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Post  Andy on Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:12 am

The new 'hot' guy in jazz these days.
I was wondering what the hep-cats of this-here ol' universe make of him.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:11 am


what i just listened to sounds straight out of the 1970s

which is bueno


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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:46 am

Yes, as they say in Rio: Muito bom!!!!!! Gosto. A continuar!!!! Obrigada pela boa música.

And he's an actual millennial, rather than a hold-over from an earlier time. Smile 

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:50 am

Ventuzler claims the guy is influenced by West Coast Jazz. What is West Coast Jazz? Is it a style of music or a golden state of mind? West Coast Jazz can refer to various styles of jazz sounds that developed around Los Angeles and San Francisco during the 1950s. West Coast Jazz is often seen as a subgenre of cool jazz, which featured a less frenetic, calmer style than bebop or hard bop. The music tended to be more heavily arranged, and more often composition-based. While this style was prominent for a while, it was by no means the only style of jass played on the West Coast, which exhibited more variety than could be conveyed by a simple name.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:01 am

Paul Nero wrote a treatise on West Coast jazz that his son sent me a draft copy of.

Paul Nero made a recording of arrangements specially written for him (arrangements for jazz fiddle quartet) by Shorty Rogers, Marty Paich, Jimmy Giuffre, David Raksin, Frank Comstock, Bob Cooper, Jack Montrose, Ruby Raksin, and Himself.

Lighthouse All-Stars recordings are good. Nero recorded there with Maynard Ferguson (very hard to find record).

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Re: Kamasi Washington

Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:14 am


scratch


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:26 pm



No that is German jazz legend Doldinger who recorded as "Paul Nero" not to be confused with a jazz fiddler whom you might hear on





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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:36 pm

^
Quite right.

Nero did lots of sessions in Hollywood, and wrote a book called "Handbook for the Commercial Fiddler" (or something like that). He was also in Gene Krupa's band for that brief period in the late '40s when Krupa had fiddles.

In any case, he was a big booster of West Coast music, and considered Gershwin to be the first and foremost "West Coast Composer," in spite of Gershwin's New York origins (Nero was also of New York origins--even though he was born "Kurt Polnarioff" in one of those countries that the Nazis took over).

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:45 pm


also helped out Bing & The Andrews Sisters.


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