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Examples of a Jazz Blues?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by phxlbrmpf, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    Can someone recommend me any recordings that demonstrate what a good Jazz Blues sounds like? I'm not exactly a Jazz expert but would like to attend a Jazz session or two with my drummer sometime to see if I can cope with some easy standards.

    Thing is, I still don't get how to play Walking bass in a blues, last time I tried it, it sounded horrible, mainly because it was kind of hard to avoid the thirds like I always do when I play "normal" blues riffs.

    Can someone recommend me some neat "jazzy" blues songs?
  2. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Pasco, WA
    Click here.

    Check out #5.

    You will need RealPlayer.


  3. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian

    Oct 31, 2004
    If you can,try to find a recording by John Mayall
    tittled:jazz&blues fusihon with Larry Taylor on bass!!

  4. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Tenor Madness
    Billie's Bounce
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Ditto..."Billie's Bounce", an "F" Blues.
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Charlie Parker wrote many Jazz Blues tunes and most compilation CDs will include at least one !
  7. pontz


    Oct 31, 2003
    Blue Monk, Bessie's Blues, All Blues, Freddie Freeloader, Footprints and many other jazz standards are very cloely related to blues progressions.

    Get All Blues by Miles Davis or Coltrane Plays the Blues for some good Jazz-blues stuff.

  8. for more altered blues check out:
    Billie's Bounce
    any of Wes Montgomery's blues
    Relaxin in Camarillo
    Mr. PC is a pretty straight ahead minor blues.

    Then there's
    Freddie Freeloader
    All Blues
    Straight No Chaser
    etc etc.

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