Start Me Off On Some Jazz


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06-08-2008, 11:34 AM
I've wanted to listen to some Jazz for a while now, and never got around to doing it. I have 2-4 songs by Miles Davis, 2 songs by George Benson and 1 song by Duke Ellington that I really really liked. Please suggest me some good Jazz to introduce me to the genre.

06-08-2008, 11:35 AM
Bill Evans Trio- Sunday at the Village Vanguard

06-08-2008, 02:19 PM
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba!!!!

06-08-2008, 02:38 PM
If you like blues, check out Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus. Monk's Dream and Brilliant Corners are good starters for Monk, and Mysterious Blues is a good starter for Mingus.

ze monsta
06-08-2008, 02:45 PM
John Coltrane and Miles Davis?

Free Time
06-08-2008, 05:32 PM
Here's some I dig:

Benson - Breezin' (

Norman Brown - That's the way love goes (

Chris Standring - Soul Express (

Montgomery - Fly me to the moon (

06-08-2008, 06:15 PM
^Those are too smooth for my tastes.

I recommend you start with Davis' first quintet. Pick up the classic prestige-era recordings: Relaxin', Workin, Steamin' and Cookin'.

06-08-2008, 07:58 PM
I agree with Nick. Smooth Jazz will skew your perception of Jazz. It's best to either start out with bop or traditional or swing.

06-08-2008, 09:12 PM
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06-08-2008, 10:41 PM
I'd say the best album to start out with would be Coltrane - My Favorite Things. Joe Pass is where I started, haven't stopped listening to jazz since :)

06-11-2008, 02:06 PM
A Love Supreme-John Coltrane
That was my first and ever since I've loved jazz.

06-11-2008, 03:54 PM
A Love Supreme-John Coltrane
That was my first and ever since I've loved jazz.
One of my favorite albums.