So what after Kind Of Blue?
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Allright, so KOB is my first Jazz CD, I've had it for a few weeks, and the music just finally starts to kick in tonite. So now I want more jazz, which album you guys recommend? Is there an album like KOB that you think I ABSOLUTELY have to have? Please! I have very limited budget, so don't give a list of 15 CDs...with that said, plz pour me with ur suggestion now.
 
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the usual recommendation is john coltrane's blue train - it worked for me, being just one step ahead of you (2 jazz cds)
 
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Keith Jarrett - The Koln Concert ... its live and unrehearsed, totally free flowing and spontaneous piano jazz, the melodies are unbelivable at times.

I'd rate that as a second must-have above any other Miles stuff.. of which I have a decent amount.
 
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Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby

He's the piano player on Kind of Blue.
 
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I second the recommendation of Waltz For Debby-- it's a great record (to my non-Jazz expert ears, at least)

I would also recommend:

Cannonball Adderley's "Know What I Mean?"-- which also features Bill Evans on piano,

and

Mulligan Meets Monk.
 
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I'll second Keith Jarrett - The Koln Concert & John Coltrane's Blue Train. Almost anything by Coltrane is worth adding to your growing collection of jazz.

A few others:

Chet Baker - In Paris
Flim & The BB's - This Is A Recording
Houston Person - My Romance
Pat Metheny - Secret Story

Secret Story is one of my favorites of all time. If you are not familar with Pat Metheny, he is a great guitar player and has a few acoustical albums as well.

John
 
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John Coltrane-A Love Supreme
Dave Brubeck-Time Out
Miles Davis-Porgy & Bess
 
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Charles Mingus - Ah Hum
Miles Davis - Miles Smiles
Miles Davis- In A Silent Way
Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser
Thelonious Monk- Brilliant Corners

i'll stop there...but there are so many albums, there are the few that i keep coming back to
 
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Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser
Dave Brubeck-Time Out


This two plus KOB are probably my favourites.
 
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Dave Brubeck's Time Out is probably the most popular Jazz album of all time (and it deserves its popularity)

if you like KOB, you'll also like anything from the Miles Davis/John Coltrane collaborative session:

Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet
Steamin' ...
Smokin' ...
Relaxin' ...
 
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What's listed above, and I'd also highly recommend:
- Cannonball Adderly: Somethin' Else.
- Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt: Sonny Side Up.
 
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The one that was recommended to me as most like Kind of Blue is Grant Green's Idle Moments. It's great. Also his Matador (with a reworked version of Coltrane's reworked version of "My Favorite Things") is really good.
 
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Coltrane - Blue Train

Brubeck - Time Out.

Monk - Straight, No Chaser

I've been in your position not long ago. the first two you'll definately like, and give the third some time and you'll know how good it is.

I wouldn't go for In A Silent Way, not just because I think it sucks, but it's way out there. rather go for the Workin', Relaxin' (etc.) series by Miles Davis. also, early stuff like Birth Of The Cool is amazingly cool. basically, if your brain is taxed and you're not sure what to get, get one of those. you'll love em man, trust me.

If you dig Coltrane, get Giant Steps.
 
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John Coltrane - Blue Train

Dave Brubeck - Time Out

Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson

Ben Webster - Soulville
 
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Cookin' With the Miles Davis Quintet

Sonny Rollins - Saxaphone Colossus

Dave Brubeck's Time Out ...of course

EDIT:

One good option would be to look up the PBS special Jazz by Ken Burns. There are a number of cds that were released under the PBS "label" which cull several styles and important works by several Jazz artists including many listed in this thread. Most of the cds are by artist but I think some are by the period. That's a good start and certainly worth your $15 or so, but it's mostly (great) old school stuff, nothing too way out.
 
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