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noel411
03-19-2009, 10:09 PM
I'm not fully into jazz or anything, but lately I've been listening to it a lot just cause I often don't really feel like listening to anything else. It's great background music, and great music to put on if you're unsure what to listen to. Problem is I only have 2 jazz albums, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue and Bitches Brew.

What are some other jazz releases I need to get my hands on?

Edgar Erebus
03-20-2009, 03:33 AM
Some of the essentials:

Miles Davis - Birth of Cool
Duke Ellington - Live at Newport 1956 (take the 1999 reissue, original LP isn't all that)
Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
Dizzie Gillespie - At Newport
Quincy Jones - This is How I Feel About Jazz
Count Basie - E=MC2
Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz
Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
Miles Davis - On the Corner
Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters


Yeah, IMO that'd be a good starting point as far as albums go. You gotta know that albums started to get prominent in the mid-50's and that there's been enormous number of essential jazz records even before that era.

CharlesJones
03-20-2009, 03:27 PM
I'm not really a fan of jazz but i like Al Jarreau, George Benson, The Crusaders. I like Grover Washington Jr's Jammin song which is a remake of Bob Marley's Jammin. I like Bob James Angela song which is the theme song for Taxi tv show with Danny Devito and Tony Danza.

INF
03-20-2009, 03:31 PM
Al Jarreau was nice.

Here is my Recommendation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najee

Jeru
03-20-2009, 03:33 PM
Some of the essentials:

Miles Davis - Birth of Cool
Duke Ellington - Live at Newport 1956 (take the 1999 reissue, original LP isn't all that)
Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
Dizzie Gillespie - At Newport
Quincy Jones - This is How I Feel About Jazz
Count Basie - E=MC2
Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz
Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
Miles Davis - On the Corner
Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters


Yeah, IMO that'd be a good starting point as far as albums go. You gotta know that albums started to get prominent in the mid-50's and that there's been enormous number of essential jazz records even before that era.

Kind of Blue :yes:

Noel, talk to Pro Eng...he's a huge jazzhead

CharlesJones
03-20-2009, 03:36 PM
The Blackbyrds are also good. My dad has 2 of their albums. I like their classic songs Rock Creek Park, Happy Music, City Life, Mysterious Vibes. Al Jarreau and George Benson did a collabo album a few years ago. My dad has it and it's pretty good. I also like Roy Ayers. I love his classic songs Everybody Loves The Sunshine, Searching, Running Away, Coffy Is The Color from Coffy movie with Pam Grier. My dad has his You Send Me album which is very good.

noel411
03-20-2009, 07:39 PM
Kind of Blue :yes:

Noel, talk to Pro Eng...he's a huge jazzhead
Yeah I think it was him who put me on to Kind of Blue. I'm hoping he'll post in this thread.

Cheers for the recommendations everybody. I'll check some of them out.

Drunken Monk
03-20-2009, 07:41 PM
whateva of bill evans

CharlesJones
03-21-2009, 11:29 AM
Tom Browne did a classic song Funkin For Jamaica. He plays the trumpet. Funkin For Jamaica is on his Love Approach album which is pretty good. He did another album i like called Browne Sugar.

oDoUoSoKo
03-21-2009, 11:38 AM
Mingus

Prolifical ENG
03-24-2009, 08:14 AM
Slims list is pretty good.

It you like the Bitches Brew, Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters you should like...I like the Gershwin's World album better though. You might like the 70's electronic era in general.

Dave Brubeck - Time Out is another essential...not from the 70s I think its '59.

Uncle Steezo
03-24-2009, 10:34 AM
Jean Luc Ponty- dope electric violin jazz.
my fav JLP album
No Absolute Time (http://www.imeem.com/artists/jean-luc_ponty/playlist/S6A4UxxZ/no-absolute-time-album/)

i'm listening to Christian Scott right now.
this cut in particular
James Crow Esquire (live at newport) (http://www.imeem.com/christianscott/music/VNPKI39_/christian-scott-james-crow-jr-esq/)

I'm into that freeform jazz.

Uncle Steezo
03-24-2009, 10:52 AM
Damn I forgot Sun-Ra.
The Brother from Another Planet
this is the guy who Bambaataa and George Clinton got their look and style from. He is out there.


When there is No Sun
One of my fav Sun-Ra tracks. its like some mellow shit you listen to when you are 1/2 way to the crab nebula.


ptI-LpiHRI4

noel411
03-24-2009, 06:28 PM
Cheers you all.

Should give me plenty to check out.

Drunken Monk
03-24-2009, 06:34 PM
G-cleff Trio
Thats Fucking Dopee

oDoUoSoKo
03-24-2009, 09:49 PM
no respect for the Mingus...tssss.

Longbongcilvaringz
03-25-2009, 01:56 AM
Definitely check out Headhunters.

Vein Melter is baDASS

ALCATRAZ
03-25-2009, 04:45 AM
if ur new 2 tha genre start with classic american jazz and maybe some early bossa nova to balance it out...

Memory Man
03-26-2009, 09:07 PM
http://www.soulstrut.com/images/reviews/crates/motown/Adderley,%20Cannonball-Tensity.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3062/2775602109_a034abe325.jpg?v=0
http://lpcoverlover.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06.resized/b0000avhbo01lzzzzzzz.jpg
http://www.hollowearth.org/images/jazz/electric/bob_james_one.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/84/269308285_5f818cbecb.jpg?v=0
^the source of many d.i.t.c. samples

INF
03-26-2009, 09:23 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/84/269308285_5f818cbecb.jpg?v=0
^the source of many d.i.t.c. samples

cream jack bruce?

oDoUoSoKo
03-26-2009, 09:35 PM
looks like him

INF
03-26-2009, 09:45 PM
well then what I dont know will show on the autopsy

noel411
03-27-2009, 01:59 AM
http://lpcoverlover.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06.resized/b0000avhbo01lzzzzzzz.jpg

What a splendid cover.

p-rok73
03-27-2009, 08:35 PM
Weldon Irvine. Does jazz & little of everything else.

M.O.D.
03-29-2009, 03:52 AM
anything on blue note

noel411
04-09-2009, 05:11 AM
This weekend I will be dl'ing many of these records at my folks' place.

neo n tha matrix
04-13-2009, 08:24 PM
Not that its strictly jazz, but get your hands on some jazz liberators. Soulful jazz instrumentals with impeccable vocals. check it out

M.O.D.
04-22-2009, 08:45 PM
cream jack bruce?



this the record smiff & wesson used for bucktown , been lookin for this shit 4 years

rare joint right here

ButterCrunchJoints
04-23-2009, 01:20 AM
http://i43.tower.com/cover-art/mm105775205/moanin-art-blakey-cd-cover.jpg
http://www.w4l.de/cover/Cover-Coltrane-Birdland.jpg

noel411
05-13-2009, 04:27 AM
Yo, Bitches Brew is the shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. I've dl'ed heaps of the records mentioned here, and others, and it's all really good shit. But Bitches Brew is still easily a stand alone favourite for me. I'm gonna check out some more Miles Davis me thinks.

Memory Man
05-13-2009, 10:30 AM
Yo, Bitches Brew is the shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. I've dl'ed heaps of the records mentioned here, and others, and it's all really good shit. But Bitches Brew is still easily a stand alone favourite for me. I'm gonna check out some more Miles Davis me thinks.

try these miles davis albums if you haven't already:

kind of blue
milestones
sketches of spain
nefertiti

INF
05-13-2009, 10:40 AM
what about Miles Smiles? annnnd there is this one that my homeboy let me listen to I think its called "dark magus" or something like that. OMG that dark magus beats all of the miles recordings IMO

oDoUoSoKo
05-13-2009, 01:17 PM
im gonna say mingus one more time..eloels.

-The A to the Z-
05-23-2009, 10:03 AM
I've started listening to some Ahmad Jamal.

His work's been sampled in a lot of hip-hop.

For example, 'I Love Music'

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was sampled in...


well, you know.

ALCATRAZ
05-23-2009, 04:58 PM
up more youtube videos ...

Krusha
06-10-2009, 02:17 PM
Miles Davis is nice!

KLIION JENSEN
06-10-2009, 02:24 PM
Sonny Rollins is ill

oDoUoSoKo
08-05-2009, 10:27 PM
Bitches Brew is treatin me right, right now.

oDoUoSoKo
08-05-2009, 10:28 PM
lemme also say...i dont recommend getting into Brew before his other albums...listen to the ones Memory man mentioned first.

abanks47
08-11-2009, 06:32 AM
My Favorite Things-Coltrane
Terrence Blanchard is my favorite right now. Also like David Axelrod, but he has a lot of different styles.

Ritter
08-11-2009, 07:51 AM
Coltrane's Giant Steps is a great album
What Memory Man mentioned is great too, and I'd like to add Miles' Blue Haze. Really nice chill melodies on that album.

Also, check out Young-Holt Unlimited

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IrOnMaN
08-12-2009, 12:18 PM
I love Boney James. That guy is awesome. Please check him out.

The Void
08-15-2009, 01:57 AM
Charles Mingus - Blues and Roots
Jaco Pastorius - Word of Mouth
Dave Brubeck - Time Out

The Hound
08-22-2009, 12:52 AM
im gonna say mingus one more time..eloels.

So today when I was shopping I stopped by the Jazz section and picked up Bitches Brew and Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus...good shit so far. What other Charles Mingus is required?

oDoUoSoKo
08-22-2009, 01:04 AM
make sure u get Mingus, then u should probably get Mingus..although u could just DL that one...but my fav.. Mingus Ah Um.

JASPER
08-22-2009, 04:40 AM
Misled Children aka Clutchy Hopkins aka (?) Shawn Lee
David Axelrod
Placebo

Listen to that if you want to hear Jazz. I'm pretty sure most of you would like those.

The Hound
08-22-2009, 11:55 PM
I picked up Mingus Ah Um but everything else they had of Charles Mingus was all best of type shit so I might be staying with these two for now.

Are there any Tony Bennett fans here I wanna check out some of his ablums, I've heard some individual songs and I liked them.