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#436680 - 11/05/17 11:41 AM [Best of YouTube] Modern Jazz quartet at its finest
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This gal and her entire band just blow me away everytime I hear them.
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#437319 - 11/09/17 06:53 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: Modern Jazz quartet at its finest [Re: MusicStudent]
bluage Offline

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Dear "MusicStudent"...

Ms. Krall's accreditation and recognition of her influences is as impressive her music, too!

"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

#437380 - 11/10/17 09:06 AM [Best of YouTube] Re: Modern Jazz quartet at its finest [Re: MusicStudent]
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I didn't have time to listen to the full thing - but wow, if that isn't some fine craftsmanship! It brings a smile to my face to see young people still making classic sounding music like this. Goes to show it's very much alive.

Thanks for sharing!

#437610 - 11/11/17 09:39 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: Modern Jazz quartet at its finest [Re: MusicStudent]
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Originally Posted By: MusicStudent
This gal and her entire band just blow me away everytime I hear them.

Yes, it's virtually impossible to overstate the talent.

Jeff Hamilton has to be one of the most musical drummers ever. Love his work.

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#445667 - 12/17/17 08:37 AM [Best of YouTube] Re: Modern Jazz quartet at its finest [Re: MusicStudent]
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Krall is absolutely one of the best of the best out there. I could listen to that voice and that piano all day cool
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#446465 - 12/20/17 10:23 PM [Best of YouTube] Re: Modern Jazz quartet at its finest [Re: MusicStudent]
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Loc: Alabama, USA
Diana Krall has been my favorite female Jazz singer for about 8 or 9 years, now. Steve Tyrell is my favorite male Jazz singer. My favorite song by her is "Frim Fram Sauce". And she's a fantastic Jazz pianist.

Anthony Wilson, on guitar, is simply one of the very best Jazz guitarists of the past 15 - 20 years. He's a bit of an odd character at times, but put an axe in his hands and it becomes magic.

Thanks for bringing my fave female jazz vocalist to the attention of those who may not know her.


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#456569 - 02/09/18 01:25 AM [Best of YouTube] Re: Modern Jazz quartet at its finest [Re: MusicStudent]
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The cleanup routine does the following:
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Automatic Soloing!
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Soloist Maker
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