All That Jazz
May 25, 2004 7:28 PM   Subscribe

All That Jazz
posted by y2karl (12 comments total)
I'm still exploring this, but I definitely had lots of fun with the link in the "J." Cool photograph, and nifty site layout. Thanks, y2karl!
posted by .kobayashi. at 7:44 PM on May 25, 2004

Yum! Good stuff!
posted by dejah420 at 8:08 PM on May 25, 2004

At home in either this thread or my earlier, more specific post for Fats' birthday: STRIDE AND SWING.

I'm always impressed by the people who make a link for each letter — it shows more perseverance than I have. Well done.
posted by Quinbus Flestrin at 8:21 PM on May 25, 2004

The 'z' link will consume my free time for the foreseeable future. Nicely done.
posted by stet at 8:47 PM on May 25, 2004

ah, but which 'z' link, stet?

[some great stuff in those links. good post!]
posted by ubersturm at 1:13 AM on May 26, 2004

Really good links. The only one that maybe doesn't fit is that first L, the New Jazz Archive. A human disaster area like Sun Ra doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same post as Big Spiderback, Red Allen and other luminaries of that movement known as jazz which ended, for all practical purposes in around 1936.
posted by Faze at 9:39 AM on May 26, 2004

Faze, Faze, Faze... late last week you crap on Bob Wills, and today you gotta bad-mouth Sun Ra? And such language! I mean, "a human disaster"?!?! *Sigh* Words fail me...
In any case, I thought the New Jazz Archive was fitting.
posted by .kobayashi. at 10:17 AM on May 26, 2004

Speaking of Sun Ra: Ridin' The Dog
posted by y2karl at 10:49 AM on May 26, 2004

ubersturm: The second 'z', the jazz improv primer. My theory is not all it should be.
posted by stet at 11:06 AM on May 26, 2004

Yeah, Faze, after dissing NYC (in many threads) and Bob Wills, I'm afraid this is strike three.
*makes sweeping "yer out!" gesture*
Sun Ra put out a tremendous amount of stuff, naturally of varying quality, but much of it is superb, ranging from gorgeous post-swing sides to free works unlike anyone else's, powerful and often slyly funny. I defy even the most hidebound moldy fig to listen to Jazz in Silhouette without experiencing that rush of pleasure that is the best identifying mark of the Real Thing.
posted by languagehat at 11:57 AM on May 26, 2004

Faze, your comment about "Big Spiderback" confused me. I think you mean Bix Beiderbecke.
posted by teo at 2:51 PM on May 26, 2004

Big Spiderback

wow, that made my eyes cross and my whole sense of well being shift off kilter for just a brief moment, heh.

like the last time the great day in harlem photo was linked here, i'd just like to brag that my late father either played with or hung with nearly everyone in it.
posted by t r a c y at 4:53 PM on May 26, 2004

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