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Has anyone mentioned Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet? The one track everyone knows would be "Take Five" but the opening track, "Blue Rondo à la Turk" is just amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc34Uj8wlmE

Also I'm quite partial to The Modern Jazz Quartet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st9v3We7CNU

And there's a box set of Django Reinhart I've got which I'd recommend. As you can guess I'm more into the pre-60's/'70's stuff but I do love Bitches Brew and In A Silent Way too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iJ7bs4mTUY

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Ages ago, someone posted some youtube videos that popped into my head yesterday. I had a good search round the music forum but I couldn't find it again. From what I remember, it was a German band with keys and synth drums and kind of fusiony, maybe with a name like "Take" or "Space," something short like that anyway... anyone know what I'm on about?

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Has anyone mentioned Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet? The one track everyone knows would be "Take Five" but the opening track, "Blue Rondo à la Turk" is just amazing.

Joe Morello died the other day. Timely bump.

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Ages ago, someone posted some youtube videos that popped into my head yesterday. I had a good search round the music forum but I couldn't find it again. From what I remember, it was a German band with keys and synth drums and kind of fusiony, maybe with a name like "Take" or "Space," something short like that anyway... anyone know what I'm on about?

For some reason I'm thinking of Passport or something, but I doubt it's them. Any idea what year?

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Saw Polar Bear last time they played Belfast. Their drummer was off the hook. He should join the Mars Volta.

Yeah, I love Seb Rochford - as Ben says, it all seems so effortless. I just love the whole Polar Bear set up, where he talks very slowly and quietly in between songs, seeming like the most affable bloke in the world, and then they play something like King of Aberdeen and the drumming is mind meltingly awesome. I spent a large part of the gig watching him and Tom Herbert on bass. The variation in their playing is immense, they just never seem to repeat anything.

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Pleasantly surprised at how great Neneh Cherry and The Thing's album is. I only really know Neneh Cherry from Buffalo Stance and 7 Seconds but she reminds me of Erykah Badu a bit on this and I love her. The Thing tone down their improvisational side a little and the whole thing works really well, with covers of MF Doom and The Stooges' Dirt thrown in for good measure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do9b9jpIyV8

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I came upon this in my jazz travels and thought it was worth sharing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUI9s-Jtr8Y

It sits somewhere between Billy Cobham (not as crazy as that, but similar beat) and Larry Young (not as serious as that, but similar tone). The whole album is very good, the title track in particular is a brilliant, slightly oppressive, driving funk-storm.

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