that Duke Ellington is one of 20th century America's great composers, no qualifier required.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11783 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    In other Musick news…
    Bon Jovi: Steve Jobs Killed the Music Industry

    And Neil Young remarked that Steve Jobs may have founded iTunes, but listened to vinyl when he got home.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4057 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac,

    Re Jobs and Young, eh, you're not going to bring such an influential and older-school musician home and crank up the Nano attached to your 5W boombox, are you?

    I get a bit tired of the "marvels of vinyl" trope. Sure, if you had refernce-quality gear and kept records in archival condition, it sounded great. But neither if those things applied to anyone I knew.

    While I'm ranting, the fake vinyl effect on some modern tracks winds me up. No, that crackle and hiss never occurred on some quirky off-beat of the music, and conveniently cut out at an 8-bar interval. Fake nostalgia, gah.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 450 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    the Mingus Dynasty...
    jumpin'...

    cruisin'...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,


    Don Ellis: The French Connection.
    Crime jazz.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3325 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    And don’t think I’m the only person who will argue that Duke Ellington is one of 20th century America’s great composers, no qualifier required.

    And how.

    This one kills me. DEAD.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3623 posts Report Reply

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