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Spooky Halloween jazz

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Out of all the countless playlists I have created, I've never done one with a Halloween theme.  I've seen some short jazz playlist out there on the Internet, mostly singers, mostly songs like "Witchcraft" and "That Old Black Magic." But I'm looking for instrumentals with spooky title and more importantly spooky sound.

I'm not able to come up with much.

"Ghost Town" by Jackie McLean

"Evolution" by Grachan Moncur (not a spooky title, but it sure sounds eerie)

"Witch Hunt" and "Dance Cadaverous" by Wayne Shorter 

"Miles Runs the Voodoo Down"-- Miles Davis

There must be a lot more out there...maybe some stuff on ECM...there's sometimes that whispery, tense, even menacing sound.

 

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There's a Jack Walrath tune from his 1988 album Neohippus -- either "Village Of The Darned" or maybe "Fright Night" (I've forgotten which one) -- that is just about THE single spookiest sounding jazz tune I've ever heard.

Can't seem to find any on-line samples to narrow it down, but I'm almost positive it's one of those two tunes.

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3 hours ago, Milestones said:

Out of all the countless playlists I have created, I've never done one with a Halloween theme.  I've seen some short jazz playlist out there on the Internet, mostly singers, mostly songs like "Witchcraft" and "That Old Black Magic." But I'm looking for instrumentals with spooky title and more importantly spooky sound.

I'm not able to come up with much.

"Ghost Town" by Jackie McLean

"Evolution" by Grachan Moncur (not a spooky title, but it sure sounds eerie)

"Witch Hunt" and "Dance Cadaverous" by Wayne Shorter 

"Miles Runs the Voodoo Down"-- Miles Davis

There must be a lot more out there...maybe some stuff on ECM...there's sometimes that whispery, tense, even menacing sound.

 

Jackie McLean and Grachan Moncur, "Frankenstein"

Duke Ellington, "Night Creature: Stalking Monster"

Miles Davis, "Sorcerer" 

Claude Thornhill, "Portrait of a Guinea Farm"

Frank Newton, "Jitters"

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Witches and Devils by Albert Ayler

Halloween Spooks by Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross

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How about one of Red Garland's Prestige trio albums with Paul Chambers and Arthur Taylor?

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Andrew Hill - Dance with Death 

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12 hours ago, sidewinder said:

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The old perennial..

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"Nightmare" by Artie Shaw

"New Year's Eve In a Haunted House" by Raymond Scott

"Old Man Mose Is Dead" by Louis Armstrong

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