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User currently offlineAgnusBymaster From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 652 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1184 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, 11797 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1151 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 10 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1150 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 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1137 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, 3047 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1137 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 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1136 times:

Ellington-"Jazz Party" Awesome Album!

User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3047 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1134 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 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1130 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, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1131 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 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1124 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, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1118 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 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1119 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, 3682 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1119 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 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1115 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, 40068 posts, RR: 74
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1110 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 10 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1103 times:

bump

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40068 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1103 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.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinePolaris From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1150 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

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

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