|Some of these are obvious, others less so. Mingus really should be heard by any hard rock fan.|
|I'm been wanting to try some jazz and jazz fusion whatever. Whats a great album to start with?|
|You definitely ought to start with Miles Davis - Kind of Blue. It is probably the most well known jazz album and it lands in most every top 100 or whatever number albums of all time. You've probably heard of it or some of the tracks but it is well worth listening to the whole thing through more than a few times. |
If you want some jazz fusion type stuff, I would try Miles Davis - Bitches Brew. Tons of other stuff too.
|Duke Ellington is amazing....|
|The Door Mouse|
|I've heard good stuff about Mignus.|
|Jaco Pastorius/Weather Report are jazzy big band stuff.|
The Mahavishnu Orchestra are he best jazz fusion/phycadelic acid rock band I have heard.
|Miles Davis' In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew, Agharta, Pangea, Tutu and A Tribute to Jack Johnson are some phenominal records. Agharta and Pangea are some of the best live recording I have ever heard. |
|Miles had to be on this. |
|So how was day one of your introduction to jazz class?|