jazz_slang_of_the_day
Brad Sick (sik) adj: The quality of being so frighteningly good at one's instrument as to strike fear mixed with admiration in the hearts of one's fellow musicians. 000619
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Brad Sweet (SWEET) adj: The quality of being watered down or "white." "Sweet" is the opposite of "swinging." In the 40s, the Basie band would be considered a "Swing" band while Glenn Miller would be considered a "sweet" band. 000620
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Brad jive (JIV) adj: The quality of being less than desirable. Something that is "jive" is corny, trite, or otherwise unworthy of serious consideration by people 'in the know.' 000620
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Brad Chops (chps) n. 1. Technical prowess or fluency at one's instrument. 2. The lips or mouth of a horn player. 3. Ability to play a certain style e.g. "My blues chops" or "my lead trumpet chops." 000620
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Brad Bird (Brd): n. Charlie Parker. Also "Yardbird." 000620
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Brad Piece (PEECE) n. The mouthpiece of a woodwind or brass instrument. 000621
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Brad Axe (Acks): n. 1. Any particular musical instrument. 2. The abstract concept of any musical instrument. 000621
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Brad riff (rif): n. Any repeated pattern or ostinato figure, typified by basie-style horn lines in big bands and by jazz-funk bass patterns. Possibly derived from the word "refrain." 000622
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Brad hang (hayng): 1. n. A gathering of individuals, most likely musicians, to drink beer, listen to records, and/or enjoy conversation. 2. v. To participate in such a gathering. 000622
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Brad side (sd): n. A recording, particularly a jazz recording. May refer to any medium, but most often used in reference to vinyl records. 000622
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Brad oops... that was supposed to be a long "I" sound on "side," and not the . My apologies. 000622
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Brad Heavy (HEH-vee): 1. adj. The quality of being emotionally deep or complex; profound. 2. adj. describing someone who is extremely talented or proficient at a musical instrument. 000622
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Brad Trane (trayn): n. John Coltrane. 000622
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Brad Diz (diz) n. John "Dizzy" Gillespie. 000622
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Brad dig (dihg): 1. v. To respond enthusiastically to something; to like. 2. v. To devote one's attention to or examine something; to check out. 3. a Miles Davis tune written over the chord changes to Sweet Georgia Brown. 000623
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Brad wig (wihg) n. Brain. 000623
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Brad Woodshed (WUD-shehd): 1. v. To practice diligently one's instrument. 2. n. The place where this diligent practice takes place. 3. n. The abstract concept of a fictional place where one practices. A word that goes hand in hand with the other jazz slang "chops" and "axe." 000624
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Brad Bread (bred) n. Money. 000624
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Brad stroll (strohl) v. The act of not playing during one or more portions of a tune; to lay out. 000626
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galutoid The jazz scene at Wally's in Boston has become somewhat of a cutting contest. 011005
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suicidalchinadoll oh jazz slang.. 041210
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oldephebe yea-up

those were the days
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a selmer six alto sax, a stanley teale mouthpiece, 3.5 reed

what else do you need?
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well a good fake book and a first rate trio to back you up
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no reason aw. he forgot "cat". 041210
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JdAwG Jazz guitar is the worst paying gig in the world. Nobody wants guitar players...everyone gravitates towards pianists....as much as I love you Ashley....fuck you, in a lovng sort of way 041211
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suicidalchinadoll funny, I felt the same way.
inversely.

so..um..fuck you too. :)
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oE wow you hip minimalist kids with your nihilistic terms of endearment
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inversely though of course
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Not Brad Cupcakes (cup CAY-eks): An excellent and poignant improvisation in the keys of C Major or c minor, especially one that inspires tender, delicate sentiments, thereby causing everyone's muscles to go limp as they drop their instruments and slump into their chairs, weeping. 080106
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z monster: did you hear him blow? that cat is a monster! 080107
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suicidalchinadoll I read through this and wonder..."this is slang?...who knew!" 080526
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