#1
I'm a complete n00b at the jazz genre, but I've been very interested in it lately, and I think I just found my true love But I'm doing poor at composing my own music, because I haven't heard much of it. I'm interested in something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gghq6pvtQHY

Stan Getz Quartet and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFzZXvivo4c

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones


Anything similar that I an start listening to? Cheers
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#2
my friend and I are both into bela fleck as well and we're both big fans of big bad voodoo daddy and a garage blues band called blackwater fever. good luck with it man. it doesn't take too much to get into it, but excelling at jazz is pretty hard to achieve.
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#3
cant listen to the music right now, but i can point you in the direction of some of my favorite jazz bands...

john coltrane quartet
the seatbelts
dave brubeck quartet
wes montgomery
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#4
you should check out one of McCoy Tyner's new releases, it's called Guitars.

In case you don't know, Tyner was Coltrane's piano player for a long time. On this new release he plays with Bela Fleck, Derek Trucks, Bill Frisell, John Scofield and Marc Ribot. It's pretty amazing and it also comes with a dvd of studio footage.
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#5
Stan Getz is a bossa nova guy, check out his work with Antonio Jobim.

Bela Fleck is fusion, check out medeski martin and wood, pick up the album Red Clay by Freddie Hubbard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp6S6yOD6qM

Check out all the classic jazz guys to get yourself started, here's a list of some that I think are great for getting into jazz:

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Charles Mingus - Blues and Roots
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
Grant Green - Idle Moments
Dizzie Gillespie w/ Stan Getz - Diz and Getz (since you like Stan Getz)
Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else