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Mirrorball95 04-13-2009 06:55 PM

What Jazz album are you listening to?
 
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Alrite Id like to know what Jazz albums yous are all listening to. Im fairly new to the Jazz scene (about 6 months or so). First got into Miles Davis,John Coltrane, Pat Metheny, Stan Getz and more recentley Thelonious Monk. I have just purchased another Miles Davis album to add to my collection 'On The Corner' (1972).
Im listening to this album right now and it is absolutely fantastic to hear Indian musicians paying tribute to Miles Davis. If you havent heard it I suggest you check it out right away. I would go on and post loads of jibberish about all the jazz albums Ive got but I cant be bothered just now and Ive noticed theres a section on your profile where you can add albums or something so might give that a try.

Guybrush 04-18-2009 07:53 AM

I have a quite few jazz albums now that I really like, but my favourite at the moment is probably Miles Davis Kind of Blue which, of course, is an immortal classic. :)

Also, Anteater (another user here) recently tipped me about Return to Forever's self-titled debut which I also liked a lot. I've given it a few spins these last couple of days. It's quite laid back 70s jazz fusion and might appeal to folks who like stuff like Weather Report or Soft Machine. Recommended!

Keigh 04-18-2009 08:11 AM

Terence Blanchard "Bounce".
John Coltrane "Bahia"
The Crusaders "Pass the Peas"

Gabriel 04-18-2009 10:44 PM

Jeff Healey - Mess of Blues
Bohren & Der Club - Dolores

The Cat 04-19-2009 02:22 PM

Viaticum by E.S.T (Esbjörn Svensson Trio) Excellent album!

jackhammer 04-19-2009 06:43 PM

A Love Supreme by John Coltrane has been getting some love recently.

someonecompletelyrandom 04-20-2009 03:08 PM

The Unexpected by the Secret Seven.. fantasic!

Mirrorball95 04-21-2009 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by tore (Post 640708)
I have a quite few jazz albums now that I really like, but my favourite at the moment is probably Miles Davis Kind of Blue which, of course, is an immortal classic. :)

Also, Anteater (another user here) recently tipped me about Return to Forever's self-titled debut which I also liked a lot. I've given it a few spins these last couple of days. It's quite laid back 70s jazz fusion and might appeal to folks who like stuff like Weather Report or Soft Machine. Recommended!

I have to agre that 'Kind Of Blue' is outstanding but simply cant be my personal favourite when it comes to Miles Davis as I started off with his later stuff and have kind of become rooted in later jazz music although I can still appreciate the old stuff just as much (If you know what I mean). The first Miles Davis album I bought was 'Decoy' (1984). My favourite/most listened to would have to be 'Doo-Bop' surprisingly; although I have recentley discovered 'Sketches Of Spain' which is fantastic.

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Originally Posted by Gabriel (Post 641351)
Jeff Healey - Mess of Blues
Bohren & Der Club - Dolores

I have mess of blues by jeff healey is an excellent album; dont know the other artist/album have added to downloads lists though anyway; Cheers!

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Originally Posted by Sonace
What kind of idiot quotes his own post?


People who like to talk about themselves?

Thanks very much everyone for letting us know about all these albums, most of which I havent heard of so have added to list for downloading.
Cheers!

Arya Stark 04-21-2009 07:35 PM

Too Marvelous For Words: The Johnny Mercer Songbook (instrumentals)

Strat HD 04-22-2009 01:10 PM


And anything by Diana Krall.

Mirrorball95 04-22-2009 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Strat HD (Post 644193)

And anything by Diana Krall.

O aye Diana Krall I saw her on tv last year and meaning to download for ages. Shes a pianist isnt she? I didnt think it was really Jazz though.
Also Pat Metheny is an excellent artist.

Strat HD 04-22-2009 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Mirrorball95 (Post 644419)
O aye Diana Krall I saw her on tv last year and meaning to download for ages. Shes a pianist isnt she? I didnt think it was really Jazz though.
Also Pat Metheny is an excellent artist.

She's one hell of a jazz pianist. Check more of her out. She is also married to Elvis Costello.

Mirrorball95 04-23-2009 06:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Strat HD (Post 644571)
She's one hell of a jazz pianist. Check more of her out. She is also married to Elvis Costello.

Yeah I have some stuff pending download I think. Is she really, I didnt know that.
I actually tried to get into Elvis Costello a few months back but just cant stand the voice. I got Elvis Costello -Best Of The First Ten Years compilation (only tracks I liked were 'Pump It Up' & some other one I cant remember the name of). I then went out and bought a couple of his solo albums 'Spike' (which i thought was crap) & 'Brutal Youth' which was in this book I have '100 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die' and I didnt like it at all really. I just dont rate him at all.
I always kinda knew I wouldnt really like him but I always give an artist a try if I keep reading/hearing good things about them.

peterbaby7 04-27-2009 09:44 AM

anything ^^

milesahead 05-06-2009 01:08 PM

I had the privilege of picking up this album about a week ago. It hasn’t left my stereo yet. Since you’re new there are some essentials to the Jazz community. I think it’s a good start with Miles’ On the Corner Session. You should then check out these albums.

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Jack Dejohnette – Sorcery
Miles Davis – Big Fun
John Ambercrombie/Dave Holland/Jack Dejohnette – Gateway 2
John Moulder – Trinity
Billy Cobham- Spectrum

Just to name a few.

Nicktarist 05-13-2009 10:32 PM

Kneebody's Low Electrical Worker. It's certainly a masterpiece.

Evolution by Stephon Harris is also a great album, although because of it, I've been accused of listening to musak. Still a great one to check out.

peace,
-nick

Mirrorball95 05-14-2009 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by milesahead (Post 653755)
I had the privilege of picking up this album about a week ago. It hasn’t left my stereo yet. Since you’re new there are some essentials to the Jazz community. I think it’s a good start with Miles’ On the Corner Session. You should then check out these albums.

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Jack Dejohnette – Sorcery
Miles Davis – Big Fun
John Ambercrombie/Dave Holland/Jack Dejohnette – Gateway 2
John Moulder – Trinity
Billy Cobham- Spectrum

Just to name a few.

I already got John Coltrane's 'A Love Surpeme'. I downloaded about another 10 of his albums.
I have actually recentley bought a live version of 'A Love Supreme' which is really good & also a 'Live A Carnegie Hall' with Thelonious Monk which was excellent.

I say Im new to Jazz in terms of Ive only been actively listening to it for the past 2-3 months or so but I already own about 40+ jazz albums & even more on download.
So your perception of me being 'new' as such is perhaps a bit jaded :laughing:

Most of my actual bought Jazz albums are from Miles Davis, surprisingly 'Big Fun' is one of the few that I havent actually got!
I much prefer Miles' later stuff;
I actually started out on 'Decoy'(which was my first ever Jazz album) & then 'Doo-Bop'. 'On The Corner' is probably about the 5th or 6th Miles Davis album I bought.

I have recentley blitzed his back catalogue and bought around 20 of his albums.
I now have all of his 1981-1991 albums :
Miles Davis discography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Besides them the others I have are;
'Birth Of The Cool', 'Move' (Live Album With Stan Getz), 'Kind Of Blue/Porgy & Bess/Sketches Of Spain', 'Bitches Brew', 'Get Up With It', 'Dark Magus: Live @ Carnegie Hall', 'We Want Miles', 'In A Silent Way', 'Workin'/Relaxin'/Steamin' ',
'A Tribute To Jack Johnson', 'Miles In Tokyo', 'Files De Kilimanjaro', 'Milestones/Someday My Prince Will Come/My Funny Valentine'.
I now own around 35 of his albums.


Another couple I never mentioned are 'Miles From India'(which is a tribute album with Indian Musicians playing a selection of his music) &
'Conception'- Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz & Gerry Mulligan are the three main musicians+ there are around another 20 or so musicians who play on the album, which to me is incredible:
Tony Aless, Billy Bauer, Walter Bishop, Art Blakey, Arnold Fishin, Al Haig, Roy Haynes, Chubby Jackson, J.J. Johnson, Charlie Kennedy, Don Lamond, Stan Levey, Sal Mosca, Tommy Potter, Gene Ramey, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Zoot Sims, Kai Winding.
I had heard 'Kind Of Blue' but couldnt really get into it at first but what ive found is that through listening to the fusion/experimental jazz stuff I sort of been able to get into the earlier stuff through that.

Still, on the whole, I still find the fusion/more experimental jazz works more interesting than the obvious stuff.

Artists I have come to really like are Pat Metheny,Stan Getz,Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Bud Shank, Dave Brubeck... the list goes on.

The most recent Jazz album Ive gotten into is Bob James' very best of.
Also I got Pat Metheny's new album 'One Quiet Night' which is really good.
Surprisingly for him being one of the more 'out there' or 'popular' jazz artists it is really good and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

In reference to the Op, I havent heard of Billy Cobham, John Moulder, John Ambercrombie so i have jotted them down and will definitely check them out.
As for Dave Holland I have an album Pat Metheny did with him and Roy Haynes called 'Question & Answer' (1990).

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Originally Posted by Nicktarist (Post 658668)
Kneebody's Low Electrical Worker. It's certainly a masterpiece.

Evolution by Stephon Harris is also a great album, although because of it, I've been accused of listening to musak. Still a great one to check out.

peace,
-nick

Alrite man Ive jotted all these down and will get them downloaded and checked out.
Cheers for the info!

jackhammer 05-14-2009 02:59 PM

http://4ortherecord.net/assets/image...um%20cover.jpg

Very very chilled but some fantastic moments.

SATCHMO 05-14-2009 03:21 PM

Art Tatum - Private Sessions 1952

Mirrorball95 05-16-2009 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by SATCHMO (Post 659078)
Art Tatum - Private Sessions 1952

That was incredible, possibly the best pianist of all time? I thought Thelonious Monk was good!

Cheers!

Tigrou 05-18-2009 11:57 AM

These are some jazz albums I often listen at::thumb:

John Coltrane : Crescent
Miles Davis : On the corner sessions
Miles Davis : Kind of blue
Thelonious Monk-any
Al di Meola : Orange and blue

someonecompletelyrandom 05-18-2009 07:31 PM

Nice, Miles Davis is the man!

I've actually been listening to (gulp) some Kenny G lately. Most wouldn't even call it Jazz, but it's pretty relaxing.

Tigrou 05-19-2009 09:33 AM

"Chet", from Chet Baker;)

Nolovethaiboxer 05-19-2009 03:38 PM

sketches in Spain! Classic

Tigrou 05-20-2009 01:50 AM

Chet Baker-A french touch

Comus 05-20-2009 08:14 AM

Coltrane's Blue Train, just finishing off the bonus tracks after listening to the main album to get a proper, refreshing comment for it. This album is so brilliant I swear it's perfection.

Scots_ML 05-20-2009 09:37 AM

I’ve been listening to a fair bit of Jazz recently. I like to pick and choose from various artists as opposed to albums from individuals. People like Bob James, Ronnie Laws, Richard Tee, and Wilbert Longmire have been getting a lot of plays from me when nobody else is in the house. Ronnie Laws track "every generation" is a real mellow track that helps remove the stresses of getting out of bed in the morning.

SATCHMO 05-20-2009 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Comus (Post 662563)
Coltrane's Blue Train, just finishing off the bonus tracks after listening to the main album to get a proper, refreshing comment for it. This album is so brilliant I swear it's perfection.

I've been getting into this album a lot lately. Stylistically it's a lot different from most of his other work, but it's amazingly good nonetheless

jackhammer 05-20-2009 04:34 PM

http://www.jazz.com/assets/2007/12/2...ngusOhYeah.jpg

Listening right now. Magnificent.

someonecompletelyrandom 05-20-2009 06:41 PM

Was thinking about listening to that one, Jackhammer. Would a hard bop fan find it interesting?

jackhammer 05-20-2009 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Sonace (Post 662939)
Was thinking about listening to that one, Jackhammer. Would a hard bop fan find it interesting?

It's quite diverse and sounds very modern for a 50 year old album. Definitely worth a solid listen.

someonecompletelyrandom 05-20-2009 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by jackhammer (Post 662972)
It's quite diverse and sounds very modern for a 50 year old album. Definitely worth a solid listen.

I just got it. All I can say is WOW! so far its absolutely fantastic!

Tigrou 05-27-2009 05:52 AM

Chet Baker-Chet.

FireInCairo 05-27-2009 06:05 AM

Jimmy Smith - House Party

Adrian_Rayn 05-29-2009 11:35 AM

I'd have to wonder if Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Flood counts. I'd say so, but...

If not, Swingin' For The Fences by Goodwin's Big Phat Band, for sure!

LoathsomePete 05-29-2009 08:55 PM

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-b416qV-U0...ck%2Bearth.jpg

I was pretty amazing when I downloaded this to find that it wasn't some grindcore or death metal band. Seriously dark ambient jazz that I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone, it's great for reading or writing, if you're interested PM me for a link.

Rage Against the Machine 05-30-2009 09:53 PM

Unsolved - Karate

Indie jazz?

Antonio 05-30-2009 10:06 PM

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_bhGqBQjwzL...+Free+Fall.JPG


soooooo good. anyone with ears needs to hear this!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mirrorball95 05-31-2009 07:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Antonio (Post 669232)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_bhGqBQjwzL...+Free+Fall.JPG


soooooo good. anyone with ears needs to hear this!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alrite man, Im in process of downloading this & will let you know when Ive heard it. Didnt know you liked the band Phish! You really do have awesome taste man. What album isit? I have loads of their albums, 'Billy Breathes' is probably my favourite. Also have you heard Trey Anastasio's solo album?

Anyway back to the Jazz, Ive not really been listening to much Jazz recentley but the latest one I listened to was this:
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/6...0sclzzzog3.jpg

FireInCairo 05-31-2009 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Pobodys_Nerfect (Post 668702)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-b416qV-U0...ck%2Bearth.jpg

I was pretty amazing when I downloaded this to find that it wasn't some grindcore or death metal band. Seriously dark ambient jazz that I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone, it's great for reading or writing, if you're interested PM me for a link.



It really is awesome


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