Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?
 

Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?

    
Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?    16:23 on Wednesday, March 14, 2007          

Toptrump04
(349 points)
Posted by Toptrump04

Just wondering what everyone is listening to. I like the live sound of Big Band, so my favorite composer is Gordon Goodwin. How bout you guys?


Re: Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?    19:38 on Friday, March 23, 2007          

bariamazing
(73 points)
Posted by bariamazing

DUKE ELLINGTON (i cant spell) and Gerry mulligan. Bing and most of the 1930s bigband jazz groups. and a few newer people but the old are the greats lol!


Re: Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?    13:55 on Sunday, March 25, 2007          

jazzytrumpetkid
(35 points)
Posted by jazzytrumpetkid

I'm a Gordon Goodwin fan all the way! I love their stuff. From the intricate sax runs to the screaming and mellow trumpet sounds. Gordon Goodwin is a great composer. Duke Ellington is okay too.


Re: Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?    17:32 on Thursday, April 26, 2007          

saxophone_sweeti
e

I like Duke Ellington, Count Bassie, and other big band-sounding composers. I also like George Girshwin and Dave Brubeck (kinda). I will admit, though, that I'm not into "smooth jazz" as much as the lively swing ang big band songs.


Re: Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?    10:02 on Wednesday, May 16, 2007          

MCMXcg
(3 points)
Posted by MCMXcg

I got hooked on early jazz with Diz.


Re: Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?    18:51 on Sunday, May 20, 2007          

music4god
(173 points)
Posted by music4god

Well, there is a GREAT composer and musician by the name of Eldar Djangirov


Re: Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?    01:03 on Friday, June 08, 2007          

saxophone_sweeti
e

I also like Spyro Gyra...

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Sorry!! Spyro Gyra is a group, not a composer.


Re: Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?    21:58 on Sunday, August 05, 2007          

Account Closed
(394 points)
Posted by Account Closed

Another Bill Evans vote here!


Re: Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?    22:54 on Monday, August 13, 2007          

clankman
(20 points)
Posted by clankman

I know everything he wrote wasn't jazz, but some of it was. Bill Chase.


Re: Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?    21:30 on Monday, October 22, 2007          

trumpet4life
(38 points)
Posted by trumpet4life

miles davis foreva!!!!!


Re: Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?    05:48 on Thursday, October 25, 2007          

Tomaso
(3 points)
Posted by Tomaso

Maybe Gershwin brothers and Berlin. Re.bigbands sound...So am I. Especially the huge collored sound played directly to the ears.
By the way, has anybody possibility to send trumpet_sheetmusic for Yesterday/Beatles? Tomaso


Re: Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?    19:43 on Friday, December 21, 2007          

alxx
(60 points)
Posted by alxx

Big fan of swing -Benny Goodman
which means for composers its

My favorite two at the moment
Fred "Jelly Roll" Morton - King Porter Stomp
Louis Prima - Sing Sing Sing


Re: Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?    12:39 on Saturday, December 22, 2007          

mokele
(1 point)
Posted by mokele

My favorite jazz composer would be McCoy Tyner, with Billy Strayhorn close behind. For many years after Coltrane died in 1967, Tyner's compositions often resembled those that he played during his stint with Coltrane in the early to mid 1960s. Eventually, Tyner set out entirely on his own, apart from the musical compositions of Coltrane, although the influence was still there. Finally in the mid 1970s or even a bit later, Tyner's music sounded a lot different than the stuff Coltrane was writing in the early to mid 1960s. Tyner gradually incorporated latin jazz into his repertoire, and also did several albums with the McCoy Tyner big band. His arranging skills were further developed and improved during that period.

McCoy just turned 69 earlier this month. He's lost a lot of weight during the last 2 or 3 years but he's still quite active, playing with Tain Watts, Christian McBride and Joe Lovano. I wish him well. His music has shaped jazz piano like no other I have ever heard. I learned many chords and voicings from listening to him.


Re: Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?    19:07 on Monday, January 14, 2008          

DanTheMaster
(820 points)
Posted by DanTheMaster

Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Bill Watrous. My favorites in that order


Re: Who`s your favorite Jazz Composer?    23:32 on Saturday, January 19, 2008          

Reinheits
(4 points)
Posted by Reinheits

my favorite jazz composer would be miles davis (forever...)


   





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