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Old 03-12-2012, 06:24 AM
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Default Easy, Mellow Swing Jazz

Jazz cats, I need your help.

I haven't listened to much early jazz. I know a lot of fusion and easier soul music that people would consider jazz, but not much Miles, Monk, Coltrane, etc. In all honesty, Kind of Blue is the only jazz record I've listened to all the way through.

So I'm looking for records that are easy all the way through. I love bebop and am well-versed in it, but I want some stuff for going to sleep, hanging out, etc.

Some of Coltrane's easy stuff is so killer. I respect his faster more energetic playing, but him with Miles Davis or some of the tunes on Giant Steps is great!

Same goes for Miles Davis. Any of his stuff with Jimmy Cobb or the easier stuff with Papa Jo is so easy and tasteful and happening. I really want more!

So I come asking for records or specific tunes, (I may just build a playlist) that are on the level of 'Round Midnight or Freddie Freeloader.

I hope making this list will be as much fun for you guys as it will be for me to listen to. =]
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:40 AM
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Default Re: Easy, Mellow Swing Jazz

as much as i love those guys, brubeck with morello takes the cake for me for something like this
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:17 AM
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as much as i love those guys, brubeck with morello takes the cake for me for something like this
On it. You can add Coltrane for Lovers to my list too though. =]
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:41 AM
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Default Re: Easy, Mellow Swing Jazz

Not a jazz cat but a fan:

Art Blakey - Moanin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKXsnDvILmI and Date Dere
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfGDTGBHM9M

Britt put me onto an awesome one recently - Ahmad Jamal, Ahmad's Blues http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ_Op8dP5Iw

Kenny Burrell - Chitlins Con Carne http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP0flneNfaQ
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:38 PM
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Default Re: Easy, Mellow Swing Jazz

Yeah, I would check out the Dave Brubeck Quartet, lots of smooth, swinging stuff there.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:24 PM
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The Brian Blade Fellowship, it's modern stuff but I think it fits with what you're looking for, they make gorgeous music that's for sure.
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Default Re: Easy, Mellow Swing Jazz

Sketches of Spain- Miles Davis


For Musicians Only- Stan Getz

Dave Brubeck- Time OUT!

Wayne Shorter- Schizophrenia, the Soothsayer are very good

Wes Montgomery- Get anything but this is amazing


http://www.amazon.com/Best-Wes-Montg...851393&sr=1-32


Brian Blade Fellowship is VERY good.
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Default Re: Easy, Mellow Swing Jazz

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Not a jazz cat but a fan:

Art Blakey - Moanin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKXsnDvILmI and Date Dere
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfGDTGBHM9M

Britt put me onto an awesome one recently - Ahmad Jamal, Ahmad's Blues http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ_Op8dP5Iw

Kenny Burrell - Chitlins Con Carne http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP0flneNfaQ

Moanin is very good.

You might also like Duke Ellington.
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