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Ya like jazz?

Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,993

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edited April 8 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.



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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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,126 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,575 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 8
    Had the “privilege” of seeing Nina love in Manchester. Genuinely awful until the encore. I’m self educated when it comes to jazz but have significant amounts of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Bill Evans, Gil Evans, Tubby Hayes, Charles Mingus, EST, Cannonball Adderley, Sinatra, Ben Webster etc.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,993

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    Is that the 'Let Them Talk' documentary @chiarieds? I think I've seen that. 
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,993

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    Oh, I'm sorry to hear it wasn't as good as you might have expected @mikehughescq

    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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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,126 Disability Gamechanger
    The Hugh Laurie documentary @Tori_Scope is as you mentioned  -

  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,575 Disability Gamechanger
    I've a place in New Orleans and intend to retire there. 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,993

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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 @mikehughescq that would be an amazing place to retire :open_mouth:
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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,324 Disability Gamechanger
    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 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,575 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m also Welsh Lisa. I’ve also lived (and worked) on the sea front in Wales. Given the choice it would be NOLA every time. No shortage of water.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,324 Disability Gamechanger
    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 
  • csno01csno01 Member Posts: 208 Pioneering
    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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