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Kinda Gettin Into Jazz

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by awakefie, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Ok, so I've recently picked up the new Tal Wilkenfeld CD. I like it alot. So I picked up Heavy Weather at the CD Tradepost. I can't believe I've never listed to Jaco before.

    You guys are expanding my horizons. :hyper:

    Anyway, given that I'm starting to get into this whole jazz/fusion thing, can anyone recommend other CDs/albumns I should check out?

    This is purely for listening pleasure. (I'm not nearly good enough to play it yet.):ninja:
  2. I recommend going to "Pandoras radio" http://www.pandora.com/ they have a nice setup where you can customize stations, say add a name like Jaco, and it will play selections from him and also similar artist....from there you can start to really explore in the direction you prefer, as there is a lot of flavors in the jazz world. Good luck...bug bit me a few years ago as well... Im a Jazz/Funk junkie now.
  3. Silaxian


    Dec 16, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    Oh yes, indeed.

    Duke Ellington Solos, Duets, and Trios

    Oscar Peterson Trio Night Train

    Miles Davis Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet

    Stanley Clarke (eponymous)

    Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny Beyond the Missouri Sky

    Bill Evans Trio Sunday at the Village Vanguard

    Michael Manring Drastic Measures

    Edgar Meyer, Yo-Yo Ma & Mark O'Connor Appalachia Waltz

    Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um

    Victor Wooten A Show of Hands

    and since you just got Heavy Weather, you might seek out Black Market as well

    Happy listening!

  4. gwx014


    Dec 22, 2005
    Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Tuesday Wonderland
    Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters
    Hiromi - Time Control, Spiral, Beyond Standard
    Janek Gwizdala - Mystery to Me, Live at the 55 Bar
    One of my new favorites is Aaron Parks Invisible Cinema
  5. we're in the same boat OP..I started out with Tal and worked my way into the above mentioned guru's
  6. Equin


    Aug 20, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Jazz is...GREAT. INCREDIBLE.

    Some recommendations:

    Esbjorn Svensson Trio

    -this ones a bit harder to get into because it very intricate stuff..

    Esbjorn recently left this world...scuba diving accident =(. I had just discovered them too! Amazing musicians. I love all their stuff, what I linked is just a taste of their greatness.

    youtube is down, will edit with more links later.
  7. I'm lovin the suggestions.

    I'll definitely check out the radio thing.

    I'll have to scrounge through TradePost for some of the names. I have a bunch of trade credit built up (mostly from 80s hair metal, lol).
  8. Type those names into pandora's...and you can hear them all...legal and free, no downloads...I LOVE pandoras
  9. Silaxian


    Dec 16, 2002
    Charlotte, NC

    I just tried Pandora tonight, about 15 minutes ago in fact. Very, very cool.

  10. shatterd


    Feb 24, 2008
    I'm taking bass lessons online at workshoplive.com. Some of their instructors over there are incredible players. Anyway, one of the jazz guitar teachers over there is Jody Fisher. He's also a recording artist. I downloaded his CD from iTunes and was really impressed. It's titled..'Old Song New Licks' You can hear the bass cutting thru on the tunes. Their all instrumentals.

    One more to check out...

    The New Mastersounds

    I have their CD titled 'This is What We Do'. It's funky as hell. Kinda a fusion album...jazz, funk, soul. The bassist kicks butt. These are some incredible talented musicians.

    As an aside...workshoplive.com has a jazz course for bass. I've been really impressed with this site, sponsored by National Guitar Workshop. I'm making good progress. I'm not using a private teacher at present.
  11. scootron

    scootron Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2007
    Moved to Texas
    Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior
  12. j.a.e.r.i.p


    Apr 8, 2007
    Night Train-Oscar Peterson Trio
    Strenght EP-RH Factor
    Standard Time-Wynton Marsalis
    Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus-Charles Mingus
    Oh Yeah-Charles Mingus
    Live at Cornell in 1964 w/ Eric Dolphy-Charles Mingus Sextet
    Miles Smiles-Miles Davis Quintet
    Live at Birdland-John Coltrane Quartet
    Mosaic-Art Blakey and the Jazz Messagers
    Roll Call-Hank Mobley
    Speak No Evil-Wayne Shorter
    Erykah Badu-Live

    Check all that out ASAP
  13. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Check out The Bad Plus. Jazz trio with rock influences. There version of tom sawyer is awesome.
  14. EclecticElectrk


    Aug 26, 2008
    Jaco Pastorius- Word of Mouth
  15. rhix


    May 14, 2007
    Gary Willis! Listen to his album "bent".
  16. DeathJazz, or Jazzcore.

    Sorry I couldn't help myself, see Brutal Bassists thread.
  17. lm183902


    Aug 19, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Anything by Charlie hunter or Medeski, Martin & Wood

    Christian McBride - Live at Tonic

    John Scofield - Uberjam,Up All Night

    That's just a few very accessible albums that are a good gateway to jazz. Once You get into stuff like these, then move on to more straight-ahead jazz. Classics like Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis and Giant Steps by John Coltrane are a good start.
  18. selfblessed


    Dec 29, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Jaco self titled album
    Most Weather Report...Miroslav Vitous, Alphonso Johnson
    Miles Davis any and all
    theres more...
  19. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    A few more fusion reccomendations:

    Weather Report-Weather Report (1982)
    Weather Report-Night Passage
    Jonas Hellborg/Shawn Lane/Apt Q-256-Personae
    Stanley Clarke-The Toys Of Men
    Bunny Brunel/Dennis Chambers/Tony MacAlpine-CAB
    John Mclaughlin Trio-Live at the Royal Festival Hall
  20. DaneB


    May 25, 2008
    Western Australia
    Herbie Hancock! Headhunters, Thrust, anything really.

    Hiromi is excellent, get everything by her.

    Jeff Berlin

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