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Old 11-15-2007, 10:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm really not into elevator jazz, well there are some exceptions but really....irritating, listen to some stan getz, dave brubeck, etc. And ofcourse there's nothing wrong with a bit of armstrong, greatest scat singer that ever lived.
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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^ Good call - 'Take Five' by Brubeck is a must have.
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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A good way to get into jazz is to sample fusion, which is Jazz-rock. You can appreciate the rock riffs while listening to some improvisation. Try Lenny White.
definately don't do that.



listen to Jimmy Smith and Wes Anderson's "The Dynamic Duo".

it's nothing too experimental and won't scare you away from good solid jazz.
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
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^ Good call - 'Take Five' by Brubeck is a must have.
Thanks dude, was learning the bassline at the time, little less interesting than the melody.
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'd try out Sonny Rollins when you are ready for some pure Jazz.

He is very friendly and accessible.

I'd recommend "Saxophone Colossus". It's just about as good a Jazz record as you can ask for. I must have listened to it 500 times and I hear new things every time.
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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definately don't do that.



listen to Jimmy Smith and Wes Anderson's "The Dynamic Duo".

it's nothing too experimental and won't scare you away from good solid jazz.
I'm not huge on jazz, but I found this fairly mainstream to listen to myself.
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I'd say Miles Davis is a good place to start. And also Duke Ellington.

I used to just put the radio on a jazz station and listen to whatever. Most of the time they'd play something good even though I had no idea what it was.
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:49 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Some of the bluesier jazz would probably be easiest to get into. Try "Coltrane Plays The Blues", or Mingus' "Blues & Roots". Two of my favourite albums ever.
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I'm not huge on jazz, but I found this fairly mainstream to listen to myself.
I recommended it because it was mainstream & simple.



I advocate covering the bases of a genre before exploring the extremes of it.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:57 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Pfft screw that.
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