|12-05-2008, 05:26 PM||#21 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
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|12-06-2008, 06:01 PM||#22 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Does recommendation from 'smaller' Jazz fans count? Other than Jazz fusion, I'm not really big on jazz except for the usual well known stuff.
Jazz sub-genres confuses me sometimes. I'd be happy if anyone could just name the sub-genres and an album along with it. In layman's terms and from whatever I've listened to, you could try these -
Horace Silver - Song for my father(easy listening stuff)
YouTube - Song For My Father-Horace Silver
Andrew Hill - Point of Departure(avant-garde'ish sound)
Couldn't find any track from this though.
Try and get your hands on some Zimbo Trio stuff as well . They've got some great bossa nova stuff, especially some of the earlier releases. Most of the tracks on youtube seems scattered and all over the place. I'll just post whatever came up first.
YouTube - Zimbo Trio: zimbo samba (Farout Recordings)
Other than those, my knowledge is restricted to more of the popular choices already posted here.(and many more I don't know of yet, which I'll discover thanks to this thread ) I mean, holy ****, just browsing through some of these record labels leaves me with hundreds of names and releases.
There are many Jazz-related stuff as well. Some of it is ambient, and others are just too weird to even be considered avant-garde Jazz.(I'll just name them if you are interested)
As for Jazz-fusion, I'm restricted to the one's with a progressive structure. I'm not sure about fusion with other styles(although there are a few metal bands as well) but anyways, apart from the usual Mahavishnu Orchestra and Soft Machine, you could try -
Return to forever - Romantic Warrior(thanks Lucifer_sam for this )
YouTube - Return To Forever - The Sorceress
Magma - S/T
YouTube - Magma - KobaÃ¯a
Bill Bruford - One of a Kind
YouTube - Bruford - Fainting in Coils
Brand X - Unorthodox Behaviour
YouTube - Brand X Nuclear Burn
Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy
YouTube - Al Di Meola - Flight Over Rio
Allan Holdsworth - Metal Fatigue
The Un-Merry-Go-Round - Part 1, Part 2
If jazz fusion really didn't appeal much, oh well, not a big deal. For me, it surely does feel a lot different from the usual stuff discussed here.
Last edited by Demonoid; 12-06-2008 at 06:06 PM.
|12-07-2008, 10:21 AM||#24 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Oct 2008
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And also check out Back Door, a progressive jazz band from the 70's.
YouTube - "Vienna Breakdown" - Back Door
Or maybe the 60's I'm not sure....
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|05-12-2009, 10:41 PM||#25 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2008
This thread is a little old, but check out these guys:
Prophecies of War (Unfortunately, the forum is not letting me post a link. But if you google the name it will come up.)
There's a free sample on the page. But when I was listening to them the other the music borders on fusion and prog-rock, but in live performance I saw that they even use video.
BTW, I love Bitches Brew. I would also recommend much of Coltrane's music.
|05-14-2009, 02:13 PM||#26 (permalink)|
Ba and Be.
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Essbjorn Svensson Trio-Viaticum
Sun Ra-Space Is The Place
Joni Mitchell-Shadows and Lights (more Jazz Folk but some awesome playing from Pastorius and Metheny)
Directions In Groove-Curvystrasse
Fela Kuti (everything! a lot of funk in there but he is so awesome)
Herbie Mann Joao Gilberto-Recorded In Rio De Janerio
Billy Cobham-The Funky Thides Of Sings (brilliant fusion)
Medeski,Martin & Wood-Bubblehouse
Charles Mingus-Mingus Ah Um
Just a few for you. I have all these so if you have any problems you know what to do. That's a diverse range there. I would presume that you know bands like Kayo Dot etc who dabble in Avant Garde.
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|06-19-2009, 03:54 PM||#28 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2008
I forgot last time, but you should check out Eddie Harris. Also Harris performed with Les McCann. Swiss movement is on of my favorites.
Prophecies of War
|07-28-2009, 09:44 AM||#29 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Floating at the bottom of a pint
I agree with a lot of the earlier picks on here as well...lot's of good stuff!
In case you are in the mood for some baritone sax-heavy stuff you can't go wrong with Gerry Mulligan or the World Saxophone Quartet
Also, a really great way to find new avenues in the jazz genre is check out some of the college radio stations. It's pretty common for them to contain a jazz show (if not two or more), and some of them focus strictly on jazz & blues.
(They also have quite a few stations that will stream over the net as well, so it's pretty easy whether actual radio or computer/internet.) I have some suggestions in this field if you're not sure which ones to try, but most of 'em are run by fans FOR fans..so it's really a win-win in my book!
|08-04-2009, 08:07 AM||#30 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Jun 2009
As much as I like the old legends to bits there are some younger top performers of today I really digg:
Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Antonio Sanchez, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Chris Potter. All worth checking out.
Also I can highly recommend Dutch performers Benjamin Herman, Michiel Borstlap, Eric Vloeimans and Jasper Blom.
Just google any of the names and start listening