#1
I love jazz but lately I've become kind of bored with the 1 minute melody then for another 7 minutes they all improvise over the chord progression type structure. I wanted to know if any of you could recommend jazz that changes up more and is more structurally interesting. I don't mean the more avant garde or experimental jazz like John Zorn, I mean something with the sound of Davis or Coltrane or Montgomery, you know that classic jazz sound, but more interesting structurally. Any recommendations?
#2
Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Wayne Shorter

The first two are different than classical sounding jazz, along with Medeski Martin and Wood, but you may find them interesting.
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#3
+1 for MMW. Mahavishnu, Mingus, and Hancock are all great as well.
#4
try White Rabbit by George Benson, it has very interesting arrangements. Charles Mingus is good at breaking out of the standard structure as well, I especially like Blues And Roots.
#5
Ahem.


Cecil Taylor. Also, Ornette Coleman. And The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus is a must have.

Try Dialogues by Jim Hall and The Freedom Suite and Way Out West by Sonny Rollins.