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Old 30-09-2007, 05:29 PM
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I've always really loved jazz but have never bought any and don't really know where to start looking.

Could anyone suggest, say, a compilation, or an album or two that would be a good starting point for me to start to get to know the genre a bit better?
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Old 30-09-2007, 06:39 PM
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Blue Note label is a good a place to start as any.
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Old 30-09-2007, 06:44 PM
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Jazz is a tough thing to get into because of the varying styles and fusions that are incorporated
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Old 30-09-2007, 06:58 PM
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Miles Davis, Django Reinhardt, Esborn Svenson Trio, [em], John Coltrane, Duke Ellington,
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Old 30-09-2007, 07:35 PM
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Charles Mingus
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Old 30-09-2007, 07:45 PM
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Herbie Hancock. Headhunters. That is all you need know.
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Old 30-09-2007, 07:50 PM
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im certainly no expert on the genre, but id do buy a bit of jazz now and then. heres some of the albums ive bought over the last year or so that ive been really enjoying. most of the stuff is from the early seventies most of its pretty easy to listen to when compared with some jazz. i think any of these albums would be a pretty good place to start.
tyrone washington- roots
sun ra- other side of the sun
ramsey lewis trio- the in crowd
david axelrod- songs of innocence
hank mobley- the turnaround
ramone morris- sweet sister funk
donald byrd- electric byrd
freddie hubbard- first light
cannonball adderley quintet- the price you got to pay to be free
yusef lateef- the complete
bobbi humphrey- blacks and blues
lonnie liston smith and the cosmic echoes- expansions
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Old 30-09-2007, 07:51 PM
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ill second that. headhunters are incredible too.
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:23 AM
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Starting from when? You could start with old Louis Armstrong from the 20's. Ellington was the best ever. Bebop - Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk. Straight ahead - Lee Morgan, Jimmy Smith, Hank Mobley. The modernists Miles Davis, John Coltrane. The experimentalists - Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Art Ensemble of Chicago. And then there is Rahsaan Roland Kirk. He is unto himself. Are you into Jazz-funk - then Herbie Hancock Headhunters will be a great start, or Jaco Pastorius/Weather Report. I suggest starting with a good Impulse collection, Verve, Atlantic and Blue Note. The 50s and 60s were the best years for those labels. I could write a book on this subject but suggest you start here http://www.ropeadope.com/
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:37 PM
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If you can get your hands on Herbie Hancock's soundtrack for Death Wish then check that out. Deadly.
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