akack
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Join date: Dec 2006
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#1
I've wanted to listen to some Jazz for a while now, and never got around to doing it. I have 2-4 songs by Miles Davis, 2 songs by George Benson and 1 song by Duke Ellington that I really really liked. Please suggest me some good Jazz to introduce me to the genre.
imgooley
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Join date: Oct 2007
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#4
If you like blues, check out Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus. Monk's Dream and Brilliant Corners are good starters for Monk, and Mysterious Blues is a good starter for Mingus.
Nick_
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Join date: Aug 2006
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#7
^Those are too smooth for my tastes.

I recommend you start with Davis' first quintet. Pick up the classic prestige-era recordings: Relaxin', Workin, Steamin' and Cookin'.
imgooley
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#8
I agree with Nick. Smooth Jazz will skew your perception of Jazz. It's best to either start out with bop or traditional or swing.
Jimmy94
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Join date: Jun 2006
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#10
I'd say the best album to start out with would be Coltrane - My Favorite Things. Joe Pass is where I started, haven't stopped listening to jazz since
imgooley
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#12
Quote by ohhey9040
A Love Supreme-John Coltrane
That was my first and ever since I've loved jazz.

One of my favorite albums.