Discussion in 'Black Entertainment' started by African_Prince, May 15, 2011.
Are you a fan?
Big Fan. From traditional, hard bop, acoustic, fusion, smooth.
I prefer post bop. John Coltrane is my favorite jazz musician.
grew up on jazz...love it....Duke ellington, Norman Brown, Boney James, The crusaders <3
Aight. Trane was an absolute beast. But he was also heavily influenced by Eric Dolphy...in his most free-form avant guarde music.
Hard to say who's my fav. It's just so many artists out there. Im a musician so I had to study these artists...I can name a few tho...
Early Miles (the combos)
Julius Hemphill (Check out "Drunk on God" 18mins of the best writing ever)
Some young cats like David Binney, Ben Allison, Mark Turner
I don't listen to music much but I like smooth Jazz I guess.
In his later career he was also influenced by Ornette Coleman, wasn't he? I read a chapter about Coltrane in a book on jazz I have. He was a deep/troubled man.
I'm not really into smooth jazz but it's all right. It's too 'happy' and 'safe' for me. I'm not really into most bebop or pre-1940s jazz either.
Yeah, I'd rather listen to what's going on outside like nature or whatever is going on in the neighborhood. But I do have a few songs here and there that I like.
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