Read yesterday that Medeski, Martin, and Wood are getting set to release an all acoustic album.
Marcus Miller.... if it were not for his re-releasing of his music in multiple collections is good as well. I love his Bass Guitar riffs! I like Victor Wooten too... but he can go over the top sometimes.
Just tried some speaker placement... I like the improvement... better imaging! My room is small though (8'x10') My Quads currently have dual ports in the back, so I have them 15" from back wall, 20" from sidewall and angled 1/2" toward center of room. BIG speakers or Planar/Electrostats are out. I guess I'm probably stuck with Bookshelf. Though, looking at building my own set of speakers and Tube Amps.
From the Pictures of Your Portable Rig Thread:
Miles Davis-Kind of Blue
John Coltrane-A Love Supreme
Canonball Adderly-Somethin' Else
Charles Mingus-Ah Um
Feel free to PM me, this is just the beginning of what is an almost unhealthy obsession for me :)...
Yeah you listed some great ones don't forget Miles Davis Amandia.
There are also some contemporary Jazz artist that might make it very exciting to get into the genre also like Rick Braun, Boney James, Najee, Paul Taylor, Spyro Gyra, Wayman Tisdale and Stanley Jordan especially his Flying Home Album. It has the best rendition of Stairway to Heaven I ever heard. Check it out sometime.
Thanks for posting this and for this thread, just what I was looking for.
All these new artists and albums, my wallet will soon be levitating
Been thinking about other favorites to help folks navigate the murky waters of the often extensive and sometimes dodgy Miles Davis discography:
These come with the fleasbaby stamp of approval:
Miles Davis-The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
Miles Davis-In A Silent Way
Miles Davis-Seven Steps to Heaven
Miles Davis-'Round About Midnight
Miles Davis-Get Up With It
More to come from other artists...
I just got Marcus Miller Renaissance and Silver Rain. He is pretty good never listened to him before. Thanks.
I also found something else new I found interesting he is called Trombone Shorty. I'm really feeling it. I used to play Trumpet so I have a special place in my heart for brass instruments and love that bass sound also.
He puts on a very energetic and fun live show.
...still trying to think of the ones that have stood out for me/the standards everyone pointed me to when I started looking into the genre:
Other odds and ends:
Bill Evans-Portrait in Jazz
John Coltrane-My Favorite Things
John Coltrane-A Love Supreme
John Coltrane-Lush Life
A nice, broad coverage of Coltrane is done in the Impulse best of series "Coltrane: his Greatest Years" volume 1, 2 and 3....
Cannonball Adderly-Somethin' Else
Charles Mingus-Ah Um
Dave Brubeck-Time Out (if I had a penny for every time I found this in a box of records at a yard sale I would be a millionaire by now...)
Getting a little freakier now:
Wayne Shorter-the All Seeing Eye
Ornette Coleman-Free Jazz A Collective Improvization
Sun Ra-the Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra
Pharoah Sanders-Black Unity
Alice Coltrane-Journey in Satchidinanda
I like the freaky stuff from time to time:
John Coltrane: Meditations
That is waaay the hell out there.
I think some of his best stuff happened between his more straight ahead works and the avant garde music he made near the end of his life.
John Coltrane: Impressions is a good example of this. India and Impressions are incredible on this album.
A few of my faves...
Keith Jarrett: The Koln Concert
Keith Jarrett: The Vienna Concert
Pat Metheny: Watercolors
Pat Metheny: Bright Size Life
Pat Metheny: New Chautauqua
Oregon: Winter Light
Oregon: Distant Hills
Oregon: Music of Another Present Era
Paul Winter: Icarus
and of course some of the standards...
Bill Evans: Sunday at the Village Vanguard
Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme
Kenny Burrell: Midnight Blue
I don't have a setup specifically for jazz. I am using O2 + ODAC and HD650's on my PC.
John Scofield's 'A Go Go' is fun stuff, good driving music, and sounds really really good - whoever mastered it was ON POINT.
For contemporary jazz, of which I'm not well versed, Brian Blade is terrific. I saw him play with Joshua Redman in the mid-90s and I came away most impressed by him. Another guy I like is Carlos McKinney, who played piano with Elvin Jones at a show I saw and he's an absolute BEAST. A friend of mine who gigs a lot with Cyrus Chestnut is the bassist Dezron Douglas, and I think he recently had a gig with Ravi Coltrane. He's an up-and-comer and comes from a really talented base of jazz musicians from a very unlikely place - Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A. There's also Rene McLean (Jackie's son), Nat Reeves, and Steve Davis who are among the best from the area. I'm not sure if it's easy to find their work, but I like these guys as musicians and as people, and they represent the area well.