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jack grebe
02-11-2007, 05:55 PM
I going to pick up a couple of CD's for Meer. I am not a jazz fan and need a few titles he may like. I'm thinking soft/ elevator.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-11-2007, 06:02 PM
"where Angels fear to tread"

"Jazz" is a minefield and some people hold very very strong opinions - oft-time divergent.

Herbie Mann, George Benson are safe - Kenny G is very "elevator" but very high risk for serious jazzers.....

Spirogyra...

Does anyone have definite evidence of Dave's own tastes?

jack grebe
02-11-2007, 06:06 PM
Does anyone have definite evidence of Dave's own tastes?
Lew talked to him about it, but couldn't get him to vollenteer a few names...just jazz. I figure soft/elevator based on his surroundings

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-11-2007, 06:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5XQ8yteABE << Herbie Mann
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS18cXOUNpg << George Benson

Walter Carlos -> Switched on Bach ???

any Jacques Loussier......

capt jake
02-11-2007, 06:24 PM
I like,
Spyro Gya,
Fourplay,
The Rippingtons,
Etc

Walter Carlos (switched on Back) is now Wendy Carlos! No Kidding!

Rob Hazard
02-11-2007, 06:36 PM
"Kind of Blue" Miles Davis
"Everybody Digs..." Bill Evans
Any piano solo work by Duke Ellington, Chick Corea, or Oscar Peterson

carlg
02-11-2007, 08:25 PM
Try anything by Patricia O'Callaghan.

Uncle Duke
02-11-2007, 09:31 PM
Jeez.. here's a can of worms. OK - my opinion (which is the correct opinion, of course...:p )
Chet Baker - early days. "Boston 1954" (Uptown CD27.35) or "Live at the TradeWinds" (Fresh Sounds - FSCD1001). Both are killer.
Some Stan Getz stuff is good - I might recommend "Stan Getz at Storyville" (on Capitol CPD 7945072).
Both of the above have really nice mixtures of long and short melodic lines, small combos with little interference, etc.
If you want something nice but obscure (something which he hasn't heard before...) Try to find Hank Garland "jazz winds from a new direction" (with a very young Gary Burton on vibes: Sony A8372) or the wonderful "Eddie Costa and Vinnie Burke Trio" (Jubilee/Fresh Sound Records 'FSR-CD76").

I can make copies if needed... just let me know.
Good stuff..
Neil

boylesboats
02-11-2007, 11:48 PM
I know it not Jazz, but Esteban music relaxed me....

Osborne Russell
02-12-2007, 08:56 PM
I'm thinking soft/ elevator.

Why? If one may ask.

jack grebe
02-12-2007, 09:03 PM
It's back ground music at a hospice....Can't exactly have AC/DC blasting in there:rolleyes: .....and he did request jazz

seanz
02-12-2007, 09:24 PM
Dave Brubeck and in the not Jazz but real cool catagory,Booker T and the MGs

Bruce Taylor
02-12-2007, 09:41 PM
He was asking about guitar music, a couple of months ago.

Jazz + "soft elevator" + guitar = Earl Klugh.

http://www.jazzmonthlystore.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/earl_klugh240.jpg

Google "Smooth Jazz."

Garrett Lowell
02-12-2007, 09:44 PM
Chuck Mangione.

Bruce Taylor
02-12-2007, 09:48 PM
Earl Klugh with George Benson (as suggested by Newty):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTQrDrjtqOU

boylesboats
02-13-2007, 01:25 AM
He was asking about guitar music, a couple of months ago.

Jazz + "soft elevator" + guitar = Earl Klugh.

http://www.jazzmonthlystore.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/earl_klugh240.jpg

Google "Smooth Jazz."

Now what wrong with Esteban?
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p182/boylesboats/esteban1b.jpg

Lew Barrett
02-13-2007, 10:20 AM
It's becoming somewhat moot, I think. We brought one of the kid's boom boxes to the nursing home, but Meer can't seem to concentrate enough on those sorts of outside stimuli. There's all sorts of low level noise in the room; the oxygen concentrator, some sort of pump for his air bed, so by the time one gets the music up to a level that can be heard, it's a little too loud.
However, he did say he preferred instrumentals, which to me seems like Earl Klugh and the like. Funny enough, though I'd never have thought of it (cause I think the ads are so strange, and the concept is so "Slim Whitman-Zamphire-esqe" ) Boyle's Esteban
suggestion is probably on the mark.
Still, the mechanics of actually making it work seem overwhelming. Meer has such limited mobility, and he is not able to work complex machinery; just able to push the nurse call and medication buttons. Anything beyond answering the cell phone, which he wears around his neck, is virtually beyond his capabilities.

So sorry to hear about your own trials Jack. We're with you as well.

TomF
02-13-2007, 10:52 AM
Joe Pass is one of the gods of jazz guitar ... he's got some great old recordings with Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown, from live festival events (Montreaux, for instance).

KNOCKABOUT
02-13-2007, 10:58 AM
Michael Brecker

schlaboatnic
02-13-2007, 11:30 AM
Just a thought, My daughter has a pillow that she plugs into her Ipod, but could be plugged into any device. It has a small speaker in it and she listens to music when she should be going to sleep. I've used it as well and was surprised at how good it sounds. Think she got it at Wallgreens.
And for music, Pat Metheney's new one is mellow jazz piano and guitar. Also, can't go wrong with Miles Davis.

Lance F. Gunderson
02-13-2007, 12:59 PM
I'll second the vote for Joe Pass; a friend recently sent me the video "An Evening With Joe Pass." Captures him when he was in his prime; his comments are priceless and brutally honest, and his playing is incomparable. I'd also suggest Keith Jarret's album "The Melody At Night With You." On ECM.

Cec
02-13-2007, 03:49 PM
I like,
Spyro Gya,
Fourplay,
The Rippingtons,
Etc

Walter Carlos (switched on Back) is now Wendy Carlos! No Kidding!
Nope, you aren't kidding
http://www.nndb.com/people/721/000031628/

MattL
02-13-2007, 06:30 PM
I was going to suggest Joe Pass, but Tom already did. I like Thelonious Monk too. There are some great female jaz artists too. try Nina Simone. Go to the public radio site and look up Mary McPartlan's piano jaz for some great ideas too. http://www.npr.org/programs/pianojazz/

Give Merre all our best too.

MattL
02-13-2007, 11:45 PM
Jack, if you don't mind sending your address I'd be more than glad to go to Amazon.com and order an album for you to take to him.

pipefitter
02-13-2007, 11:56 PM
Al Di Meola.

jack grebe
02-13-2007, 11:59 PM
Jack, if you don't mind sending your address I'd be more than glad to go to Amazon.com and order an album for you to take to him.
I sent them USPS.....not going to Seattle myself.Talk to Lew or Rick for an address, But I have a feeling it would be in vain to send anymore:(