AgnusBymaster
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Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Mon Feb 18, 2002 3:38 pm

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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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Mon Feb 18, 2002 5:05 pm

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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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Mon Feb 18, 2002 6:45 pm

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
 
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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Tue Feb 19, 2002 12:10 am


I know this isn't considered 'real' blues, but I really like the Allman Brothers Band.
 
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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Tue Feb 19, 2002 12:27 am

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
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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Tue Feb 19, 2002 12:53 am

Ellington-"Jazz Party" Awesome Album!
 
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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Tue Feb 19, 2002 1:00 am

Hey Agnus!
Happy 1 yr anniversary on the forum!
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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Tue Feb 19, 2002 7:47 am

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...


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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Tue Feb 19, 2002 7:52 am

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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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Tue Feb 19, 2002 9:09 am

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.
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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Tue Feb 19, 2002 1:17 pm

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,

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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Tue Feb 19, 2002 9:43 pm

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.
 
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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Tue Feb 19, 2002 10:22 pm

I would suggest:

- Miles Davis Kind of Blue

- Chick Corea Electric Band
My spanish heart
Eye of the beholder
Friends
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- 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 (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)).
 
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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Wed Feb 20, 2002 2:45 am

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

 
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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Wed Feb 20, 2002 10:34 am

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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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Thu Feb 21, 2002 12:39 pm

bump
 
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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Thu Feb 21, 2002 5:00 pm

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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RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Fri Feb 22, 2002 9:06 am

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

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