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    Good Jazz CD's?

    I listen to very little Jazz but am trying to expand my collection. Right now I have.

    Kind of Blue
    ******* Brew
    Blue Train

    What are some other good ones?



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    Re: Good Jazz CD's?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I listen to very little Jazz but am trying to expand my collection. Right now I have.

    Kind of Blue
    ******* Brew
    Blue Train

    What are some other good ones?
    Mostly just looking for non-vocals, or are vocals okay? Love Coltrane, Billie Holiday ("God Bless the Child" is a great starter CD), obviously you have some Miles Davis... Cab Calloway and Dizzy Gillespie...

    Just googled really quickly - this is a pretty good starter:

    Amazon.com: Beginners Guide to Jazz: Beginners Guide to Jazz: Music


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    Re: Good Jazz CD's?

    Good Jazz CD is an oxymoron :D


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    Re: Good Jazz CD's?

    If you're into peeing your pants, there is always Miles Davis.


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    Re: Good Jazz CD's?

    A few instrumentalists are:
    Trombone-JJ Johnson, Bill Watrous,
    Alto Sax-Cannonball Adderly,
    Trumpet-Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Arturo Sandoval

    Vocalists-Etta James, Sarah Vaughn

    Good hunting...


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    Re: Good Jazz CD's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Mostly just looking for non-vocals, or are vocals okay? Love Coltraine, Billie Holiday ("God Bless the Child" is a great starter CD), obviously you have some Miles Davis... Cab Calloway and Dizzy Gillespie...

    Just googled really quickly - this is a pretty good starter:

    Amazon.com: Beginners Guide to Jazz: Beginners Guide to Jazz: Music
    There are so many variations that it ends up being personal taste as Angie has pointed out by asking about vocals.

    In addition to her recommendations, I would also recommend a greatest hits or collection of Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck.

    For a more modern jazz sound using synthesizers and such you can try Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock.

    A fusion group like Weather Report may be the way to go. Personally, I like Steely Dan's music after Can't Buy a Thrill.



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    Re: Good Jazz CD's?

    I already have a ton of Billie Holiday. Looking for non-vocals.



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    Re: Good Jazz CD's?

    Dizzy Gillespie
    Charlie Parker
    Count Basie
    Duke Ellington
    Clark Terry
    J.J. Johnson
    John Coltrane
    Miles Davis (yes, more)
    Maynard Ferguson
    Louis Armstrong
    GRP All-Star Big Band
    Thad Jones/Mel Lewis

    I'd also search Blue Note Records. That was the label responsible for a ridiculous amount of jazz albums.



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    Re: Good Jazz CD's?

    Why dont you ask Larry Cotlar, he seems to know a lot about spor...err I mean Jazz.


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    Re: Good Jazz CD's?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I listen to very little Jazz but am trying to expand my collection. Right now I have.

    Kind of Blue
    ******* Brew
    Blue Train

    What are some other good ones?
    You're admitting that you're old now?



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    Re: Good Jazz CD's?

    Oh, and I didn't mention it in my first post, but I would look into Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus as well.


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    Re: Good Jazz CD's?

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    Good Jazz CD is an oxymoron :D
    Jazz sucks. In case you didn't get it, I'll say it slowly...jazz...sucks! Sorry, my mind is still numbed from the soccer thread.

    www.kplu.org streams 24 hour jazz. Log on and listen to the different styles and artists. That might help your selection.


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    Re: Good Jazz CD's?

    Jean Girard: Why did you stop ze jazz music? Was it not pleasant for you?
    Ricky Bobby: Nobody plays jazz at the Pit Stop!
    Jean Girard: Then why is the song on the jukebox?
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