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Discussion in 'Music' started by LiddyRules, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Alright. So when I'm doing work I go through periods of what I can listen to, what I can't listen to, etc. Lately, I've been best able to concentrate through instrumentals, but classical isn't working for me probably because my classical selection is kind of lame and I don't really know what else to acquire. Anyway, for some reason I have Miles Davis' Kind of Blue on my computer and I found that worked for me.

    So any jazz recommendations? Or, for that matter, other classical suggestions?
     
  2. mrbucket75

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    Billy Cobham -Focused
    Steve Smith -Buddy's Buddies

    A little more up tempo for sure compared to Kind of Blue.
     
  3. Badfinger

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    Kind of Blue's the right place to start. From there you could branch out to other Miles personnel like John Coltrane or Cannonball Adderly.

    Anything by Art Blakey is great - especially at work.

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    Black music for white people.

    Jazz and blues musicians should fall on their knees and thank whitey... if it wasn't for him, jazz and blues music would've gone extinct fifty years ago.
     
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    There's 2 Jazz stations that I listen to locally a lot when I'm in the car and sick of what I have.
    But I don't really know what the names are...

    I know all the big names, and I've bought a few Thelonius Monk albums, just to see what the fuss is about.
    Of Miles Davis, aside from "Kind Of Blue", I like "Sketches of Spain" a lot.

    But I can only listen to Jazz or Classical for like 20 minutes, and then I feel like I'm watching a Disney movie or an old cartoon.


     
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    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Thanks for the advice. As for classical, I really wish I could like Chopin more but it often makes me think like I'm watching a silent movie.
     
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    Same here, it just makes me think of Bugs Bunny walking around, or some old silent cartoon.
    So I'll be listening and be like, "I can see some stupid 1930s dog walking around to this music, digging holes, getting in trouble"

    I like Jazz more than Classical.
     
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    A bit cliche, but still great.
     
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    WD40'd that shit
     
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    I forgot, white people can only like Whitesnake and Quiet Riot
     
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    I've never met a whitey who likes jazz that wasn't a complete jerkoff about it
     
  12. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    I prefer classical to jazz. It just feels easier to find a good classical station than try to acquire good classical on your computer.

    I'm already a jerkoff.
     
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    And my personal favorite, due to his unique choice in instrument...



    Here's the Flecktones DOING Bach: the only classical you need.




    Flecktones doing UFO TOFU live. Big fav of mine, and pretentious as all fuck. The album version is better because it has magical piano work in it, but this works too.



    More BACH!!!



     
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    This is technically 20th century and not "classical," but whatever. I'm posting it as an example of some of the "different" stuff out there. I'm not too big a fan, but my uncle was batshit over this guy. Also, most of the post-classical music out there just sounds like Looney Tunes scoring, but this doesn't, so points for that.




    See, I like baroque myself, and typically stick to everything Bach, as the man did write over 1000 tunes and pretty much invented our modern tuning, however, when I'm feeling really froggy I go for pre-classical music.

    Two damage, two damage!










    Note this last song was performed by Sting when everyone would've preferred more Roxanne.
     
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    This is more funk, but I think it's kinda hot


    This whole albums is kinda fucked on its head, but I like it. The hook here (if you can call it that) sounds like it's all 9th chords, which also work great in METAL.


    David Sanborn and STING!


    No Sting :(


    She's pretty good.
     
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    Whaddaya say, AL?

    DiMeola







     
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    Quadrant 4 from Billy Cobham's Spectrum feat. the world's greatest guitarist Tommy Bolin (before his unfortunate overdose).

     
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    Guess Xenforo don't like the old youtube hooks.

    Quadrant 4 from Billy Cobham's Spectrum featuring Tommy Bolin riffing with Jan Hammer



    Rory Gallagher, who could play rock, jazz, blues, anything



    Brazilian Jazz - Getz/Gilberto

     

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