|for electronic jazz you can check Ulver - Perdition City. More jazzy and proggy like King Crimson, is Van Der Graaf Generator - Still Life. For traditional jazz with a virtuoso trumpetist, listen to Chet Baker. |
|Screw that jam ryo fukui|
|Kyoto Jazz Massive - Spirit of the Sun (acid/nu jazz with broken beats)|
Hidden Orchestra - Night Walks / Archipelago (nu jazz/trip-hop)
The Cinematic Orchestra - Every Day (nu jazz/downtempo
Jagga Jazzist - What We Must (typical ninja tune nu jazz stuff)
Sonny Clarke - Cool Struttin' ( hard bop / its pre chill)
Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours (vox jazz like that bloody nora jones)
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Fontessa (cool cool jazz from the 50s)
Cortex - Troupeau Bleu (jazz-funk / french pop its pretty funky and chill)
|Most of this is jazz flavored versus being actual jazz.|
|Herbie Hancock - Man Child|
Keep my jazz flavoring next to the turmeric in my cupboard.
|Ryo Fukui |
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (best record ever)
|@p4p - already know Sinatra, he's great too. Will check the rest thanks.|
@MillionDead - I kinda said that in the description myself
@5oiL - well that's kinda a classic ye, love a lot of John Coltrane stuff myself, will check up Ryo.
@Everyone else - thanks for all the recs will def check em out
|Well, try out Porgy and Bess by Miles since you listed Kind of Blue. Super smooth and melancholy. Black Saint and the Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus for an avant garde masterpiece with odd vocals and out there compositions. |
Also, try Blackjazz by Shining for prog rock/jazz metal strangeness.. And I dunno how into harsh/free jazz stuff you are, but Machine Gun by Peter Brotzmann is a personal classic for me. Kristallnacht by John Zorn is another good one in the free/experimental spectrum.
If you like vocal jazz, damn near anything by Nina Simone or Billie Holiday should do it for you. Try Crossings and Mwandishi by Herbie Hancock for some spiritual psych vibes. I second everything about Ryo Fukui and Coltrane.
|Bill Evans (piano on Kind of Blue) has some good stuff.|
|I don't know how into games you are, but an amazing album was put out last year that is a jazz reimagining of several tracks from Chrono Trigger|
It's called Chronology: A Jazz Tribute to Chrono Trigger, and I believe it's free (or pay what you want) on the OCRemix website. Highly recommended.
|I mean it's not pure or anything but I rather enjoy Jaga Jazzist|
|if you like jazz trio, check out Sunday At The Village Vanguard and Money Jungle|