Friday, October 26, 2007

Let's talk Jazz

Since this is a Jazz-n-bikes blog -- what kinds of jazz are you into? Since I've discovered Internet music sites Slacker and Pandora, I listen to jazz a lot more during the day. Been listening to piano jazz such as Ramsey Lewis and Vince Girauldi. Good music to work to.

Bob, you're the jazz expert here -- who are some of your favorites?


Bob K said...

Favorite jazz pianists? Or favorite jazz artists?

kevin said...

any artists

Bob K said...

A few of the musicians I like listen to - extremely incomplete as far as listing my favorites:

On piano - Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Thelonius Monk, Oscar Peterson

On guitar - Pat Metheny, Joe Pass, Mike Stern, John Scofield, John Abercrombie,
Gene Bertoncini, Stanley Jordan

On drums - Mel Lewis, Jeff Watts, Steve Gadd, Herlin Riley, Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Buddy Rich

On bass - Ray Brown, Oscar Pettiford, Scott LaFaro, Ron Carter, Charles Mingus, Dave Holland, Stanley Clarke, Eddie Gomez, Jaco Pastorius

On trumpet - Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Brown, Woody Shaw, Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Dave Douglas, Bobby Shew

On trombone - J.J. Johnson, Urbie Green, Slide Hampton, Carl Fontana, Frank Rosolino, Conrad Herwig, Wycliffe Gordon
On saxophone - Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Bob Mintzer, Bobby Watson, Michael Brecker, Chris Potter, Joe Lovano, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson

Some groups I enjoy - Yellowjackets, Weather Report, New York Voices, Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Dave Holland Big Band, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Count Basie Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchesta, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, Mingus Big Band

Hope that gives you some names to listen to if you're interested.

Bob K said...

BTW - Rusty White and Peter Bouffard (the guitar player on Rusty's CD) are playing with me at P.O. Pears from 7:30-10:00 on Nov. 8 - come check us out if you have time.

kevin said...

I'll put that on my calendar -- I just might have to ride my bike down there for it.