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Recommend some Jazz.

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by mebusdriver, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. I'm looking for some new music. I've been playing along with various recordings of some standards for a jazz combo I'm in. I've discovered that my favorite group setting is a quartet with most of the focus on the key players. I've been getting into monk a lot and I love his compositions and they way he always keeps the melody in mind when soloing.

    I like jazz that's that has really strong melodies that dominate the songs and are more about the composition. Not really into the 7 minute chops sessions. I was hoping to get some recommendations of some artist, new and old, or some albums like this that you guys love. I play with a big horn section so these guys are always making me check out horn players. But I'm really more drawn towards the key players. I just don't know of many of the "greats" or the really popular guys. Thanks for any help!
  2. Should probably clarify. Sorry!! Key, bass, drums, and horn. Or just a key trio with bass and drums. Thanks!
  3. Bass_Thumper


    Oct 20, 2009
    Madison, MS
  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

  5. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Anything by Monty Alexander. He covers a lot of ground and I love the way he often incorporates calypso, reggae and soul influences.
  6. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Bill Evans Trio "Sunday At The Village Vanguard" is a piano/bass/drum trio disc that every bass player should listen to like a million times.

    For a more modern take on this format, check out Avishai Cohen's "Gently Disturbed".
  7. PlungerModerno


    Apr 12, 2012
    Nice. Calm and rich - but deliciously textured. An airy mix that just sizzles ;)
  8. lidesnowi


    Jan 29, 2011
  9. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Horn-centered: Check John Zorn / Masada.
    For old classics, Bird & Diz made some great music together.
  10. Christian Mcbride.
  11. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Ahmad Jamal Trio, straight-ahead Herbie Hancock (but the electric stuff is good too).
  12. john_murchison


    Dec 1, 2010
    Ahmad Jamal trio late 50s with Israel Crosby and Vernel Fournier
  13. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Check out "Money Jungle" with Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach. It's raw, rough and humorous in a way. One of my favorite jazz albums.
  14. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
  15. superchefmrt


    Aug 18, 2012
    I 100% agree on the Bill Evans suggestion, I'll have to check out the Avishai Cohen one...
  16. Sleeping Giant

    Sleeping Giant

    Aug 3, 2011
    Diana Krall's Live In Paris. Amazing stuff. The DVD has an extra track that starts just bass and vocal and builds with the other instruments. Great walking bass on there.
  17. davidjackson


    Sep 10, 2011
    Mingus Mingus Mingus!

    Specifically, the Black Saint and the Sinner Lady and, if you can find it, Live at Antibes.


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