AgnusBymaster From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 652 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1080 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.
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11081 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1047 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.
Aerialpingpong From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1046 times:
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 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
King penguin From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1014 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.
Lortab 7.5mg From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 805 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1015 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.
Grizz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1011 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: