Are you someone who enjoys using your ears to experience Jazz? Well this is the thread for you. Hit me with your favorite jazz tunes!
Whether it graced the stage of the Savoy in the 30’s or was just played for the first time at that mysterious bar down the street. Whether it’s a beloved standard or completely obscure. Instrumental or with vocals. I want to hear it! Songs from other genres that incorporate some particularly jazzy elements are welcome too!
Feel free to tell us a bit about what you like about jazz and how you got into it as well.
To get us started off, here are a couple of my favorites:
Takuya Kuroda- Rising Son
Maybe a bit closer to funk than jazz, but it’s wonderful nonetheless. I love a tight drum sound and from the first moment I heard those rim clicks during the intro, I was hooked. I also love the sound of horns recorded in a small space. Typically horns are pushed back with quite a bit of reverb, but I dig feeling like the horn player is 8 ft. away from me.
Coleman Hawkins- Body and Soul
Coleman Hawkins’ playing is extremely melodic and emotional. The way he accents phrases makes you really feel what he’s saying. I’ve always responded strongly to laid back jazz, perhaps because Animal Crossing’s music is what first got me interested in it, and Coleman Hawkins delivers on that front.
Can’t wait to hear what ya’ll are listening to!