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The Need for Speed

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Hi. I'm seekings recs for fast jazz and even bluegrass. Please post artists or specific albums or tracks. Even if the artist is just showing off, doesn't matter. Thank you!

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My two small boys love freaking out to Charlie Parker's Ko-Ko, Art Tatum's Tiger Rag (& Elegie) and Flatt & Scruggs' Foggy Mountain Breakdown - these are probably obvious ones but that's what they like and them kids live fast :eye:

Johnny Griffin?

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This is about as fast as you can get w/o warping into Sunny Murray Land:

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Roach / Brown: Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

Roach / Brown: Powell's Prances

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Roscoe Mitchell uses circular breathing to great effect & purpose and wails non-stop and FAST on "Shake Up" - No Side Effects (Rogueart).

Edited by paul secor

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"Giant Steps" and 'Four' & More seem like a couple other obvious ones

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Tempus Fugue-it - Bud Powell

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Art pepper on Cherokee is blazing.

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I'm sure there are "faster" bluegrass bits, but EMD by David Grisman conveys a great sense of forward momentum.

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Freddie Hubbard & Co. on "Just One Of Those Things" from Hub of Hubbard. (oops....guess David Ayers won't be listening to this). ^_^

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