Favorite Music



  • Share music that moves you, that exemplifies musicality, that illustrate what makes great music great and recognizes the people that made it.



  • Timbre, phrasing, voicing, counterpoint, building to a climax - all here:



  • Ahhhh, Sinatra ! Simply the best there was in my humble opinion. I was just a kid when I first heard him on the radio. At that time he was singing with the Harry James Band, and from those early years onward, his music became the story of my life. He had that special way of making every song HIS song. And though, to my dismay, I never saw him perform live but read many times that every woman in the audience felt he was singing just to them. And as a trumpet player, I probably learned more about proper breathing simply by watching and listening to Frank. A true artist in every sense of the word. There will never be another like him.



  • Sinatra. Oh yeah. "In the wee small hours of the morning."



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  • Along the lines of Sinatra with instrumental (band) is a very hip album, Sinatra and Basie at the Sands (Las Vegas).I may be wrong, but I think some of the songs were arranged by Quincy Jones.

    https://youtu.be/1aw9XBI98PQ?list=PLF90ovVJdtwu8eCf0A3AzOeof6pJCZcQX



  • @J-Jericho said in Favorite Music:

    Timbre, phrasing, voicing, counterpoint, building to a climax - all here:

    That specific version is my favorite Sinatra song of all time. The trumpets throughout are so tight, but that ‘shout chorus’ is super special! The reverb on the drums and percussion is also totally hypnotic and totally enjoyable. And Frank was pretty good too .... Great choice!





  • @Kehaulani said in Favorite Music:

    Along the lines of Sinatra with instrumental (band) is a very hip album, Sinatra and Basie at the Sands (Las Vegas).I may be wrong, but I think some of the songs were arranged by Quincy Jones.

    https://youtu.be/1aw9XBI98PQ?list=PLF90ovVJdtwu8eCf0A3AzOeof6pJCZcQX

    You are correct, sir. Not only were the songs arranged by Quincy Jones, but he was also the conductor. I still have the LP released in July 1966 where it clearly states : Arranged and Conducted by Quincy Jones. The tracks were recorded during performances in January and February of 1966. It was and still is one of my favorite Sinatra albums.



  • Good to know, George.



  • One of my favorite pianists of all time is Kenny Drew Jr (son of Kenny Drew who was Coltrane's pianist on his first solo album Blue Train). Kenny was our pianist for the Bass Notes the Heartbeat of Jazz cuts I have been using to demonstrate horns that I play. Here is Kenny playing a month after we played or CD Release at Gilly's, now playing with Ronnie Cuber. It's just so amazing not only the hear him but to watch him in action:





  • @GeorgeB said in Favorite Music:

    @Kehaulani said in Favorite Music:

    Along the lines of Sinatra with instrumental (band) is a very hip album, Sinatra and Basie at the Sands (Las Vegas).I may be wrong, but I think some of the songs were arranged by Quincy Jones.
    https://youtu.be/1aw9XBI98PQ?list=PLF90ovVJdtwu8eCf0A3AzOeof6pJCZcQX

    You are correct, sir. Not only were the songs arranged by Quincy Jones, but he was also the conductor. I still have the LP released in July 1966 where it clearly states : Arranged and Conducted by Quincy Jones. The tracks were recorded during performances in January and February of 1966. It was and still is one of my favorite Sinatra albums.

    One of favorite albums -- introduced to us by friends at dinner 20 years ago -- go to album for pre dinner music.



  • @Dr-GO said in Favorite Music:

    One of my favorite pianists of all time is Kenny Drew Jr . . It's just so amazing not only the hear him but to watch him in action:

    I saw Kenny Jr. with the Mingus Big Band. The personnel were a bunch of hardened warriors, not impressed by much. Kenny took an extended solo and, as it went on, players little by little, turned towards him until they were all absorbed with Kenny was doing. Remarkable not to just play your butt off but to captivate his comrades.



  • The Frank Sinatra album "A Man Alone".

    The Richard Harris album "A Tramp Shining".

    Little Anthony and the Imperials.

    Dion singing "Runaround Sue".

    Anything Do-Wop.

    Love songs from the 1930's and the 1940's, such as "I'll Be Seeing You" and "It Had To Be You".

    The theme song for the 1972 movie "Lost Horizon", "Have you ever dreamed of a place far away from it all..."

    Lenny Welch singing "Since I Fell For You".

    moshe



  • @moshe said in Favorite Music:

    The Frank Sinatra album "A Man Alone".

    The Richard Harris album "A Tramp Shining".

    Little Anthony and the Imperials.

    Dion singing "Runaround Sue".

    Anything Do-Wop.

    Love songs from the 1930's and the 1940's, such as "I'll Be Seeing You" and "It Had To Be You".

    The theme song for the 1972 movie "Lost Horizon", "Have you ever dreamed of a place far away from it all..."

    Lenny Welch singing "Since I Fell For You".

    moshe

    Good taste there, moshe, especially the ballads from the 30s and 40s. I have 6 binders of lead sheets and the majority are ballads that I love to play on my trumpets and cornets.



  • Me getting back to the op's original question, this had a lot of influence as well as pleasure on me. Simplicity and purity..



  • Jazz: Definitely NOT the favorite music of the group "Spinal Tap":



  • @Dr-GO said in Favorite Music:

    Jazz: Definitely NOT the favorite music of the group "Spinal Tap":

    A degree in how to ply it wrong!!! ROFL



  • @Dr-GO

    I have never seen "Spinal Tap",
    but THAT was HILARIOUS !!!!!

    moshe


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