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Old 01-21-2006, 01:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
jazzfromhell
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I agree with you moses, more people need to post in here. Jazz is my favorite genre, so the more the merrier. Keep in mind that jazz is basically an umbrella for a ton of different styles, and these are all very, very different artists. If you listen to some and like it, let me know and I can give you more reccomendations in that style.

Miles Davis
John Coltrane
Charles Mingus
Duke Ellington
Louis Armstrong
Thelonious Monk (no one sounds quite like the Monk)
Cecil Taylor
Anthony Braxton
Art Tatum (best pianist I've ever heard, and the mother****er was BLIND)
Bill Evans
Charlie Parker
Dizzy Gillespie
Count Basie
Django Reinhardt
Billie Holiday
Ella Fitzgerald
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Sonny Rollins
Eric Dolphy
Ornette Coleman
The Mahavishnu Orchestra

The great thing about jazz is that everyone works with everyone else, so you can pick up any recordings by any of those people, and they'll probably feature other people on the list or sidemen who worked with the others.
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