bass, drum, jazz guitare me on piano.  

the drummer is 27yrs, me 33yrs, guitarist is 46yrs and the bassist is about 50yrs.

we play jazz in morocco in rabat.

???? thanks!
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the [bass player's name here] quartet.
when in doubt, put 'band name generator' into google and away you go. one of my favourite sites is leon's. i just pressed the 'regenerate' button a few times and got such gems as skillet, cladophyll, the interbrachial quartet, edwin's babylonian, the dave matthews band (sic)...well, you get the idea.

i was once in a band called 'flash gordon and the rubber gorillas', but that's another story.

sid
i'd recommend "sergeant sphincter and the dirt patrol," but it's taken -- it's the name of my next band!

hm
how about "temple groove"
"knight in morocco"


you guys are still francophones right?

playing jazz piano in the coast town just a few miles north of casablanca, that is sooo cool man!
"playing jazz piano in the coast town just a few miles north of casablanca, that is sooo cool man!"

.....ok, that answers it:

the fundamental things apply

ed
i like goofy names with words like "tones" and "combo" in them.

jazz tones
nora tones (get it?)
jazz tones combo
jt combo
norroco combo
i'd recommend starting right and using your name so people associate the music of the quartet with you.  when you stop playing with them some day, all your hard work in the world of marketing will be lost if your name isn't attached to the music.
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seems like if you name the group after yourself, you're effectively telling the other band members whose in charge and it isn't them, which might not be the best thing for the group. just $.02
that's a valid point, however, in my situation i was the guy in charge, wrote the music, arranged the music, got the gigs (most important :), so it was not in my best interest during those times to go with a "band" name.  i personally missed out on a lot of opportunities because people didn't know it was "my" band, as far as my name is concerned.

if nor is not running the music, then yeah, a band name can be useful - "moroccon moods"
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the taliband
the morocctones
apart from the fact that's not even funny, morocco is in north africa.  the taliban is an organisation from afghanistan - which is in asia.  the two countries are over 3,000 miles apart.  moron.

if you're ignorant and stupid enough to think of that all people who don't live in a country you've heard of are islamic fundamentalists then you're as bigoted as you are stupid.

do us a favour and spare us the racist bullshit because i don't want to hear it and, having been visiting this site for a long time, i'm pretty sure the majority of other people here don't want to hear it either.
charlp88,

what barry said.
charlp88, may you please explain why that name? taliband?
charlp88, listen!

dou you now what's the difference beetwen an islamist a muslim like me and ahmed jamal? when you know what it does mean, hope you appologize for your post, do you think somebody from taliband woudl even think to listen to music and teach you jazz?

change your mind. frankly you get me mad here!!! hope you can explain me why taliband name...because you saw morocco? what does it has to do with it? i am waiting your reply.
nor- there's nothing to get mad about, relax, it's a joke/play on words.  around here we read about the taliban in the news paper, the name is in conversation all the time but we don't know the taliban from personal experience, so it's like tv or a story.

remember that people who live in different parts of the world see things in different ways. perhaps where you live the taliban is something to be worried about or something that is more serious than it is where chalp88 lives.

culture is defined by our history and experiences and different cultures find humor or lightness in different things.

i guarantee that charlp88 did not mean to be insulting or thoughtless- just keep in mind where people are coming from, their own culture and experiences, when they say things.

i had to learn this first hand when i lived in asia when people would say the strangest things, offensive things, and it took a while to understand that people weren't trying to be mean or offensive, they just didn't understand my own background and experiences enough to know that what they said was pretty serious to me but funny to them.
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scot, unless you know chalp88 personally, i'm not sure i understand your response.  it's not funny to stereotype people because of their skin colour, ethnicity or country of origin.

would that name have been suggested if nor was from michigan?  i don't think so.  i think, at best, it was just a childish, lazy and poorly-judged knee-jerk reaction to the fact that the original question was asked by someone who lives in a foreign country and probably has a different skin colour to charlp88.  

at worst, it was a deliberately racist remark.

cultural backgrounds may be different the world over, but that doesn't excuse prejudice or racism.

whether charlp88 meant to be insulting or thoughtless, i found the 'suggestion' to be both and i do find your suggestion that it's some kind of cultural misunderstanding quite strange.

maybe i'm making a mountain out of a molehill, but that's how i feel about it anyway...
thanks scot and thanks barry for your worries, may god bless you.

well, no problem! just forget it, but even us here in morocco we hat taliban and islamists etc...we're just true believers in god just like any chritians or jewishs. i do have lot of americans friends in morocco, english teachers, formers, peace corps...etc who love jazz and come watch me playing in some restaurants here in rabat.

charlp88, you know that morocco organize jazz festivals each year? you should come visit morocco to change your minds...not all moroccans are from black skin as africans, or look like taliban. wes we do have african origins, jewish, berber, arabic, romans...morocco is like small america where all origins live in peace.  

as for me, i am from white skin, and here you can see me:  

https://img504.imageshack.us/img504/4065/nor2009b.jpg

may god forgive you charlp88.
-nor.
barry- i don't know chalp88 personally but in all the posts i've read from him over the years here he's never been anything but helpful in discussions which is why i believe this is being taken way out of perspective.

i don't even know where racaist and skin color come into the discussion.

i think the play on words from "taliban" to "taliband" is pretty damn funny.
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i want to add that what i'm seeing here is indicant of a bigger issue the world is facing today, that is, taking an innocent remark (if that's what it was, i think it was) and blowing it out of context.

there are people who make a living looking for things that people say and then blowing them up out of context. not just in politics, but at this point in world history, this happens everywhere.  even on jazz piano discussion web sites.

i want people here to be sensitive to racism and other issues when posting messages, but at the same time i don't want to force people to stifle their humor, enthusiasm, and spontaneity when posting.

take the following statement: "man, oscar peterson sure had some rhythm!"  

does this mean the poster is saying that black people have better rhythm?  is the poster speaking only to males by starting the sentence with "man"?  of course not, it's an innocent post showing a person's appreciation for one of the greatest jazz pianists the world has known.

if someone here is offended by a post, i think asking the poster what they meant without getting angry about it (unless it's obviously racist such as "man, oscar peterson had great rhythm probably because he was black!") before judging the poster as a racist or whatever.
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topic closed!
rock on taliband.


note that it is only unlawful for men to wear silk.

the majority of muslims have no problem with music or musicians (quite the opposite).  

however, certain extremists (such as the taliban) have done horrible things to those found guilty of the crime of playing music.
therefore at the beginning of each of my new bands (taliband) performances i shall declare our music and the following concert illegal and advice the audience to immediately call the police on us.
to all uptight insecure mutts .it was just a play on words not meant to harm any one.i am not a racsist i dont care what color your skin is.it was an off the cuff remark.for those who support me thanks .for those who do not good luck and get a life
hey barry there was nothing deliberate about it why dont you reply about your friend nor251 who deliberately put porn pictures on this site or are you in support of it? would you like your children to see it ?look at yourself before you call the kettle black!!!
7 - yeah, interesting how the quran gets just as twisted out of context by muslim extremists as the words of jesus get twisted by christain extremists.  isn't there some island we can put all the extremists so they can fight it out and leave the rest of us alone?
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it was deliberate and at best, ill-judged.  if it's the latter rather than the former i apologise for doubting your intentions.

having said that, whilst you obviously feel aggrieved at my reaction, i would hope that you can at least see why i took issue with it.

now, i think it would benefit everybody if we put this issue to bed and get back to talking about jazz - after all, that is why we're here isn't it?
well and if for no other reason has not this thread become a little boring?
dear barry i again reiterate, my remark was something that came into my head instantaneously and not intended to harm any ones feelings, if you knew me you would know i am not a racist or anything close to it. as far as i am concerned i will forget about it .i hope to carry on with no ill feelings and wish every good luck and good listening and say  
bill evans is the greatest
fair enough.  i harbour no ill feelings charles, i wish you good listening as well and as far as i'm concerned, the matter is closed.

right, on with the jazz...
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