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post #61 of 778

This is my new favorite CD.................and it will allow you to like jazz.  A lot.

 

post #62 of 778

Not big into jazz at all but can really appreciate it sometimes. Currently listening to Fletcher Moss Park by Matthew Halsall and it's unexpectedly silky smooth over the Audio Technica W10VTG + Burson Soloist SL. Hot damn! Check his stuff bud(s).

 

post #63 of 778

For modern artists Jamie Cullum is a favorite.

 

Here's a list of other Jazz artists to check out:

John Pizzarelli

Moagie Santos

Nina Simone

Miles Davis

Ornette Coleman

Ray Charles

Dexter Gordon

Ella Fitzgerald

Frank Sinatra

Albert Ayler

Benny Goodman

Billie Holiday

Bobby Mcferin

Charlies Mingus

Chet Baker

Cole Porter

Dave Brubeck

Gerry Mulligan

Herbie Handcock

Hermeto Pascoal

John Coltrane

Stan Getz

Sonny Rollins

Thelonious Monk

Tom Jobin

post #64 of 778

This would be a great album to start the  John Coltrane experience

 

post #65 of 778

I'm very excited to have discovered Rudresh Mahanthappa. Now I just need to buy one of his albums. Here he performs with the hr-Bigband.

 

 

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A big thanks to everybody who has participated in this thread. There has been a lot of music suggested here, and I have discovered a lot already. I am trying my hardest to try as much as possible of what everybody suggests. There has been a lot suggested, listening to everything that everybody suggested even at this point would take a good while. 

 

Again, thanks, and feel free to keep this thread going.

post #67 of 778
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A big thanks to everybody who has participated in this thread. There has been a lot of music suggested here, and I have discovered a lot already. I am trying my hardest to try as much as possible of what everybody suggests. There has been a lot suggested, listening to everything that everybody suggested even at this point would take a good while. 

 

Again, thanks, and feel free to keep this thread going.

The world of jazz is truly vast and multifaceted, so take your time. I don't remember what gave me the spark to make a conscious effort to try to get into jazz, but I'm pretty sure it took me at least six months of dedicated listening before I started developing the mindset for how to listen to jazz. By no means do I mean to be discouraging, but jazz simply can be more demanding than some other forms of music – in return it can be more rewarding as well. As long as you have an interest in learning to like and enjoy jazz, I'm convinced all it takes is to listen more and more and at some point you'll notice something has simply clicked in your head and you realize an entirely new world has opened for you.

 

Edit: It's kind of like learning a new language actually.

 


 

Here's a wonderful rendition of Stolen Moments which is a song that opens Oliver Nelson's The Blues and the Abstract Truth album, one of my favorite jazz albums of all time.

 


Edited by TJ Elite - 12/21/13 at 3:54pm
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5 more new purchases:

Oh Yeeeeaaaa!!!! Got all 5 for $30, had a $25 gift card, so they only cost me $5!!! Merry Christmas to me!

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5 more new purchases:

Oh Yeeeeaaaa!!!! Got all 5 for $30, had a $25 gift card, so they only cost me $5!!! Merry Christmas to me!

Great picks, I really love Weather Report. I knew Miroslav Vitous back in the day (1970's) a really nice fellow and a great bassist.

post #71 of 778
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Great picks, I really love Weather Report. I knew Miroslav Vitous back in the day (1970's) a really nice fellow and a great bassist.

Starting with the album "Time Out". It's great so far. I'm liking my new Jazz journey quite a bit. It's a nice change from all the aggressive music I usually used to listen to. And so far, all of these Jazz recording have superb audio quality, unlike rock and metal where the sound quality is very hit or miss.

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Starting with the album "Time Out". It's great so far. I'm liking my new Jazz journey quite a bit. It's a nice change from all the aggressive music I usually used to listen to. And so far, all of these Jazz recording have superb audio quality, unlike rock and metal where the sound quality is very hit or miss.

I've always loved good fusion jazz. Take a listen to the Yellow Jackets or Jean Luc Ponty. There is plenty to listen to and the quality of musicianship is here as well.

post #73 of 778
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A big thanks to everybody who has participated in this thread. There has been a lot of music suggested here, and I have discovered a lot already. I am trying my hardest to try as much as possible of what everybody suggests. There has been a lot suggested, listening to everything that everybody suggested even at this point would take a good while. 

 

Again, thanks, and feel free to keep this thread going.

I came from the prog/rock/metal thing as well and then into jazz. you need to have stepping stones. Going straight from something like the Aristocrats to Ornet Coleman/John coletrane probably wont work. I went from Dreamtheatre, Syphony x, Liquid tension, steve vai and moved towards the mahavisnhu orchestra, Herbie hancock's funk then his jazz and then into miles davis and the rest. not saying this will work for you but it might. Good luck. 

 

Also try and find some session players that you like that play with lots of jazz and fusion groups and artists. For me players like Steve Gadd and Eric gale worked because they played with everybody across different genres. 

post #74 of 778
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Not sure if drinking Scotch and modding cans is a good mix. :eek:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuA1dc1zKzE

 

whilst u are drinking n modding...listen to this :P

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I'd say grab the Q701 and do the bass mod on it. 

 

Haha, for now it's just music and chilling. Spinning Frank Zappa's Hot Rats atm. Pretty far out and groovy. I suppose it's always good when a record makes you want to get your instrument of choice out and play along. Conversely, it's dawning on me that I'd never be able to make my alto sax convey this much funk. 
Lorspeaker- that track's so upbeat! Digging the subdued house-y flavour. 
Q701 does sound pretty close to what I'm after, but I'm being budget conscious & looking at something like the Yulong d100 or Maverick D1 as source. Currently plugging my 271's into a Denon A400, of which I know nothing about, but it sounds lovely to my noob ears.  
 
JasonB- I'm listening to Head Hunters now, woah there. Looking for a copy now. 
 
As always, can't get enough of the suggestions- more than enough music to keep this journey progressing at a nice pace. 
 
Happy listening, everyone! Peace :)
post #75 of 778

Two jazz/fusion groups that really helped me bridge from an all rock-oriented palette were Snarky Puppy and The Roy Hargrove Quintet.

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