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fast upbeat jazz songs

Discussion in 'Music' started by Salvador, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. Salvador

    Salvador Well-Known Member

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    just wanted to get some input here about fast upbeat jazz songs.

    anyone know any songs that fit this category?
     
  2. jeff peterson

    jeff peterson Well-Known Member

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    Just heard a song tonight called "South Philly Groove" by the Charles Earland Tribute Band. Check out song samples on Amazon.
     
  3. Rachael B

    Rachael B Well-Known Member

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    COMPARED TO WHAT by Les McCann & Eddie Harris

    VULCAN WORLDS by Chic Corea and Return to Forever

    MR. GONE by Weather Report

    JUNGLE CAT by Manfredo Fest

    SHE'S NOT THERE by Christy Barron

    KUFANYA MAPENZI (Making Love) by Ramsey Lewis

    Anthony Wilson Trio - I WANT YOU (She's So Heavy)

    BUMP IT UP by Spyro Gyra

    LILLY-110-140 by Dave's True Story

    Jazz Jamaica's DOUBLE BARREL

    Lee Ritenour's FEEL THE NIGHT

    GLAD by Traffic

    How 'bout them grits? [​IMG] There could be thousands of other suggestions?!?
     
  4. Bob Turnbull

    Bob Turnbull Well-Known Member

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    Hoo Boy...Off the top o' me head:


    - "Sack O' Woe" from Cannonball Adderly's Mercy Mercy Mercy
    - "Mosaic" by Art Blakey
    - "Better Git It In Your Soul" by Charles Mingus [​IMG]
    - "Sing Sing Sing" by Benny Goodman
    - "Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue" by Duke Ellington from At Newport
    - "Windjammer" by Grant Green from Live At The Lighthouse
    - All of Jazz At Massey Hall by The Quintet
     
  5. John Watson

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    I'm not sure if "song" necessarily means vocal, but MANHATTAN TRANSFER did lots of uptempo materiel that qualifies
     
  6. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Well-Known Member

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    The ultimate classic fast jazz tune is Salt Peanuts.

    Heck, any of Parker's classic material- Koko, Ornithology, Scrapple from the Apple, etc.

    Pretty much anything that isn't a ballad would answer your question.
     
  7. Richard Travale

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    upbeat, fast tempo, jazz...two words, Be-Bop!
    check out Bird (Charlie Parker), Dizzy Gillespie, early Coltrane,Oscar Peterson and Thelonius Monk to name a few.
     
  8. Salvador

    Salvador Well-Known Member

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    pretty good suggestions

    favorite so far is GLAD by Traffic.

    thanks, keep em coming!
     
  9. Rachael B

    Rachael B Well-Known Member

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    CHAMELEON by Herbie Hancock or Montie Alexander or one of the other covers....

    ON THE CORNER by Miles Davis

    TEQUILA by David Sanborn

    SPACE CADETS by Harvey Mason

    You should think fusion jazz maybe...? [​IMG]
     

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