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28-09-2010, 04:29 AM
 
Modern Jazz
I've been a closet fan of Norah Jones since her first album, and I was looking for more modern Jazz artists while I am here in Korea. i would like to expand my tastes musically. I have always been a fan of Swing and Swing revival, and I was looking for something a bit softer.

Something to sit and drink my coffee to in a saturday morning (especially since I am now stuck here an extra six months). Any suggestions?
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29-09-2010, 12:21 AM
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Go to youtube, bring up a Norah Jones video, then check the sidebar for related videos. You may find something you like. Do that with every artist you like. It is like fishing. You never know what you will catch.
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29-09-2010, 11:23 AM
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Another good idea is to join Last.fm Smile It's a great site that recommends music based on your tastes all you need to do is listen to music and the program will keep track of what you like and pick out some related artists for you. It's not perfect but it's a good way to find some more obscure acts that you may not otherwise know of!

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30-09-2010, 02:49 AM
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There is another site called Jango. It may be similar to Last.fm, based on Green's description. One thing it does that I like is to give unsigned artists a chance to be heard. You can also custom build your personal radio stations to suit your tastes. I have five stations- rock, metal, blues, jazz and progressive.
I am going to check out Last.fm.
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30-09-2010, 06:43 AM
 
RE: Modern Jazz
You could try Joni Mitchell (more recent stuff) she's a legend.
Madeleine Peyroux is very good too, and if your not looking strictly for women Jack Johnson is fantastic.
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30-09-2010, 01:18 PM
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(30-09-2010 02:49 AM)No J. Wrote:  You can also custom build your personal radio stations to suit your tastes. I have five stations- rock, metal, blues, jazz and progressive.
I am going to check out Last.fm.

Last.fm does that too, builds stations based on the bands you listen to and I'm fairly certain you can select radio stations based on tags (female singer, alternative, british, etc.) as well. Smile

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01-10-2010, 12:19 AM
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(30-09-2010 01:18 PM)Green Wrote:  Last.fm does that too, builds stations based on the bands you listen to and I'm fairly certain you can select radio stations based on tags (female singer, alternative, british, etc.) as well. Smile

I logged on for the first time last night. I will be learning my way around for a bit. I wrote that last post before I logged on so I didn't know anything about it then.
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02-10-2010, 11:52 PM
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Some good coffee-drinking-chill-out-jazz?
Try John Zorn's new album "In Search Of The Miraculous".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UftxiVLlMWA

It's a fairly underground release and I highly doubt you will be
able to find it in stores, so I urge you to download it here.

http://www.mediafire.com/?n12bnwgjz1m

http://www.youtube.com/user/MindprowlerMusic
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03-10-2010, 12:40 AM
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(02-10-2010 11:52 PM)Mindprowler Wrote:  Some good coffee-drinking-chill-out-jazz?
Try John Zorn's new album "In Search Of The Miraculous".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UftxiVLlMWA

I just brought up the track. It is great. I like it.
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03-10-2010, 01:44 AM
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I'm glad you enjoy it.
John Zorn is an extremely diverse musician, if you plan on
checking out any of his other work you will quickly find it's quite
different than the video I posted. Most likely quite different from
anything you have ever heard before. In Search Of The Miraculous
is the only album I've heard of his that sticks to a basic formula and
remains consistent throughout. Most of his work is very strange. To
call it "different" would be an understatement.

Here's some of his work with his band Naked City.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wGSFb_uAeY

http://www.youtube.com/user/MindprowlerMusic
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