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Anyone got any recommendations for the impending winter nights?
My favourites are Black Earth and Sunset Mission
Dolores is really good too.
I never really managed to get into Geisterfaust
Or you could listen to some David Axelrod http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frQDGNVG_98
Are Portico Quartet melancholy? I dunno. Downtempo though:
These are a bit darker:
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (MFDC's electronicy side)
Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation (KDE's not-electronicy side)
Somewhere off Jazz Street
Compared to which this is positively upbeat:
Some/all of those are probably quite obvious though. But don't neglect early Tortoise! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZppQHFPoou8
Is that a typical track.....I want it !.....I see Ad Noiseam sell it but only as MP3 or Vinyl.....not CD
But then, I don't actually own anything myself - mostly due to the availability issues you mentioned. And possibly because I tend to prefer the Kilimanjaro stuff (although, again, I don't actually own any :-s).
I'm only just getting into Jazz to be honest, the only classic stuff I have is by Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Nina Simone (does she count?) so I'm hardly an expert.
and how melancholy is her music!
Maybe a bit too melancholy but worth checking out either way.
Thanks so much, but seriously
"You might also like... Robbie Williams, U2, Elvis Presley, Anastasia, Christina Aguilara, Mariah Cary"
that was from we7
John Coltrane's Favourite Things is one for me after seeing it soundtrack American Splendor
Dale Cooper Quartet and the Dictaphones (similar to Bohren) - on spotify, search for 'parole de navarre'
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
^^^^^ this isn't strictly melancholic for it's entirety, but it's probably the most stunning jazz album i've ever heard, and I think everyone should have at least given it a go during their lifetime. On spotify.
Zed-U - night time on the middle passage
this is a new-ish British "jazz" band, they cover a lot of styles but tend to keep at least an element of melancholy throughout. Well worth a listen, and even more worth seeing live. It's on spotify.
My favourite album ever possibly.
But the pinnacle of Mingus melancholia (in bite-size form anyway) I'd say is Theme for Lester Young / Goodbye Pork-Pie Hat.
Just off top...
CHET BAKER - "Chet Baker Sings". Mega Melancholy
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - "John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman" is fucking amazing.
Keith Jarret - "The Melody at Night With You" - or - "Changeless".
Sparse and beautiful.
Arve Henriksen - "Strjon".
Not Jazz, but good for winter - MeShell Ndegeocello "Bitter". Melancholy as focccccck.
Obviously... Vince Guaraldi Trio - "A Charlie Brown Christmas". Not
melancholy, but has the innocence of childhood all wrapped up in it. Which can be kind of sad...
Keith Jarrett – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wVJVRnh6qs
Chet Baker - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyVDPo3pMsc
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXyGUfLKAYk
Meshell Ndegeocello - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc5XJTI4LWg
Vince Guaraldi Trio - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gmiSPMHrWQ