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cDark3r 03-10-2013 03:17 PM

A good Jazz CD?
 
Hi! I'm 14 years old and I listen to rock and that type stuff. But sometimes I want to listen to some less "agressive" music and I want to listen to some jazz. But i don't know any Jazz artist. So, witch Jazz record do you think is THE BEST?

Mad About Drums 03-10-2013 03:41 PM

Re: A good Jazz CD?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cDark3r (Post 1116976)
So, witch Jazz record do you think is THE BEST?

Blimey man, we could be here all days, no doubt the jazz cats on the forum will give you some "unmissable" records, the must be in your CD collection recordings, so I'll leave the "standard" jazz records to the experts :)

I've been enjoying the Hiromi Trio Project, they've released to CD's so far "Voice" and "Move", it's amazing music, the musicianship is out of this world.

Here's the two title track from each CD, both performed live, I hope you'll enjoy the show :)

"Voice" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM8yxTBwzC0

"Move" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rxYw7Y45Eo

bobdadruma 03-10-2013 04:33 PM

Re: A good Jazz CD?
 
Why not start by watching this PBS 10 part documentary.
It will lead you to many artists whom you can pull up and listen to.
This series will also help you understand how jazz improv works.
Have fun and enjoy.

http://youtu.be/b_dAYqgLP8s

xsarith 03-10-2013 04:41 PM

Re: A good Jazz CD?
 
I've been really getting into jazz recently after being a metal guy all my life, in face I haven't listened to any metal in the past few days now that I think about it.

My favorite jazz record currently is John Coltrane's "Blue Train" you can listen to the entire album on YouTube, Locomotion is probably my favorite track on the album too.

Heres a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjI8ruaL4D0

brady 03-10-2013 05:22 PM

Re: A good Jazz CD?
 
There are several "must have" records for a jazz collection. A few that come immediately to mind are:

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue; Milestones is a favorite too

Oscar Peterson - Night Train

Art Blakey - Moanin'

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out

John Coltrane - Blue Train (you mentioned already owning this one...good start.)

Plus anything with Clifford Brown and Max Roach and as well as anything by Thelonious Monk.

There are many many others too that I'm sure others will mention.

Also check out the other side of Drummerworld. There are many jazz drummers to check out and a lot of links in the gallery have sample songs as well as videos. Sometimes there are also discography recommendations.

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummerchoice.html


Check out "The Legends" and "Jazz Pioneers". That should keep you busy for a while

Drums101 03-11-2013 12:57 AM

Re: A good Jazz CD?
 
A Love Supreme by John Coltrane

My current favorite album is Four MF's Playing Tunes by Branford Marsalis

JBoom 03-11-2013 03:18 AM

Re: A good Jazz CD?
 
Above and beyond suggestions already made, I highly recommended "East Side Suite" by Louie Bellson.


https://www.google.com/search?q=East...+Louie+Bellson

Lovetadraw 03-11-2013 06:41 AM

Re: A good Jazz CD?
 
My grandfather gave me a copy of some Ray Brown Trio stuff, I loved it.

cDark3r 03-11-2013 08:26 PM

Re: A good Jazz CD?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mad About Drums (Post 1116980)
Blimey man, we could be here all days, no doubt the jazz cats on the forum will give you some "unmissable" records, the must be in your CD collection recordings, so I'll leave the "standard" jazz records to the experts :)

I've been enjoying the Hiromi Trio Project, they've released to CD's so far "Voice" and "Move", it's amazing music, the musicianship is out of this world.

Here's the two title track from each CD, both performed live, I hope you'll enjoy the show :)

"Voice" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM8yxTBwzC0

"Move" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rxYw7Y45Eo

Wow from me who have listen to NIRVANA since i was 6 this is actually really good! Thanks!

cDark3r 03-11-2013 08:28 PM

Re: A good Jazz CD?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xsarith (Post 1116997)
I've been really getting into jazz recently after being a metal guy all my life, in face I haven't listened to any metal in the past few days now that I think about it.

My favorite jazz record currently is John Coltrane's "Blue Train" you can listen to the entire album on YouTube, Locomotion is probably my favorite track on the album too.

Heres a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjI8ruaL4D0

Thanks! John Coltrane sound very good just from the first songs of the Blue train album! Thanks once again!

dmacc 03-13-2013 01:00 PM

Re: A good Jazz CD?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bobdadruma (Post 1116996)
Why not start by watching this PBS 10 part documentary.
It will lead you to many artists whom you can pull up and listen to.
This series will also help you understand how jazz improv works.
Have fun and enjoy.

http://youtu.be/b_dAYqgLP8s

Fabulous idea!!!

Also, you can get some ideas from this great thread: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ight=jazz+cats

I've also randomly - and I do stress randomly - a grouping from my personal CD list which I've attached here as a pdf file. It's not meant to be an all encompassing list and as a result there are a ton of gaps and holes in it, but it's a sample / start.
Attachment 55229

I do think Bob's suggestion regarding the DVD series is the best!

12x7 03-13-2013 01:32 PM

Re: A good Jazz CD?
 
Sundance- Kevin Eubanks

Still blows me away to this day. Not only is drummer Tommy Campbell amazing on it, all the songs are killer from beginning to end.

BacteriumFendYoke 03-13-2013 02:30 PM

Re: A good Jazz CD?
 
Dmacc's PDF is very good. It does miss out some of the 'European' - style Jazz (e.g. ECM) that came a little later. I'm a big fan of Jan Garbarek's early 70s albums as well as Keith Jarrett's European and American ensembles - both of which have something different to offer.

The more you get into Jazz the more you realise that there are some big historical changes that all come together fairly closely chronologically. Big Band from the 30s and 40s differs hugely from the Bop played in the the 50s, which sounds very different to Post-Bop, which also sounds very different from later albums released in the 70s.

Steep yourself in it!

8Mile 03-13-2013 09:47 PM

Re: A good Jazz CD?
 
If you want what is (in my opinion) the definitive guide to jazz music, pick up the Penguin Guide to Jazz.

I thought about starting a thread about that book, but I'll just post it here instead since I see someone has asked a question about it.

The best book of jazz writing I've ever read. The authors, Cook and Morton, have a splended writing style and there are no holes in their listening repertoire. In fact, they are particularly well-versed in European jazz. They rate every single recording according to a star system, from 1 to 4 stars, with a "crown" being awarded to a select group of really special recordings. But they write descriptive text about each one as well, so you can choose to pay attention to the ratings or not and just get a description of the tunes.

There are countless editions of the book that have been printed. My buddy and I used to wait anxiously for each new edition. Since one of the authors is now deceased, I don't think they're writing new editions any longer.

But get one of the editions, used or whatever you have to do. It's a fantastic book that will reward you for many years to come.

groove1 03-14-2013 06:30 PM

Re: A good Jazz CD?
 
Jazz, like Rock and other music has a lot of "flavors" to it. You can think in terms of decades
to start with...jazz of the 20's, 30's, 40's etc. Many people I know that do not play instruments love what is called Bop or Hard Bop. Jazz Drummer Art Blakey and The Messengers recorded many albums of this music. I would look for the 1960's jazz messengers as a starting point.

A single favorite jazz album that I always recommend to those wanting to hear jazz for the
first time is (already mentioned in the replies) is Miles Davis "Kind of Blue".

Once you get into listening to jazz, you could find the decades you like to start or find
the drummers whose groups you like. Some of the small group jazz drummers are Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones to get you started.


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