#1
Don't know if this thread fits in here but meh.

I've listened to Heavy Metal and its variations for a while and I have also branched out into Pop and other types of music. However I wish to get into Jazz and have no idea where to start.

Can anybody name me any breakthrough or truly awe-inspiring Jazz albums that I can listen to.

Thanks.
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https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=30

Some favourites:

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
Keith Jarrett - The Koln Concert
Stan Getz and João Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto
Al DiMeola/John McLaughlin/Paco DeLucia - Friday Night in San Francisco
Dave Brubeck - Time Out
Django Reinhardt - Djangology 49
Ella Fitzgerald - Sings the Gerschwin Songbook
Louis Armstrong - The Hot Fives and Hot Sevens
Oscar Peterson - Night Train
Tal Farlow - Tal
Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of...
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#5
Thanks for the link.
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#6
You absolutely must check The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and Bohren & Der Club Of Gore. Not your typical Jazz but it's sooo good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZiDxw9r2BQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJg_BzMBp4A&feature=related
#7
As metal, Jazz has a good amount of sub genre's. Since you like metal, good chance you'll like some Bebop. Listen to some Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker.
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Buddy Rich - Mercy Mercy Live at Caesars Palace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#11
John Coltrane's A Love Supreme was the first jazz album I ever got, and it's definitely one of my favorite albums ever. So good.
#13
The album "Romantic Warrior" by Return to Forever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1tcmWt_x7s

Any song/album by Panzerballett
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CgKzkriPQk

"Teen Town" by Weather Report (DAT BASSLINE FFFFFFFFUUUUU-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSUk8bSVHYc

The album "Giant Steps" by John Coltrane
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kotK9FNEYU

All so goddamn epic. Think Prog meets Jazz for the first two.
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#14
Modern Jazz Quartet, or the Jacques Loussier Trio.
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#15
Pat Metheny
John Scofield
Herbie Hancock
Miles Davis
David Torn
Bill Frisell
John McLaughlin / Mahavishnu Orchestra
Medeski, Martin & Wood
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There's all sorts out there, but your best bet is probably the jazz and blues forum.
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#19
I'm the same as you. I began in heavy metal and used to be an elitist metal-head douchebag but I have since begun to branch out. It is great that you are too.

The first jazz album I got is John Coltrane: A Love Supreme. I highly recommend it. He has amazing phrasing and an amazing sense of melody. Listen to the last song, Psalm. It is very minor/ sad in tone and very reminiscent of the minor melodies which are pervasive in metal music.
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I'm the same as you. I began in heavy metal and used to be an elitist metal-head douchebag but I have since begun to branch out. It is great that you are too.

The first jazz album I got is John Coltrane: A Love Supreme. I highly recommend it. He has amazing phrasing and an amazing sense of melody. Listen to the last song, Psalm. It is very minor/ sad in tone and very reminiscent of the minor melodies which are pervasive in metal music.


Yes, win. A Love Supreme is amazing.


@TS - Also, Thelonious Monk.
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Quote by multipleofone
I'm the same as you. I began in heavy metal and used to be an elitist metal-head douchebag but I have since begun to branch out. It is great that you are too.

The first jazz album I got is John Coltrane: A Love Supreme. I highly recommend it. He has amazing phrasing and an amazing sense of melody. Listen to the last song, Psalm. It is very minor/ sad in tone and very reminiscent of the minor melodies which are pervasive in metal music.


Just acquired a copy, great album thanks.

Did you just call me an elitist heavy metal Douchebag?
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#23
Ew, that is disgusting! Why would you even want to? Like, seriously, what so you gain by getting into j-

Oh. Jazz. With an "a."


As someone before has said, jazz has many different subgenres. Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong tend to be the big ones that come to mind from Jazz's heyday, and Billie Holiday for jazz singers, though, again, this stuff is all very different. As an example, contrast Jelly Roll Morton's "Dead Man Blues" with Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP7KZDP4DYk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_1LfT1MvzI

For more modern jazz, check out Chris Potter Underground:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-x4f7o-8E8

Hope this helps as a starting point.
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#24
^this

Also, Wes Montgomery's impressions of Paris is an excellent place to start!

First jazz album I purchased.
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#25
Some great albums:


Brad Mehldau - Highway Rider
John Zorn - Naked City
Lounge Lizards - Lounge Lizards
Sun Ra - Space Is The Place
Wynton Marsalis - Wynton Marsalis
Ornette Coleman - Broken Shadows
Eric Dolphy - Outward Bound
Brian Blade - Brian Blade Fellowship

But if you're not used to jazz some of these might take some time to get used to...
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