#1
So I'd say I have a varied music taste, recently I want to listen to blues and jazz more in depth if that makes sense but I don't know where to begin. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated and even just the basics and I can go from there. I understand there are different types of blues and jazz and I'd like to listen to all, I'm looking to hear some cool licks and baselines but everything is great!

Thanks in advance
#2
The first jazz album I bought was the Number 1 Jazz Album Ever. 200 different songs for about $10 on iTunes.

Check it out here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-No-Jazz...r/dp/B005EPCVY4

My favourite song is Dial S for Sonny (Sonny Clark)

This is a list from Hydra150 in another thread (Blues artists)


Quote by Hydra150

I'll list a few favourites, from several periods and styles. In no particular order.

BB King - A personal favourite
Ry Cooder
Ronnie Earl
Otis Taylor
George Thorogood
Freddie King
John Lee Hooker
Albert King
Little Milton
Duke Robillard
Angus Young
Eric Clapton
Sean Costello
Allman Brothers Band
Albert Collins
Matt Guitar Murphy
Buddy Guy
Harry Manx
Bill Doggett
Big Mama Thornton
Skip James
Etta James
Warren Hayes/Derek Truck(Gov't Mule)
Eric Bibb
Seasick Steve Wold
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Keb' Mo'
Louis Jordan
Willie Dixon
John Mayall
Little Walter
Bo' Diddley
Robben Ford - Another personal favourite
T-Bone Walker
Johnny Shines
Gary Moore
Elmore James
Eugene Bridge
Billy Gibbons
John Mayer
Magic Slim
Peter Green
Walter Trout
Leadbelly
Jeff Healey
Robert Cray
Keith Ritchards
Justin Bieber
Muddy Waters
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Mississippi Fred McDowell
Joe Bonamassa
Son House
Mississippi John Hurt
Jimi Hendrix
Dr John
Larry Carlton
Blind Willie McTell
Jimmie Vaughn
Taj Mahal
Robert Johnson
Rory Gallagher


And don't judge artists by one of their songs.
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#3
+1 for Robben Ford. Much more 'jazzy' that your average blues bear.
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#5
Saw Ford and Taj Mahal live once, different styles but enjoy both and have semi regular rotation on the iPod. Ford does have the jazzy lines at times.
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