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dk asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicJazz · 1 decade ago

I'm beginning to like jazz. What group or artist do you suggest?

I like Herbie Hancock. and Kenny Barron.

11 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    omg, theres this artist who is really good, her name is allie beaudry. shes not wel-known, but it amazing!

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    haha i hope i helped

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I really ♥ the precursor of modern jazz: swing music. Swing was made hugely popular in the late 1930's-early 1940's by artists such as Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. Some of my Glenn Miller faves include St. Louis Blues March, Must Be Jelly ('Cause Jam Don't Shake Like That), Tuxedo Junction, Fools Rush In, and Pennsylvania 6-5000. Look 'em up on YouTube and you'll be hooked, I guarantee it!

  • 1 decade ago

    If you like Hancock and Barron, try Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and the main influence on all the above - Bill Evans.

  • 1 decade ago

    Classic jazz...try some Miles Davis, John Coltrane or Charlie Parker. Contemporary jazz...try some Bob James, Joshua Redman or Wynton Marsalis.

    Source(s): I love jazz music...especially classic bebop.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm just starting to get into jazz also. I'm not sure about you, but I could never really get into it cause it seems like in later jazz, there's no apparent (to me) melody so it's harder for me to listen to. Maybe I'm just a bad listener.

    Anyway, through my interest in folk and blues music (Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt), I got into ragtime piano/guitar music (Scott Joplin, James Scott, Joseph Lamb, Allan Jaffe, Guy Van Duser, Dave Laibman), then into New Orleans/Dixieland jazz bands (Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Original Dixieland Jass Band, Loose Marbles), and then into stride piano (Willie the Lion Smith, Fats Waller, James P. Johnson, Ralph Sutton, Art Tatum), and now I'm slowly getting into some Duke Ellington stuff.

  • 1 decade ago

    somewhat although not entirely ignoring the two names you dropped, I suggest that you start with the following three Atlantic albums:

    1. Ornette Coleman's "The Shape of Jazz to Come."

    2. John Coltrane's "Giant Steps."

    3. Charles Mingus' "Blues & Roots."

    all three of the above are stone cold classics that you simply can't go wrong with...

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, My favorite kind of Jazz is the old time jazz, like Benny Goodman, or other big band/ swing artists. but theres also good jazz fusion, like miles davis. or maybe a very impressive musician, that is cool to hear, like Maynard Ferguson. There tons of jazz to explore.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Try some Freddie Hubbard, and Byron Stripling. Maynard Ferguson has some funky stuff as well, but kinda disco-y.

  • 1 decade ago

    Gene Harris, Kieth Jarrett if you can get past all his mumbling

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