Essential Jazz Albums?
So I've been trying to get more into Jazz recently. I downloaded "Kind of Blue" by Miles Davis along with a few songs by Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Roy Haynes, Duke Ellington, and Dizzy Gillespie. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of some essential Jazz albums or at least some of your favorites.
- longshotsbluesLv 77 years agoBest Answer
Chet Baker Live 64 & 79 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3BILxrOjAw
Thelonious Monk - Live in '66, Full Concert -Full Album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1RbI9VPF5I
The Best of John Coltrane http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V63-uQ0RIKk
( Giant Steps & Equinox exceptional)
John Coltrane Live in 1960, 1961, 1965 ~Full Album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bXs5ME676k
Bill Evans Trio on Jazz 625 full http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX7KkVanSEo
Find any & All on this man. Gerald Wilson Orchestra.
Viva Tirado http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX7KkVanSEo
Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth (Full Album) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps3ftZQ5O3w
Paul Chambers Go (Full-Album) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OerX2LCTIk
The Dave Brubeck Quartet "Time Out" full album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koq9ypm2soA
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie (full special is there but in parts)
Her rendition of this song blew me away when I was very young.
Blues In The Night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IG8dNZIcvQ
Just can't do Jazz without Lady Ella.
Look for Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker...Lord so many more as in hundreds. Enjoy
- 7 years ago
Duke Ellington - At Newport (big band)
The Quintet - Jazz at Massey Hall (bebop)
Max Roach - Jazz in ¾ Time (bebop)
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (cool jazz)
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (cool jazz)
Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners (hardbop)
John Coltrane - Blue Train (hardbop)
Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (hardbop)
Sun Ra - Space Is The Place (avant-garde)
Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch (avant-garde)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (fusion)
Billy Cobham - Spectrum (fusion)
Tito Puente - Dance Mania (latin)
Machito - Kenya (latin)
Cachao Lopez - Master Sessions Volume I (latin)
or any collection you can get by
oh yea and
Ella Fitzgerald if you want some good vocal jazz.
(or if you wanna hear some awesome scat singing)
- muncyLv 43 years ago
I do not have a first-class capabilities of jazz but that is what i would decide on: colossal Steps - John Coltrane My favourite matters - John Coltrane Blue educate - John Coltrane A Love Supreme - John Coltrane sort Of Blue - Miles Davis Bitches Brew - Miles Davis In A Silent way - Miles Davis Black Saint And The Sinner girl - Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um - Charles Mingus Saxophone Colossus - Sonny Rollins
- 7 years ago
(artist- album title)
Return To Forever- Romantic Warrior
Mahavishnu Orchestra- Inner Mounting Flame
Miles Davis- Bitches Brew
Soft Machine- Bundles
Steve Hackett- Voyage of the Acolyte
Stanley Clarke- School Days
Weather Report- Heavy Weather
Bill Bruford- One of a Kind
Billy Cobham- Spectrum
Brand X- Unorthodox Behavior
Have an exciting journey through jazz my friend :)Source(s): My Itunes and previous knowledge of jazz
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- 7 years ago
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time In
Also, this Swedish trio is good: Esbjorn Svensson Trio
- rockmanLv 77 years ago
James Brown released an album,
--Jazz--as its TITLE!
On a whim upon seeing it (unbeknownst
of its existence prior), I purchased it and
that night listened to it 3 times in a row!
A most pleasant surprise.