July-29th-2003, 07:09 AM
autumn leaves from cannonball's "somethin' else"
summertime from garner's "body and soul"
equinox from "coltrane's sound"
my funny valentine from miles's "58 sessions"
July-29th-2003, 07:17 AM
the cantilena of speech
George Russell's arrangement of "Round Midnight", surely.
July-29th-2003, 11:25 AM
Pepper Adams, on Mingus' "Moanin'"
July-29th-2003, 11:41 AM
Sonny Rollins,"Skylark", from Next Album
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July-29th-2003, 12:14 PM
Hartsell Cash, 1924-2006
Hrm...can I include non-Jazz intros composed partially of spoken comments? If so, then I'll nominate Pete Anderson's intro to Dwight Yoakam's "Please, Please Baby." Funny and jaw-dropping at the same time.
July-29th-2003, 10:38 PM
John Coltrane's intro on 'Acknowledgment' from "A Love Supreme"Peace and all that.
July-29th-2003, 11:22 PM
"Love" from "First Meditations" by Coltrane. Its the beginning of my favorite album and when I hear the intro to "Love" I know I am in for a real treat.
July-30th-2003, 01:47 AM
My all time favorite intro is Pres. on Basie's "Every Tub."
July-30th-2003, 07:29 AM
the cantilena of speech
The start of Charlie Parker's "Parker's Mood" (appropriately, reproduced verbatim on Sonny Rollins' Plays for Bird too)
July-30th-2003, 12:05 PM
Joe Henderson's opening salvo on "El Barrio" from INNER URGE (Blue Note)
July-30th-2003, 01:20 PM
Oliver Nelson "Stolen Moments"--first few notes grab me every time.
Horace Silver "Sighin' And Cryin'"--I love the way the bass and drums introduce the theme, then the horns pick it up and take it a step further, then Horace follows with those infectious lines. The tune has been stuck in my head for weeks, in a good way...
Non-jazz: Les Claypool, Primus "Fish On"--incredible virtuoso bass composition opens the tune.
August-2nd-2003, 07:08 PM
braxton 'dortmund' - c-m=bo5 later known as Composition 6 C
August-5th-2003, 04:32 AM
Some great bass intros:
Duke Ellington--"Jack the Bear" (with Jimmy Blanton)
Bobby Watson--"Appointment in Milano"
Miles Davis--"So What"
Charles Mingus--"Hatian Fight Song", "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting"
August-5th-2003, 12:31 PM
Basie's intro for Joe Williams on Every Day I Have the Blues.
"Life's short, drink well."
August-5th-2003, 02:20 PM
Charles Mingus & Eric Dolphy on "Stormy Weather" from "Mingus" (candid).
A (big) mention also to "El Barrio" (Derek Taylor choice), a forgotten (thanks to DT to have exhume it) masterpiece from Joe Henderson, recorded near the end of the hardbop era.
August-21st-2003, 04:33 PM
Kills all threads!
I played Monk's Music for the first time last night and the short opening "Abide With Me" just about knocked me out.