#1
well, i'm new to the jazz scene, but of what i've heard, the only jazz i like is the big band jazz that that really sends a huge wall of sound at you (reminds me of metal somewhat... lol),

and then theres the other kind of jazz i dig that you just kinda wanna sit back, relax, stick on a pair of sunglasses, snap your fingers, and drink tequila, i dont know a single word to describe it...

any recommendations? i know, the rec thread, but that seems like wasted time trying to look though all those artists when doesnt describe the style, only the main instrument.
My Rig:
Yamaha RBX 375 bass
Peavey Millenium BXP bass (won at Summer Slaughter 2010, signed by all the bands)
Eden Nemesis NC410 320w combo amp
Check out Tyrannicide, my death/thrash metal band:
http://www.myspace.com/tyrannicidemetal
#2
It's a matter of preference at that point...some people would go as far as soft jazz for that (eh, Kenny G), and I personally can chill out to Coltrane, but I'd say maybe try acid jazz...I'm not TOO familiar with the genre, but a good band to start with would be The Bad Plus

Also: Jazzanova, Four 80 East, Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, Down to the Bone, Groove Collective
"Be as radical as reality."
- V.I. Lenin
#3
Kenny G, bleh, not my style, at all.
Coltrane, YES. this is what i'm talking about!!!
The Bad Plus, i like it.


thanks, this will keep me happy.
My Rig:
Yamaha RBX 375 bass
Peavey Millenium BXP bass (won at Summer Slaughter 2010, signed by all the bands)
Eden Nemesis NC410 320w combo amp
Check out Tyrannicide, my death/thrash metal band:
http://www.myspace.com/tyrannicidemetal
#4
Oh well then if you dig Coltrane check out the rest of the bebop scene, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy, etc... Coltrane also did a really amazing album with jazz vocalist Johnny Hartman, who in my opinion should have achieved the level of fame Sinatra did, were it not for racial barriers at the time.
"Be as radical as reality."
- V.I. Lenin
#6
yes, if you're looking for an out of control big band sound you are looking for mingus.
here's the studio version of the song nick posted, first time I heard it I felt like I was being run over by a freight train
http://www.kundor.org/pub/03%20-%20Moanin%5c%27.mp3

check out his albums Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, blues and roots, mingus ah um

other can't miss stuff:
miles davis - in a silent way, bitches brew, kind of blue
freddie hubbard - red clay
john coltrane - a love supreme, my favorite things at newport
grant green - complete quartets with sonny clark
thelonious monk - carnegie hall with coltrane
eric dolphy - out to lunch