Your wish Sir, is my command.white.riot wrote:I demand satisfaction
I hope you gentlemen can all calm down now.
Unless I am in a beligerent mood I'll always give the patient a choice if I can accommodate their taste. My Opera, Jazz and specialist Old Lady Music selections are very limited.
I've done lists where we have had Verdi, Al Green, Mike Oldfield, Metallica, Elvis and Natalie Imbruglia in a single morning.
faaip lad, you're an innocent when it comes to f**k music. By invoking the Greenwood Tree, WR is very obviously demanding a duel by concertina, thus this version of "Greenwood Laddie":faaip wrote:
Greenwood Tree it is then, dawn though , I already have a duel at twenty five to dawn, with celery sticks so it may take a while
Speaking of Torn , have I posted this here yet ..I have everywhere elseDr.Leeds wrote: Left Of The Middle
ah it will be a short battle if folk is invokedGuildford White wrote:
faaip lad, you're an innocent when it comes to f**k music. By invoking the Greenwood Tree, WR is very obviously demanding a duel by concertina, thus this version of "Greenwood Laddie":
I remember nearly wetting myself first time I saw it on TV. Genius.faaip wrote: Speaking of Torn , have I posted this here yet ..I have everywhere else
She is lovely isn't she :luv:becchio bear wrote:I must say I thought he was a complete tw@t until the lovely Natalie turned up and then I let him off
So, what did you reckon doc?Dr.Leeds wrote: No disrespect GW but I've yet to find anything that inspires me to put those two words together.
I have wide tastes and an open mind but Jazz does nothing for me. I'll give your uploads a try when I get home though and feed back.
I had tickets to see her many years ago at the Doncaster Dome. I had a really bad ear infection and was on antibiotics but thought I'd soldier on! Met up with my then hubby and went to a pizza place nearby. We came out of there, got back into the car and started to drive to the Dome when all of a sudden I felt really really sick. I grabbed a tartan blanket off the back seat and to my horror completely filled it Needless to say I wasn't in a fit state to go and see Natalie so had to trundle off home abandoning the blanket enrouteDr.Leeds wrote: She is lovely isn't she :luv:
A mixed reaction really.Guildford White wrote: So, what did you reckon doc?
Fair enough doc - at least you gave it a try.Dr.Leeds wrote: A mixed reaction really.
John Coltrane: Not one of my favourite things. Sort of gave me the same feeling as I get when I hear Mariah Carey or Eva Cassidy warbling their way through a tune that was fine as it was. I think the instrument is a tenor sax is it? Not a sound I love I'm afraid.
Miles Davis: Good and soulful and quite enjoyable. Didn't inspire me to go out and buy it but didn't inspire me to retune the wireless.
Jan Garbarek: Struggled with this one a bit and probably wouldn't have finished it but for the fact that I appreciate someone trying to expand my horizons. Nearly provoked the visceral reactions you allude to above.
Keith Jarrett: My favourite of the four, and in retrospect, probably because it is undoubtedly the least "jazzy" of your offerings. Bits of it had me thinking of Elton's "Song For Guy". I'd be quite comfortable with that on the iPod.
To be honest, I've never quite understood why I hate Jazz so much. I love soul, passion and technicality and no-one can accuse Jazz of lacking those. I guess it is a matter of degree. Stick a bit of Ella Fitzgerald or Nina Simone on I'll be happy enough. Anyone who wishes to scat in my general direction had better like the look of themselves with a fat lip.
Doc - I truly didn't get jazz until I was in my late 40's. Miles' "Bitches Brew" was about as near as I got, as it was a part of the psychedelic, hippy scene for some reason...but my general impression of jazz was just a horrible cacaphony and "musicians" randomly playing notes with no tune or meaning.
However, driving home to Amsterdam from Hamburg one early morning, after playing a gig there - I was trying to find something decent on the radio that wasn't rock. I came across a jazz station and suddenly everything clicked into place. I was enjoying jazz tunes I'd previously dismissed as a noise....aprreciating the timings and the "colours" in the music.
It was a very inspired drive home.
I guess jazz is something you mature into? I find the sound of a muted trumpet every bit as wonderful as the sound of a rock guitar....tho the most beautiful sound of any instrument in the world is the pedal steel guitar!
That jazz shop was still there when I left the 'Dam, 7 years ago. Dunno if the old guy you mention was still working there or even alive, as I only ever saw a bloke in his 30's working there. I used to buy old blues vinyl in there (no cd's in THAT shop!)...and every 30th April he'd have a small stage set up on the street outside and some surprisingly famous Dutch jass and blues artistes would play there for free during the queen's birthday celebrations.Guildford White wrote:
Strangely, one of the defining moments in my appreciation of jazz also involved driving to Amsterdam (but only from Vinkeveen) in 1985. I heard a piece on Humphrey Littleton's programme on the BBC World Service but didn't catch the name of the artist. In those days there was a specialist jazz music shop near Leidseplein, so I went in there, found the old guy who owned it and hummed the tune to him. Remarkably, given the complete non-musicality of my voice, he recognised it and so my love affair with the music of Jan Garbarek began.