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Friday, May 03, 2019

Art Tatum, Ben Webster - Gone with the Wind
youtube (the title link, above, is to this song)

Around 2:25 when the sax comes in, listen to the life Mr Webster puts into the sax's sound. The CD box set The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces ( allmusic.com ) is one of my favorites CD sets.

 

King Cole Trio - Body and Soul
youtube

Before Mr Cole started singing, he was considered to be one of the better jazz pianists of the era.

 

Teddy Wilson - Rosetta
youtube

Mr. Wilson is a good contrast to Mr Tatum. The former is a very precise player, the latter tends to be a bit more ornate.

 

I could go on, but that should be enough to give you an entry into youtube on this musical genre.

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Hard to think of a jazz pianist that could swing like Erroll Garner...

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#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-03 06:07 PM | Reply

Nujabes - Luv(sic) - nice summer feel.

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-03 06:30 PM | Reply


Mr Garner, ah yes. He makes it sound so effortless.

This one is on the Classic Jazz Piano CD set I have ( www.discogs.com ) ...

Erroll Garner - Erroll's Bounce
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#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-05-03 06:31 PM | Reply

Ugh, just listen to all those wrong notes.
That's why I'm glad we have AutoTune!

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-03 06:38 PM | Reply

Here's another one, made live: Fkj & Masego - Tadow

#5 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-03 06:39 PM | Reply

The classic Blue Note sound...

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#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-03 07:12 PM | Reply

--Erroll Garner - Erroll's Bounce

Just reading the transcription shows how crazy good he was. He could play 5 note 10th chords effortlessly, for chrissakes.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-03 07:32 PM | Reply

Doing more with less.
Count Basie.

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#8 | Posted by morris at 2019-05-04 06:36 PM | Reply

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