Post by FuzzyWarbles on Nov 15, 2012 0:16:50 GMT -5
Recommendation from horsenoise. Players include Miles Davis – trumpet Steve Grossman – soprano saxophone John McLaughlin – electric guitar Herbie Hancock – organ Michael Henderson – electric bass Billy Cobham – drums
Most of what I have is from working through lists but at this point I'm just picking and choosing. I think this is one that I spent a lot of time picking through at one point: www.scaruffi.com/jazz/best100.html
Also a lot of what I discover I really like is from listening to one record and being like "wow the piano is great on this record," looking up who was the pianist and going through their work. It was an amazing time where all of these incredible musicians were playing on each others' albums and developing their own sound and releasing their own albums with other incredible musicians. I'd be interested to see like a family tree of jazz.
These are some I think you would be really into: Oliver Nelson - The Blues And The Abstract Truth Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um Pharoah Sanders - Karma
EDIT: Combined these to not be a triple-posting lunatic.
Last Edit: Nov 15, 2012 14:34:56 GMT -5 by jeffp1717 - Back to Top
Also a lot of what I discover I really like is from listening to one record and being like "wow the piano is great on this record," looking up who was the pianist and going through their work.
Also - it's a cliched classic - but I always recommend this one for folks because on the one hand it's very accessible to new listeners. On the other hand it melded styles, like cool and West Coast and used weird time signatures that took bebop a step further - think Miles into modal and free jazz periods. If you dig the West Coast sound then you can move over to stuff like Chet Baker and Stan Getz. I know they're not as popular these days, but I still dig them.
Time Out is great. Like you said, it's cliche for a reason. I've always been more easily able to wrap my head around stuff like Brubeck which is a bit more straightforward, yet still innovative, I think due to being a pop music listener for so much of my life. I typically need a distinguishable "anchor" melody to come back to and give me some familiar footing. I'm slowly losing that tendency and I am a lot more able to enjoy free jazz these days.