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Ya like jazz?

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Tori_Scope
Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
edited April 2021 in Coffee lounge
April is Jazz Appreciation Month. This year's theme is 'Women's Impact and Contributions in Jazz', and the featured artist is Nina Simone. 

Nina Simone has plenty of great songs, and I'd really like to know your favourite. Here's a video of Sinnerman, which is one I particularly enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH3Fx41Jpl4

I know we have some keen music fans here, so please let us know what you think about jazz in the comments down below. Are you a fan? Who's your favourite jazz musician? Do you have a favourite Nina Simone song? 

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    I hadn't really listened to Nina Simone until a few week's ago, when I stumbled across her version of Leonard Cohen's 'Suzanne,' which I really liked (I'm a big Leonard Cohen fan!)
    I started listening to Billie Holiday after watching 'Lady Sings the Blues' at the cinema years ago. I couldn't believe how well Diana Ross both sang & acted. Billie Holiday is probably my favourite jazz singer, altho I don't listen to jazz that much, so don't know a lot about it.
    I enjoyed watching a documentary about Hugh Laurie visiting New Orleans last week & seeing him play with other musicians too.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Is that the 'Let Them Talk' documentary @chiarieds? I think I've seen that. 

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Oh, I'm sorry to hear it wasn't as good as you might have expected @Username_removed

    You've got some good names in there. I used to play saxophone, and my old music teacher gave me a CD with quite a few classics on. 

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,162 Disability Gamechanger
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for the link @chiarieds. I believe I have seen that, but I might re-watch later now I'm in a jazzy mood.

    Wow @Username_removed that would be an amazing place to retire :open_mouth:

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  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    I love where I live but if I ever got the chance I would get somewhere in wales on the sea front with a balcony to live out the rest of my life I like America mike but even though I am English wales is my home and where my heart is 
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    I live in the Welsh Country side now but my next and last goal is the sea front in wales Mike wether I get there will be another matter lol 
  • csno01
    csno01 Community member Posts: 393 Pioneering
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    Jazz is both an interesting and diverse genre of music. I like to listen to it mostly in the morning, while im having a brew. 
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