Friday, December 4, 2009
ToffeeBoy Goes Jazz!
I've been listening to quite a lot of jazz recently and as I'm feeling utterly uninspired by the carnivorous theme set for us this week, I felt that a little diversion might be in order. So here is, what I hope will be the first in a long-running series, which I'm calling, Regular 'Spillers Post Music That You Wouldn't Really Expect From Them, Knowing Their Musical Tastes A Bit As You Do*. Catchy, ain't it?
So, I will share with you just a small sample of the sort of jazz I like to listen to - I'd be interested to hear what others think - particularly non-jazz fans (although of course I want to know what you think too).
Two artists I particularly like are Dexter Gordon (who will be known to most) and Sahib Shihab who probably won't. The latter was introduced to me (no, not personally) by a friends' father who used to play drums in a jazz three-piece. I've included two tracks by each of these artists, not including my friends' dad but definitely including Dexter Gordon's Cheese Cake which is probably my all-time favourite jazz piece of all time. There's also one on the list, the discovery of which I owe entirely to Herr 'Hachi. So here goes nothing:
Another Samba - The Sahib Shihab Quintet
Soy Califa - Dexter Gordon
The Sidewinder - Lee Morgan
So What - Miles Davis
Diamonds & Pearls - Marcin Wasilewski Trio
Look For The Silver Lining - Chet Baker
Moanin' - Art Blakey
Who'll Buy My Dream - The Sahib Shihab Quintet
Cheese Cake - Dexter Gordon
* Future posts will include:
DarceysDad presents: It's A Rave!
CaroleBristol's An Hour With Coldplay
treefrogdemon and ejaydee's collaborative playlist Death Metal: A New Perspective
RockingMitch introduces: The Beatles - Fuck Yeah!
Maki Does Disco
Sampling with Zag
DaddyPig presents: The Spandex Years
Over-dramatic Pop Ballads (Like Wot They Do On X-Factor) With Special Emphasis On Those Containing A Key Change: An Hour (Or More If You Really Insist) In The Company of Chris
magicman welcomes you to the Battle of the Century - The Killers v U2 v Bartok
tincanman's Guide To The Peruvian Nose Flute
So what would you be least likely to post? I'll add them to the list - but bear in mind that you may have to do them ...