Concrete

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Member Since: 8/9/1999
Total Mixes: 55
Total Feedback: 22
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Other Mixes By Concrete

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Cassette | Mixed Genre
Cassette | Experimental

The One True American Invention

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Raymond Scott Quintette  Dinner Music For A Pack Of Hungry Cannibals  buy on itunes
Charles Mingus  Hora Decubitus  buy on itunes
Cal Tjader  Guachi Guaro (Soul Sauce)  buy on itunes
Benny Goodman  Madhouse  buy on itunes
David "Fathead" Newman  Missy  buy on itunes
Cannonball Adderly Qunitet  Walk Tall (w/ introduction by the Rev. Jesse Jackson)  buy on itunes
The Montgomery Brothers  Delirium  buy on itunes
Don Byron  The Dicty Glide  buy on itunes
Roland Kirk & Jack McDuff  Kirk's Work  buy on itunes
Clifford Brown & the Max Roach Quintet  The Blues Walk  buy on itunes
Sonny Rollins & the Modern Jazz Quartet  The Stopper  buy on itunes
Side B
ArtistSongBuy
Fats Waller  Your Feet's Too Big  buy on itunes
James Carter  Lester Leaps In  buy on itunes
Chico Hamilton  For Mods Only  buy on itunes
Chet Baker   Pro Defunctus  buy on itunes
Art Pepper  Smack-Up  buy on itunes
Annie Ross  Twisted  buy on itunes
Glenn Miller  American Patrol  buy on itunes
Charlie Hunter Trio  Dance of the Jazz Fascists  buy on itunes
Lonnie Smith  Think  buy on itunes
Coleman Hawkins Quartet  Go Li'l Liza  buy on itunes
Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli  Sweet Georgia Brown  buy on itunes

Comment:

The problem with making a jazz mix tape is that it's almost antithetical; jazz is all about improvisation and spontaneous composition, while mix tapes are often rigid and orderly. Also factor in that the contrasts between different styles of jazz can be a lot more subtle than the differences between rock bands, and you risk making a mix that sounds the same from beginning to end to the untrained ear. Despite these difficulties, this turned out to be one of the easiest tapes for me to mix in a long time. True to style, I eschewed a majority of the hits for sides that showcase the artistry of the band or the soloist; I also tried to keep out anything that might bog it down. I love a good ballad, but I also had to take into account the person I was making this for; he likes jazz, but doesn't know anything about jazz. At least for this initial mix, I thought I'd keep it swinging the whole way thru and play it safe. Which, ironically, is also antithetical to jazz...=]'

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Fundak
Date: 8/24/2001
You know, i wish I had the knowledge to make a pure jazz tape (or what I consider jazz anyway) but I don't. I can't say what I think of this, because I just don't know--but it LOOKS good :)
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Concrete
Date: 8/24/2001
That's another problem. Most people can recognize a song listing by the Beatles or Limp Bizkit or Dave Mason and think "Oh yeah, I can see how that would sound," but with jazz, you often can't associate the song with the song title, especially if its an instrumental. There are a few exceptions, most everyone knows how "Take Five" and "In The Mood" and "Sweet Georgia Brown" go, but for the most part, I think we tend to associate songs with words, and that sometimes limits our retention...=]'
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Fundak
Date: 8/24/2001
Well I have to deal with the same thing with indierock and all of the obscure stuff I listen to. I just think that jazz has not been part of the cultural mainstream for over 50 years and even the most obscure indie stuff I listen to shares a rock n roll sensibility. Perhaps if you'd like to enlighten me, we could do a trade...
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Nautticat
Date: 8/25/2001
Lotsa great pioneer-types here. Good work. Art Pepper rocks -- well, you know what I mean. Love to see jazz on AOTM.
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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 8/26/2001
C-3, it's great to see you mixing again. You're one of the concentric, creative forces on this site; and I always look forward, with anticipation, to your playlists! ~:-p
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SwankQueen
Date: 2/7/2002
You have some truly amazing mixes.

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