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Old 26th December 2011 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FRANZ KAFKA ➡️
Elvin Jones + Pete Rock --Drums, Samples

(post-LSD) John Coltrane --Tenor Saxophone

Michel Chion/William Burroughs --Samples/Noise/Cut-Ups

John Cage --Muting Things (Bandleader)

Vangelis + Art of Noise + Brian Eno --Synth/Textures/FX

Sun Ra --Vocals Keys


Joujouka in the background.

Great choices. Really thinking outta the box, I like it.
Old 27th December 2011
  #92
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🎧 15 years
My fantasy band already exists. Charlie Haden's Quartet West.
Old 27th December 2011
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Ack what a great thread!

Not really sure I've thought about this as an ensemble, it's more like a list of my favourite players.

Drums -> Steve Reid
Sax -> Coltrane or Pharoah Sanders
Piano -> Brad Mehldau
Bass -> Charlie Haden
Electronics + More Piano -> Esbjörn Svensson
More electronics -> Mira Calix

Although Robert Glasper and Keith Jarrett should be in there somewhere...
Old 28th December 2011
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I've always wanted to play split lead in the 1950s Basie Band with Snooky Young, Thad Jones and Joe Newman. That's my dream gig and dream band
Old 28th December 2011
  #95
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Crap revisionist thread.
Fantasy is for priapic teenagers
However.
Satchmo
Duke
Coleman
Ella
Art
Recorded by Val Valentine or Roy DuNann with cool rhythm section of their choice
Old 28th December 2011 | Show parent
  #96
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Originally Posted by Rolo 46 ➡️
Satchmo
Duke
Coleman
Ella
Art
If Art's in there, what's the Duke doing? And no room for Basie and his rhythm section? Or Django? Or Eddie Condon (even as just bandwrangler and story-teller).

But most of this band have already played together - does that disqualify me?
Old 28th December 2011
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Art Pepper, dear boy.
Disqualified
Sit on the naughty step please.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by henryrobinett ➡️
To me, the closest to the perfect jazz group was the one right after that Miles Quintet; the Miles Davis Sextet that included Cannonball Adderly and Bill Evans, along with Coltrane, Philly Jo Jones and Paul Chambers. The only crime with that band was that it was grossly under recorded. We have Kind of Blue, Milestones, Jazz at the Plaza, Live at Newport '58. Come on, I hope somewhere there's a vault with another 12 sides yet too be discovered.
+1

but then again.. it could be the count basie band with ella

or duke's orchestra..

or miles with gil evans arranging (heaven)
Old 28th December 2011 | Show parent
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Fair cop.

But allow me one more

Adrian
Old 31st December 2011
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Papa Jo Jones on drums anyone?
Old 31st December 2011 | Show parent
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Meets the main criterion - he's dead!
Old 1st January 2012
  #102
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I'd go with this lineup:

Trumpets: Clark Terry, Harry James, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Eldridge

Alto Sax: Johnny Hodges, Paul Desmond
Tenor Sax: Johnny Griffiths, Stan Getz
Bari Sax: Harry Carney

Trombones: Jack Teagarden, J.J. Johnson, Al Grey

Piano: Oscar Peterson
Bass: Ray Brown
Drums: Gene Krupa
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