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Old 11-08-2009, 01:44 AM
wy yung wy yung is offline
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Default Re: jazz albums

I find it incredibly hard to offer any album over another. IMO what you should do is begin reading through the bio's here at DW. Read about the various drummers and who they played for. Miles Davis is always a good place to begin. Learn who his drummers were and begin checking them out 1 by 1. Learn about the big band guys and do the same. Google Be Bop, Swing, Hard Bop, Cool Jazz, avant garde jazz, Dixieland, Free jazz, smooth jazz etc etc. Whatever.

Rather than mentioning any album, here are some drummers.
Zutty Singleton.
Big Sid Catlett.
Gene Krupa.
Buddy Rich.
Davey Tough.
Papa Jo Jones.
Philly Joe Jones.
Elvin Jones.
Adam Nausbaum.
Cosy Cole.
Mel Lewis.
Lionel Hampton.
Paul Motion.
Jimmy Cobb.
Tony Williams.
Brian Blade.
Jeff Watts.
Jack DeJohnette.
Kenny Claire.
Kenny Clark.
Max Roach.
Danny Richmond.

That should get you going.
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