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Moooo
07-22-2006, 11:27 AM
Okay, so I love Jazz, but being a sheltered individual I am, I don't know really where to look to find different stuff.

I was on the internet and decided to upgrade my John Coltrane collection (I played sax in high school and so I can appreciate how amazing he is through my suckiness). I like Miles Davis also. I absolutely love Dave Brubeck as well.

Given those choices, what would you recommend for me? Although I appreciate the fast sections of Jazz I really like the slower, more emotional (IMO) pieces. Given this, does anyone stick out to you that I might not know about?

Moooo

luv
07-22-2006, 11:37 AM
BB King


Oh, you said Jazz.

phisherman
07-22-2006, 11:41 AM
coltrane albums: crescent, and ballads

grant green: idle moments

sonny rollins: out west, saxophone colossus

Moooo
07-22-2006, 11:50 AM
coltrane albums: crescent, and ballads

grant green: idle moments

sonny rollins: out west, saxophone colossus

Thank you, sir. I downloaded one of his latest pieces (off of Interstellar Space, called Venus), months before he died, and its very expressionistic. Not easy to listen to at all (but its not supposed to be).

BB King

Oh, you said Jazz.

B.B. King is a god to me. I was so pissed when I found out he was in Branson and it was already sold out.

I also love Louis Armstrong, so smooth yet so emotional.

Moooo

phisherman
07-22-2006, 12:08 PM
interstellar space is a tough listen all around, it's all duets between him and rashied ali...very expressive, some of trane's most beautiful and spiritual music

if you're into that type of late era coltrane, i HIGHLY recommend the 4 cd set, live in japan... it's the prize of my coltrane collection

Moooo
07-22-2006, 12:32 PM
interstellar space is a tough listen all around, it's all duets between him and rashied ali...very expressive, some of trane's most beautiful and spiritual music

if you're into that type of late era coltrane, i HIGHLY recommend the 4 cd set, live in japan... it's the prize of my coltrane collection

I have to be in the mood for it. When I want to chill out, its not the right piece. But when I'm thinking a lot about things, it seems to make sense.

Moooo

ChiefsfaninPA
07-25-2006, 01:19 PM
If you like Trane you will love Bird. Any of his stuff is great, but if you are looking for emotional pieces you should check out any of his music when he was accompanied by strings. I don't know the name of the album off the top of my head, but when I get home I will let you know.

htismaqe
07-25-2006, 01:22 PM
Wrong forum.

If you want to find jAZ, check over in Washington DC.

Baby Lee
07-25-2006, 01:22 PM
Arne Domnerus
Gerry Mulligan

Mr. Kotter
07-25-2006, 02:09 PM
Kenny G is really cool..... ;)

kc rush
07-25-2006, 04:01 PM
Among my faves:
Stan Getz
Vince Guaraldi
Dave Brubek
George Benson
Coletrane

StcChief
07-25-2006, 05:08 PM
Charlie 'Bird' Parker
Weather Report
John Coltrane
Mile Davis (both jazz/blues)
Earl Klugh
Jeff Beck (Jazz Fusion)

KC's own - Pat Matheny and several joint records.

ChiefsfaninPA
07-26-2006, 04:16 AM
Kenny G is really cool..... ;)

Kenny G is not cool or jazz. He plays a sax over r&b tracks. Hardly jazz.

ChiefsfaninPA
07-26-2006, 04:21 AM
If you like Trane you will love Bird. Any of his stuff is great, but if you are looking for emotional pieces you should check out any of his music when he was accompanied by strings. I don't know the name of the album off the top of my head, but when I get home I will let you know.

The album I was referencing here is Bird with Strings. This is when he was on the Verve label. When he did some stuff for the Dial label he also did some music with an orchestra but it is not as good or plentiful as the music of when he was on the Verve label.

StcChief
07-26-2006, 11:17 AM
The album I was referencing here is Bird with Strings. This is when he was on the Verve label. When he did some stuff for the Dial label he also did some music with an orchestra but it is not as good or plentiful as the music of when he was on the Verve label.

Couple good ones. The 'Bird Soundtrack' with his original horn mixed.
Movie Directed by Clint Eastwood. Award for sound engineering IIRC.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000026KK/102-0812748-5625710?v=glance&n=5174

Swedish Schnapps recording IMPORT.
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