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User currently offlineAgnusBymaster From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 652 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

Earlier this weekend, I was going through my records and CDs and noticed that I had almost nothing in the way of jazz or blues. I've always enjoyed jazz music, but I'm too young to have been alive during its heyday, and I really don't know "album a" from "album b."

Anyway, does anyone have suggestions as far as some of the "must-have" jazz or blues albums? A few artists that spring to mind include Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis.

The only stuff I'm not too fond of is some of the real atonal, experimental jazz that cam into vogue in the late 60s or early 70s.

Anyway, I thought some of the music afficionados might have some suggestions.

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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11721 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

Vince Guraludi Trio. His most famous song is the Charlie Brown theme, but he had some really great jazz tunes besides that. Sarah Vaughn and Joe Sample are good for classical jazz. I like newer jazz Dave Koz, David Benoit, Keiko Matsui, and David Sanborn. Portland lost it's biggest jazz station last week. KKJZ changed to Lite Rock.  Pissed


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User currently offlineAerialpingpong From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1129 times:

Ok,

Here are a few 'Must Have's':

1.) Miles Davis 'Kind of Blue'
2.) Gerry Mulligan 'Night Lights'
3.) Ben Webster meets Oscar Peterson
4.) Jim Hall 'Where Would I Be'
5.) Joe Henderson 'Double Rainbow'

Also look for a collaborative album between Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto. You've just gotta have the Girl from Ipanema  Smile/happy/getting dizzy You will also enjoy things by Wynton Marsalis. These are a few that come to mind. If I can think of more I'll let you know. Happy listening  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1116 times:


I know this isn't considered 'real' blues, but I really like the Allman Brothers Band.


User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3033 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

Blues:
Stevie Ray Vaughn - any album, but start with Greatest Hits.
Billie Holliday - anything

And go to a blues club to catch some live, gives you a better appreciation of the music.

Jim



Ghosts appear and fade away.....................
User currently offlineLufthansausa From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 188 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

Ellington-"Jazz Party" Awesome Album!

User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3033 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

Hey Agnus!
Happy 1 yr anniversary on the forum!



Ghosts appear and fade away.....................
User currently offlineLautir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1109 times:

Bill Evans Trio - "Sunday at the Village Vanguard"

Eric Dolphy - "The Berlin Concert"
"The Complete Uppsala Sessions"
And many many more of Dolphys work.

Earl Bostic - "Let´s dance"


It´s to many, I like every record in my collection...


Lautir


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7787 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

Antonio Carlos Jobim, the guy who made Bossa Nova popular with Americans. Many of the jazz greats are featured on his albums.

May current fav is the Dave Bruebeck Quartet, "Time Out." Some really classic pieces of jazz on it.

And don't forget John Coltrane.



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User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1103 times:

The FATHER of jazz, Louis Armstrong. Get some of his stuff!!!

other reccomendations:
-any Marsalis for jazz
-guys like Dizz or thelonious for bebop
-Miles is a genre unto himself
-Count Basie band

I can give opinions too seeing that I am into jazz being a lead trumpeter.


User currently offlineKing penguin From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

I'll second Lautir with the Bill Evans Village Vanguard disk -- it's actually in my CD player at this moment!

A few personal favourites that haven't been mentioned yet -- Fletcher Henderson, Django Reinhardt (with & without Stephane Grappelli), Alberta Hunter etc. etc. and Keith Jarrett to hold up the modern end.

Cheers,

kp


User currently offlineLortab 7.5mg From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 805 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1098 times:

I like to listen to most form of jazz music, especially traditional (instrumental and vocal) and dixieland. I especially like the sax of Charlie "The Bird" Parker and the piano of Thelonious Monk. Others include: Oscar Peterson, Art Blakey, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz and Gato Barbieri.

For songs, I like to listen to jazz version popular of compositions by Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Irving Berlin, et.al. For a particular jazz composition I suggest 'Round Midnight by Thelonious Monk; It has also been played by other notable jazz artists.


User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1098 times:

I would suggest:

- Miles Davis Kind of Blue

- Chick Corea Electric Band
My spanish heart
Eye of the beholder
Friends
...
- Pat Metheny Group Offramp

- Dave Weckl Master Plan

It's mainly modern Jazz (and some of the best).
The musicians are really great !! (Listen to Dave Weckl, arg, he is a real drummer !!!! And there's a duo with Steve Gadd (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)).


User currently offlineGrizz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1094 times:

My favourite jazz artist has to be without a doubt PAT METHENY. He can play all styles with ease...from straight ahead tunes to his pop/rock/jazz sound of his group, here is one musician who always think melodically in the most tasteful of ways. He's coming to Toronto next month and am very excited to see him again. His new album "Speaking of Now" is fantastic and I would suggest you check him out whe he comes to your city. His tour dates can be found at:
www.patmethenygroup.com



User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

AngusBymaster:
You might want to check out Dick Hyman and his Organ!  Big thumbs up
Really cool 1960s's style jazz.

I noticed you're in the LA area. They just opened an Ameba Records (sp), also try Record Surplus on Pico Bl. in Santa Monica and Arons on Highland might have some stuff left over.

The above artist mentioned are mostly good. Your best bet is to avoid anything after 1972. I like the stuff up to 1981 but it sounds like you're looking for more traditional jazz.

Miles Davis 'Kind of Blue' and 'Porgy & Bess' are great LPs to get also.



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User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

bump

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

AngusBymaster:
Well did you give Dick Hyman and his organ a try?
It's really good jazz/mood music.

Check out those stores I mentioned.

How could I forget Dizzy Gillespie (sp)?

It's late and I don't feel like doing a spell check.



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User currently offlinePolaris From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

Etta James "Sweetest Peaches" and "Seven Year Itch"...

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