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    Jazz/Blues

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    Love Jazz, always been a fan since I was little but been on a big kick of it for about a year now. Was twatting about dancing in the kitchen while my lunch was cooking to some Jazz today itbt.

    Not really heard much blues but interested in it, will probably give it a listen sooner or later.

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    Have always not minded jazz but never went out of my way to listen to it until about a year and a half ago. Can anyone make any recommendations for artists outside the big names? (Davis, Parker, Ellington etc)
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    Wouldn't pretend to be an expert, nor is he exactly an unknown, but Elvis Costello's patronage turned me on to Chet Baker. Fittingly for the thread, he kinda straddles the blues/jazz divide.

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    Everything is jazz, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Everything is jazz, man.
    Haha.

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    Jamiroquai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Jamiroquai.
    Kill yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Kill yourself.
    Tbf, the first Jamiroquai album is proper jazz, and it's very good, unlike everything that followed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Kill yourself.
    For calling it jazz or for liking it?

    Am a fan, TBH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    For calling it jazz or for liking it?

    Am a fan, TBH.
    Heh, not that serious but for calling Jamiroquai 'jazz'. Quite like them too. The newer stuff where the material is basically about how many chicks JK boinks and his methods is good in its own way too but I do prefer the stuff from Travelling Without Moving and before.

    But yeah, jazz for me is music with a different purpose in mind. It's where artists try to extend the technical boundaries of music writing stuff which may not be popular, may not even sound much like music but challenge existing musical norms. I'm not really a jazz head but I can appreciate what people like Ornette Coleman and Mari Kimura were/are trying to do.

    Thi is why JK doesn't count as 'jazz' for me personally. What they play is jazz-influenced for sure but it's within existing, well-defined and popular guidelines. Virtual Insanity, for example, is based on the cycle of fifths, a well established pop-jazz chord progression (I Will Survive, Viva La Vida, Clocks, Arthur's Theme, etc.). It's not a knock against them either; I love good pop and reckon it's just another set of skills being exercised, not worse/inferior.
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