|An Introductory Jazz(ish) List
I've really been digging jazz lately so i thought i'd make a rudimentary list for rpeople like me that are rrrrrrrjust getting starting with the genere and are looking for rsomehting new. Also tried to diversify the rrrrlist rrrto include something for everyone. rNevertheless, this basically sums up my jazz knowledge.
Free For All
70's Jazz Fusion-
Live From Madison Square Garden
A Love Supreme
Progressive Jazz- This is it, this is where it all began for me. John Coltrane's best work is
surprisingly his most accessible, despite being extrmely complex. The reason i say its the
most accessible is because it just has SOO much to offer. Whether you wanna just focus on
Coltrane's beautiful notes on the sax or want to listen to the overall musicianship of the
group, you will be blown away regarless. Probably my favorite jazz album (as well as one of
my all time favorites) and an album that makes for a great introductory into "the real thing"
of jazz. I could listen to this album 100x and not tire of it!
The Stolen Bicycle
Experimental Jazz, Jazz Fusion- has only one vote, deserves at least 50
'Round About Midnight
Jazz, Hard-Bop- underrated
Jazz Fusion, Progressive Rock-
Out to Lunch
Avant garde Jazz-
Everbody Digs Bill Evans
Piano Jazz, Smooth Jazz-
The Individualism of Gil Evans
Jazz- Album is amazing, its really hard to describe but if i had to give an overall description
it would be "progressive-avantgarde-fusion Jazz". Simply put, just listen to the fucker
Progressive Rock with Jazz fusion, Live album-
Jazz, Bossa Nova- If you want a less provincial jazz album
Jazz- Check this one instead of "head hunters" as its much better in my opinion.
Avant Garde jazz- If you like eric dolphy's "Out to Lunch" this one is essenetial listening as
Progressive Metal with Jazz Elements- This one's for all you metalheadz
Our Man in Paris
Jazz, Hard-Bop- Best Hard-Bop album not called Blue Train.
The Köln Concert
Piano Jazz, Live album- Good Stuff and fairly accessible
Progressive Rock with Jazz and Classical Music elements- i really like this album
|the Mars Volta
Jazzy Progressive Rock - Again, I really like this album
Birds of fire
Jazz Fusion- A Technical yet emotion album that rewards with repeated listens.
Live In Paris
Jazz with Vocals, Live album- A bunch of well played jazz covers, a great album for when its
Mingus Ah Um
Hard Bop, Jazz- Most people begin with "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady", which is a
complex beast. Both are incredible, but I think this is a much better introduction into his
body of work.
Jazz Blues Fusion
Jazz Blues Fusion, Live album- Despite name, album is much more blues than jazz. included
it as it still has SOME jazz, plus its really good.
Jazz- also a great album for when its christmas time, i included it because its really good,
but also because i find his piano playing to be excessively self indulgent most of the time.
But on this album he ( as well as other musicians) really nail it. here's a challenge, try
listening to this album without tapping your feet even once. You won't last two minutes.
Jazz fusion, psychedelic-
any best of album
Jazz with vocals- i initially bought my mom a nina simone cd as a gift for
christmas, not knowing it would be so damn amazing, so im the one listening to it 90% of
the time now. Her voice really is breathtaking.
Charlie Parker with Strings: The Master Takes
40's Jazz- Really good and the strings add a whole new dimension to the already great sax
Psychedelic with jazz fusion-
|Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins
A Scarcity of Miracles
Jazz At Massey Hall
Hard Bop, Live- A great concert with 5 legends all in one room. This one gets bonus points
since it was recorded in toronto.
|Alex Skolnick Trio
Jazz Fusion Covers- I usually don't like these types of albums that play rock songs in jazz
fusion style but this one is an exception.
Digital Dream Sequence
Progressive Jazz Fusion- One overlooked album from 2014, rewards with repeated listens.
Ruth is Stranger than Richard
Experimental, Jazz Fusion- Wyatt ditches the more intimate style of "Rock Bottom" for a
more experimental, weird and jazzy album. Its such as shame that most people who even go
as far as fiving "Rock Bottom" never even give its follow up (this) the time of day.
Speak No Evil
Jazz, Hard-Bop- Started
listening to this album this week and it really is great.
|Cecile Mclorin Salvant
Jazz Covers with Vocals- SHe has one of the best voices i've ever heard . I can't believe i almost forgot this one.
Hand on the Torch
Jazz Rap- let me make it crystal clear that i don't even like hip-hop, but this album is rly juicy and fun. Only has one vote too so give this