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    Hey guys

    I've always liked jazz whenever I heard it, but never really found anyone into it that can introduce it to me. Could you guys give me some ideas?

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    Do you know if you prefer purely instrumental jazz or jazz with singers?
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    ANYTHING by Miles Davis!
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    as a sax player I'll have to say Bird or Coltrane, Grover Washington etc.
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    Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis is THE starting point really. But also, A Love Supreme by John Coltrane.

    More recently, this is an awesome piece of Jazz:
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    Miles Davis.
    George Gershwin.
    Scott Joplin.
    Ella Fitzgerald.
    Nina Simone.
    Frank Sinatra.
    Anything at ALL sung by Billie Holiday, simply lovely.
    Cole Porter.
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    (Original post by OrdinaryDay)
    Miles Davis.
    George Gershwin.
    Scott Joplin.
    Ella Fitzgerald.
    Nina Simone.
    Frank Sinatra.
    Anything at ALL sung by Billie Holiday, simply lovely.
    Cole Porter.
    Also don't forget Charlie Parker, Dizzie Gillespe, Marcus Miller, John Coltrane and the amazing Chet Baker !!
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    I'd sooner advise you to pour acid down your ears.
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    Mmmmm, Scott Joplin...
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    (Original post by hardcoretophat)
    Hey guys

    I've always liked jazz whenever I heard it, but never really found anyone into it that can introduce it to me. Could you guys give me some ideas?

    Bobby Bland. Now theres some easy listening.
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    More recently Jamie Cullum, he has a lovely voice.
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    Thanks guys! I'm working my way through these ^^ does Michael Buble count as jazz? I recently started listening to him, he's got an amazing voice =)

    (Original post by Smiz)
    Do you know if you prefer purely instrumental jazz or jazz with singers?
    I prefer jazz with singers I think, but I'm up for anything

    EDIT: By recently I mean a few days ago, and I've only heard covers he's done. Which is why I duno if he's jazz or not yet ;^^
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    (Original post by hardcoretophat)


    I prefer jazz with singers I think, but I'm up for anything
    In which case Ella Fitzgerald is an absolute classic (known as the "First Lady of Song" ). I'd also recommend some Cleo Laine, but her voice is a little "weirder". If you want something a little more modern maybe Madeleine Peyroux.

    Chet Baker is one of my favourites, as are Lester Young and Wes Montgomery.
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    Eric Dolphy and Ornette Coleman if you can handle them.
    Otherwise, Mingus, Jarrett, Brad Mehldau, Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Gerry Mulligan, Yusef Lateef, Stan Getz, Bill Evans trio etc.
    Oh and Glenn Miller if you like singers, but he's not to everyone's taste ('OAP music').

    Have fun.
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    I've been looking to get into jazz a lot more too and I recently watched a BBC program which gave me the perfect place to start and recommended a few "beginner" albums. I'm a huge fan of these albums right now:

    Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come
    Dave Brubeck - Time Out

    They're all so different but so great. They're all on Spotify.
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    Oliver Nelson, The Blues and the Abstract Truth
    Oscar Peterson, Night Train

    And most of what's above...
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    Herbie Hancock
    Brad Mehldau
    Michel Camilo
    Pat Metheny
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    (Original post by hardcoretophat)
    Thanks guys! I'm working my way through these ^^ does Michael Buble count as jazz? I recently started listening to him, he's got an amazing voice =)


    I prefer jazz with singers I think, but I'm up for anything

    EDIT: By recently I mean a few days ago, and I've only heard covers he's done. Which is why I duno if he's jazz or not yet ;^^
    I'm sure Michael Buble is classes as jazz, especially his earlier stuff.
    But I do also say Ella Fitzgerald..she is jazz. And Nina Simone, I don't know if she's already been mentioned..
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    (Original post by Mike B)
    Herbie Hancock
    Brad Mehldau
    Michel Camilo
    Pat Metheny
    + Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Michel Petrucciani and Kurt Rosenwinkel!
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    (Original post by Gonal)
    + Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Michel Petrucciani and Kurt Rosenwinkel!
    Indeed! By the way, I went to a Chick Corea & Gary Burton concert two years ago.
 
 
 
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