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#382829 - 09/13/12 10:16 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: JohnK]
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Thanks, John. I've been meaning to pick up a copy of those fine symphonies and now I know a good version to pick.
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#384524 - 10/22/12 03:34 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Mojo]
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Hopefull this is the right spot to ask. I'm looking for some good recordings of mellow jazz. I'd prefer non vocal. I do have Kind of Blue and a bunch of Diana Krall (which is obviously non vocal). There are some evenings where I just feel like throwing on something mellow but I realize my collection is somewhat limited.

Anyone have any recommendations? One cd that I have been given as a recommendation is Bill Evans Explorations.
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#384529 - 10/22/12 04:30 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: DanielBMe]
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Try some McCoy Tyner on for size -- particularly this one that features bassist Stanley Clarke:
http://www.amazon.com/McCoy-Tyner-Stanley-Clarke-Foster/dp/B000044TZB/

I was lucky enough to see this combination live at Yoshi's in Oakland, CA. So good.

Also, if you don't have any Dave Brubeck, fix it now.
http://www.amazon.com/At-Carnegie-Hall-Dave-Brubeck/dp/B00005AWMW/
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#384533 - 10/22/12 07:42 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Mojo]
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Oops noticed a boo boo in my previous post. Obviously Diana Krall is vocal..

I actually have Brubeck's Time Out CD. I'll check out your recommendations.
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#384759 - 10/27/12 05:13 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: DanielBMe]
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Try the Paul Desmond Quartet Live. In addition to Desmond's alto sax, you also have Ed Bickert on guitar. Mellow but not boring. I bought this as a double album on vinyl back in the mid 70s. It been re-released on a well-filled (79 minutes) CD. You can listen to preview tracks on iTunes to get an idea of what it's like.

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#384777 - 10/28/12 02:15 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: FrankeeD]
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You could also look at something from the Oscar Peterson Trio. Canadiana Suite is pretty mellow.

Also check out Jeff Healey. He did a lot of 20s Jazz. Really upbeat stuff.


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#384790 - 10/28/12 06:28 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Mojo]
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I downloaded some high quality flac from HDTracks on the weekend. I downloaded Bill Evans' Waltz for Debbie and Moonbeams. Both are excellent!
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#384793 - 10/28/12 08:29 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Mojo]
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Waltz for Debbie, awesome.
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#384944 - 10/31/12 04:43 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Boltron]
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#384947 - 10/31/12 05:52 PM Re: Stunning Recordings [Re: Mojo]
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::choke, chock:: ::ACK!::

I wish you had posted this 10 minutes earlier!
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