Jazz

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by djwalker, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. djwalker

    djwalker BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 13, 2000
    The 405
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm on a Jazz kick for the first time. I'm planning on getting the most out of my emusic.com subscription, so where do I start? I've downloaded a Thelonius Monk album and I'm thinking of Coltrane next. Input, please.
     
  2. nicodemus

    nicodemus Member+

    Sep 3, 2001
    Cidade Mágica
    Club:
    PAOK Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you're going to buy a Coltrane record get Blue Train or Giant Steps.

    If you want to check out living jazz players, try:
    Brad Mehldau
    Medeski Martin & Wood
    Carl Denson
    Charlie Hunter
     
  3. art

    art Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    Portland OR
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Monk's a great start. No Jazz Collection is complete without some Dave Brubeck.
     
  4. bert patenaude

    Apr 16, 2001
    White Plains, NY
    Louis Armstrong - Hot Fives and Hot Sevens
    Count Basie Orchestra - Decca Recordings
    Duke Ellington Orchestra - Blanton-Webster Recordings
    Billie Holiday with Buck Clayton & Lester Young
    Charlie Parker - Dial Recordings
    Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
    Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
    Andrew Hill - Point of Departure
    Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
    Anthony Braxton - Dortmund (1976)

    Many, many, many more.
     
  5. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    There was another jazz thread with lots of great recommendations. Let me see if I can find it
     
  6. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    I couldn't find the old thread. I wonder if that was before the "Big Crash."
     
  7. riverplate

    riverplate Member+

    Jan 1, 2003
    Corona, Queens
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Way back in the days when I would listen to jazz frequently, my favorites were the Miles Davis-Gil Evans collaborations, and the group Miles had after that with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Check them both out.
     
  8. minorthreat

    minorthreat Member

    Jan 1, 2001
    NYC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Giant Steps is one of the greatest jazz albums ever, bar none.

    Add Keith Jarrett and Christian McBride to the living artists list.
     
  9. minorthreat

    minorthreat Member

    Jan 1, 2001
    NYC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Even though a lot of emphasis is put on Kind of Blue, my favorite Miles albums actually kind of bookend it - his ensembles in the late 30's-early 40's (Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones) and early 60's (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams) were nothing short of stellar. I highly recommend any album by either group.
     
  10. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
  11. Doctor Stamen

    Doctor Stamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    In a bag with a cat.
    Welcome to Jazz club

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  12. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    ...and after that get "Crescent" and "Coltrane". Then get anything by the Miles Davis Quintet that featured Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams. ESP, Miles Smiles, Nefertitti (sp?). Classics...some of the best jazz ever made in my opinion. If you like the Coltrane stuff you get, then check out some Joe Henderson.
     
  13. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
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  14. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard New Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    London
    You'll also be wanting:-

    Ella and Louis and
    Ella and Louis again

    By Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (obviously)

    and Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto containing the definitive version of The Girl From Ipenema.
     
  15. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
  16. Metro

    Metro New Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Dallas
    I think I'm gonna sign up for emusic! I saw some cool stuff in there.

    As far as jazz goes, try:
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
    Heath Brothers
    Wes Montgomery
    Louis Bellson

    Not jazz per se, but still some cool fusion type stuff.

    Dave Valentin
    Strunz & Farah

    I also some some jazz stuff by Cindy Blackman, the drummer for Lenny Kravitz. I've never heard it, but it might be interesting.

    And this chopsy, fusion stuff has pretty much sold me on the service.

    Screaming Headless Torsos
    Niacin
    Dennis Chambers
    Vinnie Colaiuta
     
  17. nicodemus

    nicodemus Member+

    Sep 3, 2001
    Cidade Mágica
    Club:
    PAOK Saloniki
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    United States
    I've seen that church's website before.

    I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Eastern Orthodox Church (Greek, Russian, Romanian, Alexandrian, Antiochian, Palestinian, Japanese, American etc.) that this church is NOT an Eastern Orthodox Church.
     
  18. NotAbbott

    NotAbbott Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    My Own Little World
    If you like that, definitely *definitely* grab the new Andy Summers record. Vinnie's on it, for one.

    They've also got a bunch of Chick Corea, including the older Elektric Band stuff. The Hudson Project, which has John Abercrombie, John Patitucci, Peter Erskine and, I think, Bob Mintzer, is another good one. Also, Gregg Bendian's Interzone is pretty happenin'.

    They don't have the Coltrane "classics," which were mostly on Atlantic and not Fantasy, but there's a ton of good stuff from him, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk and Bill Evans, for starters.

    I've downloaded about 75% of the tunes in the Real Book at this point, maybe even more.

    Back on the rock side, grab all the Guided By Voices and Pixies, if you're into that crazy indie rock. And the New Pornographers are excellent.

    Later,
    COZ (EMusic subscriber and former employee)
     
  19. nicodemus

    nicodemus Member+

    Sep 3, 2001
    Cidade Mágica
    Club:
    PAOK Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's playing here soon with Pat Metheny.
     
  20. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    AMEN!!!!

    Fantastic album.
     
  21. YanksFC

    YanksFC Member

    Feb 3, 2000
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Not many people mention Django Reinhardt. Great cafe type euro-gypsy stuff. The guitar and violin take a little getting used to, but I love his music.
     
  22. Hard Karl

    Hard Karl New Member

    Sep 3, 2002
    WB05 Compound
    on my turntable lately (as couple CDs too)

    miles davis - miles smiles, birth of cool, bitches brew
    mingus - mignus dynasty, mingusmingusmingusmignus
    Sun ra - sun song, the numbians of plutonia
    art emsemble of chicago - live at mandel hall
    john zorn and masada - circle maker


    I <3 chicago jazz mart
     
  23. djwalker

    djwalker BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 13, 2000
    The 405
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is great stuff, guys, thank you very much.

    I looooves me some Emusic.

    Mingus is terrific.
     
  24. NotAbbott

    NotAbbott Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    My Own Little World
    Well, get cracking on the downloads, because Vivendi just sold them off to a company called Dimensional, and the $9.99 is only going to get you 40 downloads a month starting in mid-November.

    If you see value in downloading two or three albums a month, I guess it's still a good deal, but I'm going to have to think about this.

    Later,
    COZ
     

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