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Day 89: Jazz Music

17 Aug

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After filling up on enough “Mighty Boosh” for a decade, I have gone into my own jazz trance.

I love jazz music myself, and I’ve picked out a select few that catch me in a good mood. Hopefully you will have a jazz trance just like me!

So, here are 10 of my favorite jazz songs:

1. Take Five by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

2. Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller

3. The Sheik Of Araby by Django Reinhardt

4. Body And Soul by Billie Holiday

5. Frenesi by Artie Shaw

6. Take The “A” Train by Duke Ellington

7. If I Didn’t Care by The Ink Spots

8. Guilty by  Al Bowlly

9. Singin’ The Blues by Frankie Trumbauer And His Orchestra

10. In The Mood by Glenn Miller

If you’re a fan of 30s and 40s jazz, check out the Woody Allen film Radio Days (1987). Not only is it one of my favorite films in general, it is also jam-packed with great music!

The plot is about a man remembering his childhood in a Jewish Household in the 40s… it focuses on how the radio greatly impacted his childhood. It is wonderful, and seeing Seth Green as a kid (he’s the tiny red head) is just adorable!!

Here is a clip featuring my favorite song in the whole movie (“September Song”)

Check this movie out… you won’t regret it!

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Day 81: Young Bride by Midlake

9 Aug

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To continue Paste Mag Video Week, I bring you another great band from the DVD sampler!

Hailing from Denton, Texas, Midlake is an indie-rock/folk band just waiting to be listened to. The band initially started out playing jazz music (inspired by the likes of Herbie Hancock), but soon transitioned into their current genre over a few years. While they may not be extremely famous here in the US, they make quite an impact in Europe (especially with their label “Bella Union Records” in London, England).

The year the sampler came out, they had a very sweet song called “Young Bride”, accompanied with a video, which made it onto the DVD. While the vid is a bit sad, it is sweet and gentle and something easy to listen to. On a side note, I particularly love the violin part. So gorgeous!!

If you’re a fan of the likes of Fleet Foxes and Blind Pilot, be sure to check out Midlake!

So here you go! Enjoy “Young Bride” by Midlake!