Jazz Artists....recommendations ?
I'm a young buck, but I wanna get into some Jazz. Now, i don't like that bebop ( sp? ) shit that much. Just gimme a list along with some albums. Thanx.
if you read my post creative guy i said that SOME of his stuff is bebop...
AHMAD JAMAL - Truly a pioneer and my favorite jazz musician, he is just a pimp
"Naked City Theme"
ART BLAKLEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS
PHILLY JOE JONES - "Blues For Dracula" (the dank shit)
I can't thank you guys enough for the replies. Y'all have been really helpful. I'll go crate digging soon. Thanx.
interesting..I LOVE jazz more than hiphop.my choice for hot shit,les mcann,wes montgomery.those cats epitomize what you're lookin for.peace va
You need Kind Of Blue by Davis and A Love Supreme by Coltrane.
One more thing...read Charlie Mingus'XXX-rated autobiography Beneath the Underdog-it will seriously change your life for the better.
if you don't like bebop miles, listen to bitches brew and livevil. Oh yeah, see if you can spot the Outkast sample on livevil.
as far as hip-hop history is concerned, check out almost everything on these labels from around '68-'74
(but dont pay too much $ for them):
-Fania (mad latin flava)
Start with Freddie Hubbard, you can't go wrong with Red Clay and Keep Your Soul Together. If you're open-minded (maybe not if you don't dig bebop) pick up some Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra, and Ornette Coleman. Can you believe that Dizzy Gillespie dissed Ornette Coleman when he first came out? He said, "I don't know what it is, but its not jazz."
*Still mourning the loss of the Church of Saint John Coltrane in San Francisco*
All miles stuff is NOT bebop. What do you mean by bebop by the way, cuz there is a whole lotta stuff you might be missing out on that you dont consider bebop but some of us do.
Louis Armstrong heh heh (hey its not bebop)
Fred Wessly (James Brown Trombone Player)
that asian sax playing woman kiko I think kiko something
art Farmer Jazziet I think
JJ Johnson well thats a lot of bebop
jamiroaqui not sure how to spell
Coltrane, some of that is like swing and stuff
Charlie Parker, probably too bebop
Duke Ellington Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman
Ill think of more
the trombone shawty
Modern Jazz Quartet if you like that
then there is every ones favorite kenny G "cool" people dont like him i think some of his stuff is pretty good Is it jazz? as long as you define jazz as something you feel and need soul and rhythm to do, then yes kenny G is jazz. Well maybe not defined as that but anyway. Ill post more when I go through my old records.
^^^^^^bebop...well actually birth of the cool....but they both have some bebop too.....hmmm...bebop is the shit....get it right
just start off by buying shit on CTI, blue thumb, blue note, etc and then read the artists who contributed on that lp (example, billy cobham did the drums for so and so, then next look for billy cobhams shit). Half the fun is you putting yourself on the artists. Beware of lps made after 75, listen before you buy those cause thats when shit started to die down. But definitley the whole CTI fam would be your best start.
jimmy sommers, hes tight he gots rapheal saddiq ginuwine and some other people on his album
grover washington, jr.
early bob james
later herb alpert
rashaan roland kirk
just so you know, most of this is early to late seventies stuff, so you will find it more easily on vinyl than any other format.
Also, preferably on vinyl.
Help is appreciated.