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    Your top ten favorite songs.

    1.)Dave Holland- Dream of the Elders.
    2.) Gabriel Night Grey- Whiskey. (local musican, to bad he got jailed)
    3.)Wayne Shorter-Witch hunt.
    4.)Waylon Jennings-Dont you this outlaw bit's done got out of hand.
    5.)Elvin Jones- Shinjitu.
    5.) Charles Mingus- Thrice upon a theme.
    7.) John Abercrombie-Waiting.
    8.) Brad Mehldau- Knives out.
    8.)Jaco pastorius-Punk jazz. (Amazingly enough, I only like two songs by jaco)
    9.)Jaco pastorius- Donna Lee.
    10.) Herbie Hancock- Maiden voyage.
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    I'll just list some favorite songs and stop at 10, instead of making it an aesthetic competition.

    Steve Tibbets-Clear Day and No Memories
    John Abercrombie-Timeless
    Ralph Towner-The Prince and the Sage
    Keith Jarrett-The Cure
    Jack DeJohnette-Third World Anthem
    Dave Holland-Conference of the Birds
    Henri Texier-The Lost Kids of Nairobi
    John McLaughlin/Shakti-The Eagle and the Daffodil
    Miroslav Vitous-First Meeting
    Chick Corera-What Game Shall We Play Today

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    This requires way too much thought and planning to be entirely accurate, but I'll do my best...

    Here are the first ten I thought of, in no particular order:

    "Reflections," as played by T. Monk and S. Rollins on Sonny Rollins vol 2
    "Strawberry Fields," The Beatles
    "Black Hole," Beck
    "Isobel," Bjork
    "Child At Heart," Bill Frisell, Kermit Driscoll, and Joey Baron
    "Speed Freaks," Naked City
    "A Love Supreme, part II - Resolution," John Coltrane
    "One Summer Dream," E.L.O.
    "Same Old Lang Syne," Dan Fogelberg
    "Crystal Lake," Grandaddy

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    This is a near impossible task! Since saxophones have been on my mind of late, and in the interest of being current, here are my top ten songs of relatively recent vintage by saxophone playing jazz artists (how' that for altering the parameters of the question?)

    The Desegregation of Our Children- David Murray
    Trouble In The World- James Carter
    Children's World- Maceo Parker
    My One and Only Love- Joshua Redman
    Sweet Sorrow- Joshua Redman
    African Exchange Student- Kenny Garrett
    Wayne's Thang- Kenny Garrett
    The Way We Were- David S. Ware
    Layin' In The Cut- James Carter
    My Foolish Heart- Ernie Krivda
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly_R
    This requires way too much thought and planning to be entirely accurate
    Quote Originally Posted by jav
    This is a near impossible task!
    ...exactly!


    I'd probably spend forever philosophising about what I mean by "best".
    The most accomplished music, or songs that I enjoy the most now, or ones
    that I've enjoyed for the longest time (but no longer regard as exceptional)?

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    hmm well my top 10 favorites are going to be a little different then most on here...but in no particular order, my favorites:

    Stormy Weather-Ella Fitzgerald
    Dispy Doodle- Ella Fitzgerald
    Tuxedo Junction-Glenn Miller
    Little Brown Jug- Glenn Miller
    Tangerine- Jimmy Dorsey
    Satin Doll- Duke Ellington
    Woodchopper's Ball- Count Basie
    April in Paris- Count Basie
    No Name Jive- Glen Gray
    Route 66- Nat King Cole

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    1st 10 to flit through my brain - here we go:

    happiness is a warm gun
    waltz for debby
    we had a sister
    wise up
    self portrait in three colors
    i'm through with love
    if not for you
    imagine
    zhivago
    crooked creek
    la jetee

    (oops... "our amps go to 11.")

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    right now I would say

    Brooklyn Sometimes
    Witch hunt
    Footprints
    Very Early
    Gone with the wind
    Question and Answer
    Falling Grace
    If I should Lose You
    I can't quit you baby
    Dazed and Confused
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    At the moment?

    Just Annother Murder
    Zhivago
    The Next Step
    Global Citizen
    Give And Take
    Egg Radio
    Straight No Chaser (Allways loved this)
    Rhythm-A-Ning
    Oleo
    Thru The Eyes Of Ruby/The Aeroplane Flies High

    A couple of thoose (Oleo in particular) I live because they are greast to play at gigs, even If I can't find a "definitive" version on record.

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    Right now...

    1) Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting - Charles Mingus
    2) My Favorite Things - John Coltrane
    3) Nefertiti - Miles Davis
    4) Idle Moments - Grant Green
    5) Well, You Needn't - Thelonious Monk
    6) Ko Ko - Charlie Parker
    7) A Night In Tunisia - Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
    8) Blues Etude - Oscar Peterson Trio
    9) West End Blues - Louis Armstrong
    10) Black & Tan Fantasy - Duke Ellington
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    Red Clay-All time favorite. The best song EVER! Period-By Freddie Hubbard
    Bright Size Life-By Pat Metheny
    Desafinado-by Jobim
    Night Dreamer-by Wayne Shorter
    Joy Spring-by Clifford Brown
    Easy Living-by Robin/Ranger (whoever that is)
    Last Train Home-by Pat Metheny
    Scrapple From the Apple-Charlie Parker
    Sugar-Stanley Turrentine
    La Fiesta-Chick Corea
    #11.Take the "A" Train-by Billy Strayhorn

    I could add a bunch more but.....

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    1 - Django - John Lewis
    2 - In a sentimental mood - Ellington
    3 - Giant Steps - Coltrane
    4 - Smoke Gets in your eyes - Kern
    5 - Making Woopie - Donaldson/Kahn
    6 - Footprints - Wayne Shorter
    7 - Cheese Cake - Gordon
    8 - Watermelon Man - Hancock
    9 - My Funny Valentine
    10 - Caravan - Ellington ... and Satin Doll ... and Sofisticated Lady... and ...
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    Definitely not definitive, just some of my favourite songs.

    Cantaloupe island - herbie hancock
    So What - Miles Davis
    One for Daddy-O - Cannonball adderly
    My Favourite Things - John Coltrane
    Moanin' - Art Blakey
    Chameleon - herie hancock
    Red Clay - Freddie Hubbard
    Right Off - Miles Davis
    Sookie Sookie, Idle moments - Grant Green
    Power Of Soul - Idris Muhammad

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    Cool

    1.you never told me you care/james carter
    2.if you could see me now/roy brooks
    3.chelsea bridge/pepper adams
    4.spring can really hang you up the most/nathan davis
    5.In order to form a more perfect union/karl denson
    6.introspection/steve lacy
    7.You're sensational/mary stallings
    8.whisper not/benny golson
    9.flight to jordan/duke jordan with cecil payne
    10.yesterdays/booker ervin

    Hi all

    the above tunes are cover versions of some classic standards and some not so classic.I am sure you will all notice a few of the compositions listed they're are from various albums in my collection.Thought i add a little twist to this post.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mwangu
    I'll just list some favorite songs and stop at 10, instead of making it an aesthetic competition.

    Steve Tibbets-Clear Day and No Memories
    John Abercrombie-Timeless
    Ralph Towner-The Prince and the Sage
    Keith Jarrett-The Cure
    Jack DeJohnette-Third World Anthem
    Dave Holland-Conference of the Birds
    Henri Texier-The Lost Kids of Nairobi
    John McLaughlin/Shakti-The Eagle and the Daffodil
    Miroslav Vitous-First Meeting
    Chick Corera-What Game Shall We Play Today
    When I saw Chick Corea in a solo piano concert in April, someone shouted out a request that he play "What Game Shall We Play Today." He made a funny, negative face and sang the title in an exaggerated scornful voice, then made some comment that made it clear that he thought it was a ridiculous song.

    I always liked it, especially with Flora Purim's vocal, so that surprised me.

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