Jazz

Surely there are among seniors some that still love "Jazz". It has been such a huge part of my life and surely others at the oldest ages here must remember and perhaps still enjoy jazz?

I'm currently really enjoying the work of Michel Petrucciani on piano. If not familiar with Michel, I offer a link to his work:

https://youtu.be/CAdJfIq3R3g

Jazz was last modified: January 7th, 2018 by LoneRogue
Published in Questions & Trivia

16 thoughts on “Jazz

  1. starlette

    Hi Lone, I used to listen and watch Cleo Lain and Johnny Dankworth when they had their programme on TV……..and that’s about it, don’t hear much Jazz played any more……..I enjoy it in small doses but wouldn’t join any clubs to go and listen to it…..each to his own….

  2. Ms. K.

    Hi Lone. My dad used to pipe jazz through the house on Sunday afternoons. To this day, the song, “The Girl from Ipanema” makes me smile. I know that’s more bossa nova, but it has that jazzy feel, lol. I’m more Motown and anything after that. Happy Sunday!

  3. LoneRogue Post author

    And I don’t mean that as insulting or a plea for pity. Some day there will be few left that enjoy the things of your youth. And it is as it should be. Hanging on too long causes that. I had my world now others should have theirs.

    1. LoneRogue Post author

      I enjoyed the article and agree with a lot of what is said there, but dead is final and I think jazz will limp on for a few centuries in a very minor way but in some very discerning heads. Nina Simone is a favorite of mine and has been through her many troubles. There is such soul in here singing and piano work. You probably know it that she was trained as a classical pianist I believe at the Carnegie school. She was very emotionally involved with Bob Marley and there is a video on Youtube about a Greenwich Village performance of her’s where she was so drunk she made a sad spectacle of herself. She was very, very emotional about race relations.

      I made a video of her rendition of “Wild is the Wind” with photos and other images. I’ll probably post it here later.

      Thanks for the article and for responding.

  4. roseinbloom

    Lonwrogue, Jazz is good music. I am not well trained enough to fully appreciate it. I , like you, have experienced many stars that were my favorites. I don’t think any of them are left. We can always hope that Jazz will come back. It is a truly American musical style. We can be thankful for recorded music.

    1. LoneRogue Post author

      A comeback is not a possibility, I think, but I also think it will not completely die at least for centuries. Some still listen to Baroque, me included and that period was over hundreds of years ago. The fact that jazz was a black creation and blacks are and were the movers and shakers, I believe will keep it going, though the younger seem most to like the modern black stuff.

  5. Ms. K.

    Wow, before we shove jazz completely into the grave, here are some young jazz performers who share their voices and talents. I’m a researcher, and in finding and listening to these superbly gifted artists on YouTube, I became intrigued by the smoothness of jazz.

    1. Gregory Porter
    2. Esperanza Spalding – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4-XIKt-ADs#action=share
    3. The Hot Sardines
    4. Robert Glasper
    5. Cecile McLorin Salvant
    6. Marquis Hall
    7. Meldody Gardot
    8. Mary Halvorson
    9. Aaron Diehl
    10. Tivon Pennicot
    11. Jamison Ross
    12. Kendrick Scott

    1. LoneRogue Post author

      Well Ms. K. I watched the one link you provided and see now that you have given me hours of great listening. “Smoothness” and freedom of emotions are two of what jazz is for me. Thanks a bunch

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