#3
GREG HOWE. awesome shred jazz.
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#4
Chick Corea is a great keyboardist, check out Chick Corea Elektric Band (One or two...Yes, there's two). Art Tatum is a great pianist... Allan Holdsworth or Guthrie Govan if you want fusion, Adam Nitti... Trio Sud... There are a few others I can't remember, but those should be enough to get you started, anyway.
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#5
Well I personally don't really like much jazz guitar, but check out Stan Getz, Mamavig, Kenny Ball, Duke Elington and Louis Armstrong.

EDIT: I'll probably get alot of hate for it, but Kenny G is one of my favorite musicians of all time. Check him out too.
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Last edited by MetalMilitia212 at Mar 13, 2009,
#6
I think Pat Metheny is great for anyone looking to get into jazz. His music covers alot of what jazz is all about. I highly recommend his album 'Watercolors'.

You might also want to check out some of the classics such as:

Miles Davis - Kind of Blues
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

If you are looking for more of a 'groove' kind of jazz, John Scofield may be what you are looking for. His album 'A Go Go' is great. Also check out the classic group Martin Medeski & Wood.

Edit: Almost forgot, The Charlie Hunter Quintet are also a very groovy group. Charlie Hunter is very talented guitarist.
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Last edited by highwaysalmon at Mar 13, 2009,
#8
best prob start off with more simple Jazz (Big Band Swing) from the 20's and 30's, Benny Goodman and Louis Armstrong are good places to start.