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Adnan_le_Terrible
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France
1973 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2004 :  16:32:39  Show Profile  Visit Adnan_le_Terrible's Homepage
I really like jazz, but never bought a record, I am a jazz-downloader. Since a couple of days, I listen to jazz all the time : Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker again, a French pianist called Bojan Z, Gillespie, etc.

Could someone make me a list of, let's say, 10 really exceptional jazz records. It would be nice of you. Thx.



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IceCream
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Posted - 02/21/2004 :  17:03:13  Show Profile  Visit IceCream's Homepage
Telephone by Ron Carter.

I also LOOOVE Pastels by Ron Carter, but no one seems to like that one.


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IceCream
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Posted - 02/21/2004 :  17:05:27  Show Profile  Visit IceCream's Homepage
Whoops; sorry, I just noticed that you said TEN records. Well, maybe those can be considered by the people who are making a list.


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Broken Face
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Posted - 02/21/2004 :  17:19:43  Show Profile  Visit Broken Face's Homepage
1. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

A perfect record

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Newo
~ Abstract Brain ~

Spain
2638 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2004 :  17:37:56  Show Profile  Click to see Newo's MSN Messenger address
In no particular order:
Charlie Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch
Dexter Gordon - Go
Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess
Charlie Hunter - Bing Bing Bing
Dave Brubeck - Time Out
Herbie Hancock - Headhunters
Mingus again - Oh Yeah
Coltrane - Love Supreme

But I'd trade 'em all for Thelonious Monk, so anything of his up until Straight, No Chaser (1966)

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apl4eris
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USA
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Posted - 02/21/2004 :  17:47:17  Show Profile  Visit apl4eris's Homepage
I'm not sure what type of Jazz you like the best, but here's some stuff off the top of my head. I really love the early jazz - 20s through the late 30s, but I love it all. We haven't listened to it as much lately, but we have a big stash of jazz 78s that are a ball to play on the victrola. I'd tell you what albums to get, but if you look these ppl up online, the reviews usually give you a clue - there are so many different jazz recordings and masterings that it's kinda hit and miss. I'm no expert, but I really get into it. These are all major players, so they shouldn't be hard to find (not exactly 10 - sorry!):

Zoot Sims (did lots of work in France)
Harry James
Johnny Hodges
Woody Herman
Count Basie
Duke Ellington
Bennie Goodman
Jimmy Dorsey
early Louis Armstrong (Creole Jazz/Dixieland) and later (more mainstream, not my fave)
singers:
Billie Holiday
Etta James
Ella Fitzgerald

If you haven't already, you might want to see if you can rent "The Jazz Singer" with Al Jolson (the first full-length feature with sound, from 1927, though not much spoken).


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IceCream
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Posted - 02/21/2004 :  18:29:49  Show Profile  Visit IceCream's Homepage
oh - and Brian Bromburg has an album called Wood.


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Newo
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Spain
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Posted - 02/21/2004 :  18:38:03  Show Profile  Click to see Newo's MSN Messenger address
Forgot Django Reinhardt. Django Reinhardt.

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darwin
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USA
5395 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2004 :  21:48:59  Show Profile
I'm no expert and I'm trying to learn more, but here's what I like so far

Monk (like Newo said he's the top) - I first got into Solo Monk, but "Brilliant Corners" is great and sometimes said to be his best, see what he meant when he said "there are no wrong notes"
Gillespie - he gives me chills, I like "Sonny Side Up" with him, Sonny Sitt, and Sonny Rollins
Ellington - him with his band live is perfection, The Newport Jazz festival where they tore the place apart (Gonzalez's solo) is a classic, but there's many live albums
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - I don't know much of his stuff but their album "Moanin'" is grea
Miles Davis - "Kind of Blue" and "Birth of the Cool" are necessary. I also like "Porgy and Bess" like Newo said, "Sketches of Spain" is also very nice
Joe Williams - great singer, check him out with Count Basie on "Williams Sings, Basie Swings" (or something like that)
Bill Evans - great piano, relaxing stuff, I think he was in Davis's quartet
Ella Fitzgerald - Songbooks
Sonny Rollins - "Colosus"
Coltrane - I actually like "Giant Steps" more than "Love Supreme"
Oscar Peterson - more great piano
Modern Jazz Quartet - solid stable group
"Bags Groove" - Miles Davis, Monk, Rollins, and others, sometimes hyped as the best jazz session ever

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IceCream
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Posted - 02/21/2004 :  22:10:48  Show Profile  Visit IceCream's Homepage
Miles Davis has a 1974 album called "Get up With It". Though it's definitely not a classic, it's notable for having a 30-minute song that doesn't get boring. Most mediocre artists today make 5-minute songs that are boring. Just goes to show how incredibly COOL Miles is.


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Mad Dawg
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USA
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Posted - 02/21/2004 :  22:49:44  Show Profile  Visit Mad Dawg's Homepage
Pharoe Sanders.

If you want to feel like you're on acid, but not take any, see if you can find "air pocket" by the Fowler Brothers (the Fowler Brothers are the most talented family of musicians on the planet and make most living musicians sound silly). I think they use Tony Morales (rippingtons drummer)on the record. (Best living studio drummer.)

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interloper
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440 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2004 :  00:21:44  Show Profile
Miles Davis - anything from 1968 up to his retirement.

Coltrane - anything up to and including Love Supreme (before he lost his mind)

Monk - anything

Cannonball Adderly - Anything with his brother and Joe Zawinal

Ahmad Jamal - Anything...known for his overt minimalism, "real" jazz guys hated him and claimed he was nothing more than "lounge", however people like Miles loved him because of his simplicity.



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Newo
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Spain
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Posted - 02/22/2004 :  01:22:47  Show Profile  Click to see Newo's MSN Messenger address
Keith Jarrett at Koln too.

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Frog in the Sand
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France
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Posted - 02/22/2004 :  01:54:02  Show Profile  Visit Frog in the Sand's Homepage
My current 3 faves (highly recommended):

- Miles Davis, 'Sketches of Spain'
- Pat Metheny & Charlie Haden, 'Beyond the Missouri Sky'
- Abdullah Ibrahim & others, 'African Horns'

If you can't buy' em, steal' em!


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Adnan_le_Terrible
* Dog in the Sand *

France
1973 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2004 :  03:03:26  Show Profile  Visit Adnan_le_Terrible's Homepage
Well, thank you everybody.



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jediroller
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Posted - 02/22/2004 :  03:17:21  Show Profile
Cool! A jazz thread started by a Frenchman.

My list (no particular order):

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Bojan Zulfikarpasic - Solobsession
Bojan Z trio - Transpacifik
The Horace Silver Quintet - Song For My Father
Romano, Sclavis, Texier (Le Querrec) - Carnet de Routes / Suite Africaine
Helen Merrill & Dick Katz - The Feeling Is Mutual
The Best of the Miles Davis Quintet 1965-1968
Stefano Di Battista - Stefano Di Battista
Keith Jarrett, Gary Peackock, Jack DeJohnette - Whisper Not
Enrico Rava - Paolo Fresu - Shades of Chet

And Monk, of course. Like they said.

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Atheist4Catholics
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USA
925 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2004 :  07:32:14  Show Profile  Visit Atheist4Catholics's Homepage
Do yourself a favor and pick up Miles Davis - "The Complete Concert 1964: My Funny Valentine + Four and More"

It's a live recording with Miles, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, and a great sax player whose name eludes me. It was a benefit concert and Miles didn't tell the other players they were working for free until right before they went on so they were pissed off and played everything really fast and furious, including the ballads. It's amazing.

Also check out Masada. They're a Jazz quartet (drum, upright, trumpet, alto sax) fronted by John Zorn. Everything they've done is great. I think they're the best current thing going in Jazz. Best live jazz I've ever seen.


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Adnan_le_Terrible
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France
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Posted - 02/22/2004 :  07:55:12  Show Profile  Visit Adnan_le_Terrible's Homepage
I also like the Esbjörn Svensson Trio, from Stockholm, which I discovered while in Sweden.



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Cheeseman1000
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Iceland
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Posted - 02/22/2004 :  13:54:55  Show Profile  Visit Cheeseman1000's Homepage
Kind Of Blue is the most obvious jazz album anyone could name. However, its also one of the best albums of any genre ever. Truly awesome.
Also Bitches Brew and In A Silent Way by Davis, Headhunters by Herbie Hancock is pretty cool, and I'll drop in Nat King Cole again.


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Adnan_le_Terrible
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France
1973 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2004 :  16:15:04  Show Profile  Visit Adnan_le_Terrible's Homepage
My first purchase is going to be Kind of Blue, tomorrow.



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