Skating to Jazz

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  1. reut

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    While impatiently :) waiting for the videos of Stéphane Lambiel's new program to "Puttin' on the Ritz" I recalled and watched some other programs to jazz music I liked.

    I love "light" jazz as a music and I love when it is performed on the ice. Not every skater does it justice though. You need to have good skating and dancing skills for this, to be able to feel the music and catch the rhythm which with jazz is not an easy task at all.

    Do you have any jazzy performances and programs that you like? Please, share. :)

    Some performances that I like:

    Stéphane Lambiel
    Tainted love
    Let the good times roll
    Don't stop the music

    Yuna Kim
    All of me

    "Take five" was popular recently:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9is97STMLQ - Patrick Chan, SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnpRKk1fdu0 - Takahiko Kozuka, SP
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    Lu Chen 1997 Worlds SP. She missed her elements and didn't make the freeskate final, but I thought her presentation was beautiful.
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    Lu Chen was looking so cute and sexy back then. Wow.
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    I cannot post yt links since I am at work, but I wanted to mention these programs skated to Jazz:

    Puttin' on the Ritz (Jenny Kirk- she was pretty good in this)

    Take Five- Shishkova & Naumov (92 Oly SP), Torville Dean (pro)

    Got the blues for you (not sure if this is Jazz, though): Krylova-Ovssianikov (exhibition around 98/99 or could be 97).
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    I have no idea what the music is, but I've always loved Wilson & McCall's 1984 freedance, here performed at the Sarajevo Olympics. Ignore Peggy Fleming's comments, she is an idiot.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t99j7r-DGp0
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    Thank you for posting this one :)
    The music is "Staccato's Theme" by Elmer Bernstein and it's very nice FD.As for the comments , maybe Peggy was little bit too harsh :shuffle:but i guess it applies to most of the commentators once in a while.Tracy herself sometimes is not the brightest and fair cockie in the jar either :slinkaway but i still like her comments.
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    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012
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    Tomas Verner 2007 NHK Trophy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCpToQIWeks&feature=related

    I've always loved Tomas and felt he should have medaled on the World stage (he came close a few times). I think Tomas is a wonderfully expressive (and sexy) skater. His countryman, Brezina, has a sexy voice and great jumping ability, but none of the expressiveness that Tomas possesses. Will be interesting to see if Brezina's new coaching situation helps improve his presentation skills.

    Gary Beacom -- I'm Your Man Love it! Love him!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iJLlBn8-pE

    Cousins' Satan Takes a Holiday (posted earlier) is one of my absolute favorite skating performances!

    Thanks for this thread (I'd forgotten about some of the performances posted). :)


    ETA: Beacom I'm Your Man (Vocal version)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjHpnsI9Xh8&feature=fvwrel
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    I agree so much
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    :confused: This music is considered jazz? Seriously? I listen to a lot of jazz, all periods and genres, and this doesn't sound even remotely like any kind of jazz I've ever heard.
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    Same here.It is cofusing and unusual .Maybe the following info can help
    http://www.apassion4jazz.net/jazz.html
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    I'm still not convinced. Maybe the piece as originally written and orchestrated qualifies, but this arrangement sounds more like Linichuk saying "I like this music, and it has the word 'jazz' in the title, so we can call it a jazz dance."
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    Yannick Ponsero 2009 free skate

    To some skaters, jazz music is a chance to slouch and not point their toes and straighten their arms and legs. To others, jazz music is a medium to express a kind of freedom unlike any other genre.
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    :rollin: Good point and i give up.:slinkaway
    Another (more jazz convincing)piece from Linichuk's students :)
    Grishuk & Platov 1993 FD -"St.James Infirmary"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFhf07juwUE
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    Regardless of how skaters choose to perform to it, to me jazz music has certain elements that separate it from pop or any other genre - elements such as syncopation, swing (whether hard or soft), improvisation, etc. The music of that Dom/Shabs program didn't (to my ear) have any of the above. To me it sounded more like popular musical theater or a film score.
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    Shostakovich's Waltz 2 for Jazz Suite is very clearly and definitely waltz. I've no idea why it has the word "jazz" in the title, but calling it jazz makes me LOL. Perhaps a joke on Shostakovich's part? :p

    There are tons of skaters who use more or less real jazz music, but few can truly express the essence and spirit of jazz.
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    Now we're talking jazz. A 30s style, blues-influenced jazz number, but not an out-and-out blues as Sandra claims. A moaning saxophone does not a blues make, babe. (Apologies for being a pedant on that score. :slinkaway)
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    Tracy Wilson and Rob McCall Billion Dollar Baby pro program

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rxcw7I3GIo

    Zip A Dee Doo Dah wouldn't normally be considered jazz, but Satchmo - 'nuff said. :cool: Dorothy Hamill in 1988.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHM-JhfpwvY

    Does this Irving Berlin song qualify as jazz? It was originally written for Judy Garland in Easter Parade, but the number was cut because it was considered too risque. :rolleyes: Here Katarina Witt does it justice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4RhXREbknA
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    It would be considered classical, definitely, but Shostakovich was inspired heavily by jazz in his creation of the suite.
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    I did not know that. Thanks for the info.
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    Umm, Olga Markova's neon green boa was a jazz number too, yes? Louis Armstrong? I pick that! :D
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    It's too bad Denise didn't come back for the 94 LiliHammer Games. She landed 3lutz, 3t, and 3sal in 1990 like it was nothing. Didn't Witt finish 6th with just a 3toe?
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    Plus far better spins than any of the medalists.
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    Kozuka is quite a jazz man ;)
    2005/2006 SP Sing, Sing, Sing by Benny Goodman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl43Hzy5eVs (Just music, couldn’t find a link to performance)
    2005/2006 LP Piano Concerto in F by George Gershwin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuWpalAQoYU
    2006/2007 Exhibition I Could Have Danced All Night by Jamie Cullum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHLMcdQE1O8
    2008/2009 SP Take Five by the Dave Brubeck Quartet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnpRKk1fdu0
    2008/2009 Exhibition Save the Last Dance for Me by Michael Buble http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NALIvgHQMk (with 3S + reverse-rotation 2S combination :D)
    2011/2012 SP Inner Urge by Joe Henderson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQqDLc_BkKY
    And his lovely brand new exhibition to Moon Dance by Michael Buble http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPh-kAXsrwo

    I just have to say I really like this guy’s music choices. Other than above mentioned he used some classic rock, rock folk, blues, (Simon & Garfunkel, Bee Gees, Nick Drake, John Mayer, Blues Brothers), some guitar (Guitar Concerto and Jimi Hendrix), great soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi.
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    Thank you for the list, kapriza. I really enjoy Takahiko's jazzy performances. Such more "intellectual" than passionate type of music fits his "cold" style of skating and performing, I think.
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