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(vanity) Help identify background jazz music in this TV ad
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Posted on 03/10/2013 4:15:38 PM PDT by martin_fierro

Can anyone identify the artist that plays the jazzy background music in this Stella Artois ad?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvzEuq-aDCo


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: jazz; music; stellaartois; theartist
I (and apparently a lot of others in Teh Intarwebz) find it to be a challenge to "name that tune."
1 posted on 03/10/2013 4:15:38 PM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: martin_fierro
If you have a smartphone, there's an app called Shazam that will identify pretty much any tune.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shazam_%28service%29

2 posted on 03/10/2013 4:21:33 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: martin_fierro

4 Ways To Find Out The Name Of That Elusive Song

...With the help of a computer or cellphone, you can usually find a song title, be it via the lyrics, melody, or even a characteristic beat....

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-ways-find-song/

Identify That Song With Google’s Sound Search Widget For Android [Updates]

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/identify-that-song-with-googles-sound-search-widget-for-android-updates/


3 posted on 03/10/2013 4:21:41 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: martin_fierro

Sounds like Bill Evans at first. But then comes the sappy sax.


4 posted on 03/10/2013 4:21:50 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: martin_fierro

I can’t identify the song, but the saxophonist sounds a lot like Coltrane.


5 posted on 03/10/2013 4:22:54 PM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: martin_fierro

Hmmm. Sounds a little like Bill Evans.


6 posted on 03/10/2013 4:23:07 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: martin_fierro

Ask the company

http://www.stellaartois.com/en/us/home


7 posted on 03/10/2013 4:23:48 PM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Moltke

Yep, tried Shazam already. That thing never works for me. < |:(~


8 posted on 03/10/2013 4:23:58 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

It might be a custom written piece for the commercial.

I think Shazam has a problem because the guy is talking in the background.


9 posted on 03/10/2013 4:27:03 PM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: rlmorel

Yeah, I was afraid of that.

Still, the song has a “vintage vibe” to it.


10 posted on 03/10/2013 4:29:09 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
I don't know that tune, but I've been amazed at some of the background music I've been hearing on TV ads. For example, a recent Kia spot featured Bobby Day & the Satellites' obscure 1958 release Beep-Beep-Beep. And another ad featured I Love You, California, a tune which few Californians know, even though it's our state song.
11 posted on 03/10/2013 4:30:49 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: martin_fierro

Mostly works for me, but this little piece was too short and the voice-over probably didn’t help either.

Perhaps: A little jingle made just for this commercial.


12 posted on 03/10/2013 4:32:34 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: rlmorel

How did you know what I was writing?


13 posted on 03/10/2013 4:33:53 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: martin_fierro

Sounds like variations on ‘I Dream of You’. Brubeck did it as a cut on one of his records, IIRC.


14 posted on 03/10/2013 4:34:19 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: martin_fierro

Don’t know. Good commercial, good beer. Thanks for posting.


15 posted on 03/10/2013 4:37:58 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Moltke
I know your password.

(heh, I am a sysadmin and I have that button on my door...:)

16 posted on 03/10/2013 4:37:58 PM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: martin_fierro

I don’t know his name, but here’s his picture.

http://www.anheuser-busch.com/s/uploads/stella_piano1-e1358275595414.jpg


17 posted on 03/10/2013 4:39:08 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: martin_fierro
Could it be: No Problem by Art Blakely's Jazz Messengers from their 1962 album 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,'
18 posted on 03/10/2013 4:41:36 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: martin_fierro

A company called ‘Sound Tree’ has done custom music for Stella Artois. Stella Artois has also used Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers for spots.


19 posted on 03/10/2013 4:46:43 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Fiji Hill

Thanks for those links, the CA state song was interesting and awful. It’s no wonder no one knows it.


20 posted on 03/10/2013 4:46:50 PM PDT by Eva
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To: martin_fierro

Oh wait, I think I’ve got it: A commercial for a liquid that pretends to be beer uses a jingle that pretends to be jazz. Yeah, that’s gotta be it.

Fun fact: In Belgian-Congo, making prisoners drink Stella Artois was more effective than waterboarding!


21 posted on 03/10/2013 4:49:11 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: rlmorel

>> “It might be a custom written piece for the commercial.” <<

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Very likely.

My Dad used to play the piano like that late at night when everyone else was in bed. He could go on for hours in the same key, never playing anything anyone had ever heard before (or ever would again in many cases because he never wrote anything he composed to score)


22 posted on 03/10/2013 4:56:10 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor
My Dad used to play the piano like that late at night when everyone else was in bed. He could go on for hours in the same key, never playing anything anyone had ever heard before (or ever would again in many cases because he never wrote anything he composed to score)

That's essentially what Keith Jarrett would do, just go onstage and improvise....beautiful stuff. The Koln Concert is pure heaven.

23 posted on 03/10/2013 4:58:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Moltke; rlmorel

>> “How did you know what I was writing?” <<

. What should scare you is that he knew it before you did :o)


24 posted on 03/10/2013 4:58:55 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: rlmorel

Heh. That’s cheatin’.


25 posted on 03/10/2013 5:03:49 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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Never mind, he’s just an actor.

http://lasociete.stellaartois.com/studio/studio_videos.php


26 posted on 03/10/2013 5:04:56 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: rlmorel

>> “ I am a sysadmin and I have that button on my door” <<

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We used to have a network admin at a co that I worked for that was kind of goofy. He would come in drunk or surly some mornings and change everyone’s password for no reason, and it would always take an extra couple of hours to get the office up and running those mornings.

One day he changed the admin password in such a state of mind, and didn’t write it down anywhere. The next day he couldn’t remember it, and just ran off home to pout. Later I managed to crack it from what I knew of his personal life, and changed it again.

The next day he quit.


27 posted on 03/10/2013 5:14:24 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: rlmorel
I know your password.

Was the password "12345"? That's the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage.

28 posted on 03/10/2013 5:17:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Moltke
Wow, a beer and jazz snob.

How is it you haven't gotten on my party invite list.

< |:)~

29 posted on 03/10/2013 5:18:46 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Is the artist ELEW?


30 posted on 03/10/2013 5:21:29 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: martin_fierro
John Coltrane live sounds like perhaps
Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6WwuxqXPOg
31 posted on 03/10/2013 5:31:42 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Eva
I like our state song, "I Love You, California." I have four recordings of it on 78 rpm discs, three of which are from 1914. The newest recording of the tune in my collection is the flip side of Harold Grayson & His Trojans' 1930 hit, "Fight On!"

However, there are those who want to replace our state song. If we have to do so, we could use "Golden Gate", although that has more of a Northern California feel. Incidentally, the version of "Golden Gate" that I linked to concludes with a couple bars of "I Love You, California."

32 posted on 03/10/2013 5:33:10 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill
I Love You, California

Gee, thanks for that.

33 posted on 03/10/2013 5:43:15 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Sounds like it was recorded for the commercial. It’s no jazz classic that I know of.


34 posted on 03/10/2013 5:52:20 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: martin_fierro

Barry Manilow composition, Kenny G. performing.


35 posted on 03/10/2013 5:53:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: martin_fierro; Eva
Another state song that I like is Home on the Range, the state song of Kansas. The words were written in Harlan, Kansas, where my grandmother was born in 1888.
36 posted on 03/10/2013 5:54:13 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Moltke

Bingo. I can’t stand that swill. Europee.


37 posted on 03/10/2013 6:11:39 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: Eva; martin_fierro

You’d undoubtedly like “I Love You, California” if it were performed by some contemporary artist such as Justin Bieber or Snoop Doggie Dogg.


38 posted on 03/11/2013 7:03:59 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: martin_fierro
I think it's this guy, but he died in 2008.


39 posted on 03/11/2013 7:08:13 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Fiji Hill

I know that song, Home on the Range, I don’t know why, I think that Roy Rogers or Gene Autry must have sung it. Maybe both.


40 posted on 03/11/2013 7:18:11 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva
The melody of "Home on the Range" that most of us know seems to date from the early 1930's. In the 1920's, the song used a different melody, which is used in the 1928 version by Jules Verne Allen to which I linked. Unfortunately, there seem to be no other recordings on Youtube using this version, although I have a couple in my record collection. By the way, I prefer it to the newer version.

The popularity of the newer version may have been enhanced after FDR reportedly said that it was his favorite song.

Speaking of background music in ads, I recall a TV commercial from the 1990's--I don't recall the product--in which a baritone sang "Home on the Range" in Italian--although the words he was singing, "Capanna nel la Campagna" actually mean "shack in the countryside."

41 posted on 03/11/2013 8:23:14 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

42 posted on 03/11/2013 11:11:23 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
Wow, a beer and jazz snob.

...and loving it! /Maxwell Smart

How is it you haven't gotten on my party invite list.

Someone leaked that I raid the rare single malt stash and do a dance routine with a lampshade on my head? Damn the bastard. ;-)

43 posted on 03/11/2013 3:20:56 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: martin_fierro

LOL


44 posted on 03/11/2013 3:27:01 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: martin_fierro

I would bet body parts that the background music in the Stella Artois commercials is the Dave Brubeck Quartet. The piano sounds like Brubeck, and the alto sax has to be Paul Desmond. If it’s not the DBQ, I’d sure love to know who it was, but I am — what, supremely confident? Yeah. Supremely confident


45 posted on 11/10/2013 8:03:23 PM PST by petethexman
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To: petethexman

Dude, now *that’s* how you revive an eight month-old thread. < |:)~

I shall search Teh Torrents.


46 posted on 11/11/2013 7:01:26 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

That’s it.
Except in the commercial, it seems a lot slower than the track you find on youtube.


47 posted on 11/24/2013 6:27:51 PM PST by marirayna
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