Help expand my jazz collection

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Read 5771 times.

baumer

  • Jr. Member
  • Posts: 98
Help expand my jazz collection
« on: 9 Mar 2011, 07:10 pm »
I have pretty wide jazz tastes but lately I've been wearing out my copy of "She Was Too Good To Me" by Chet Baker. I like the "Sunday morning sit back, read the paper and relax" attitude of it. It's nice to have on as background music when you're working on something else and not have to analyze just what the heck Coltrane meant by that last crazy run of whatever.

Unfortunately, I don't have much of this type of jazz in my collection. I have a little Stan Getz and Bill Evans but was hoping that some of you could direct me to some other artists/cd's of this nature.

Thanks,

Doug

steve k

Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #1 on: 9 Mar 2011, 07:17 pm »
Some mellow guys I would recommend are: Art Farmer, Charles Lloyd, Tord Gustavsen, Stefano Bollani, Joshua Redman for starters.
steve

richidoo

Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #2 on: 9 Mar 2011, 09:12 pm »
Some of my favs:
Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond, especially the early recordings like Jazz Goes To College
Astrud Gilberto sings Jobim, w/Getz
Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces on Pablo Records
Miles Davis Birth of the Cool
Coltrane with Johnny Hartman
Coltrane Lush Life
Miles Davis Someday My Prince Will Come
Miles Sketches of Spain, Porgy and Bess
Pat Metheny Over on 4th Street (solo guitar)
Billie Holiday Lady In Satin
Jane Monheit


jhm731

Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #3 on: 9 Mar 2011, 09:15 pm »
Get yourself a subscription to Jazziz, and you'll get some great sampler discs.

Also, do you have internal radio connected to your system?

Lots of great Jazz stations out there on the web.

DARTH AUDIO

Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #4 on: 9 Mar 2011, 09:53 pm »
Anything off the ECM label.. There's some great Sunday morning coffee and newspaper music!! My Sunday morning wouldn't be complete without my ECM catalog!!

rajacat

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 3133
  • Washington State
Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #5 on: 9 Mar 2011, 10:06 pm »
Ben Webster...Soulville



Mr. Mellow Laidback :)

baumer

  • Jr. Member
  • Posts: 98
Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #6 on: 10 Mar 2011, 01:23 am »
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. There are some I've heard, and some that are brand new to me. I'll be checking them all out in the next day or two. I can stream from my Duet so I'll tune in to some stations.

Steve, I've heard of J. Redman but those others will open a whole new door for me.


Doublej

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 2143
Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #7 on: 10 Mar 2011, 02:09 am »
To name a few:

Oscar Peterson - Night Train
Gerry Mulligan - Night Lights
Amhad Jamal - Live at the Pershing
Keith Jarrett - Koln Concert, Standards

If you go to www.allmusic.com you can punch in an artist, see all of their mood,s styles, and similar artists and see top albums and songs of a particular mood or style. Very cool stuff.

morganc

Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #8 on: 10 Mar 2011, 02:13 am »
Herbie Hancock:  HeadHunters...... unbelievable if you like your jazz with a little funk.  :thumb:
I second the David Brubeck
Charles Minghus also

 

Jazzman53

Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #9 on: 10 Mar 2011, 02:46 am »
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
Foundations  - Jody Proznick Quartet
Fever - Connie Evingson
Blues-ette  - Curtis Fuller Quintet
Idle Moments  - Grant Green
No Room For Squares - Hank Mobley
Song for My Father  - Horace Silver & the Jazz Messengers
Standards - The Three Sounds
Mental Cruelty  - George Gruntz
First Rain  - Inga Swearingen
Dreamer  -  Eliane Elias
The Jobim Songbook - David Hazeltine
Love Scenes - Diana Krall
Inner Urge - Joe Henderson
Unity - Larry Young
Blues in the City - Laverne Butler
Sugar - Stanley Turrentine
Unsung Heroes - Teirney Sutton 
This is Criss!  -  Sonny Criss
Ain't But a Few of Us Left  - Milt Jackson, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Grady Tate
Somethin' Else -  Cannonball Adderley
Cool Struttin' - Sonny Clark


Hear Clifford Brown

Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #10 on: 10 Mar 2011, 03:34 am »
Some artists in addition to those already mentioned that you might want to check out:

Cannonball Adderley
Clifford Brown
Sonny Chris
Tadd Dameron
Gill Evans
Chico Hamilton
Freddie Hubbard
Bobby Hutcherson
James Moody
Wes Montgomery
Art Pepper

More recent:
Eric Alexander (also the group One For All)
Monty Alexander
Kenny Barron
Gary Burton
Bill Charlap
Cyrus Chesnut
Graham Dechter
David Hazeltine
Bobby Hutcherson
Roy Hargrove

And some of the greatest Latin jazz I’ve ever heard with wonderful vibes:
The Estrada Brothers

FullRangeMan

  • Volunteer
  • Posts: 12072
  • All Tweeters look like a target, then shoot them!
    • Never go to a psychiatrist, adopt a straycat or dog. On the street they live only two years average.
Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #11 on: 10 Mar 2011, 04:57 am »
Jazz standars by the famous trio(tenor, piano, a-bass), recorded in 1958, stellar performances.

> Never go to a psychiatrist, adopt a cat or dog from the street. On the streets pets live only two years average.
« Last Edit: 10 Mar 2011, 07:06 am by FULLRANGEMAN »

FullRangeMan

  • Volunteer
  • Posts: 12072
  • All Tweeters look like a target, then shoot them!
    • Never go to a psychiatrist, adopt a straycat or dog. On the street they live only two years average.
Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #12 on: 10 Mar 2011, 05:15 am »
Another good one:
Electric Jazz with full horns and strings sections, the best album on CTI Records catalogue IMO.
Perfomed by a bunch of newbies musicians as:
Me.Eumir Deodato/keyboards, John Tropea/e-guitar, Jeff Berliner/e-guitar, Ron Carter/a-bass, Stanley Clarke/e-bass, Billy Cobham/drums, Airto Morreira/percussion, Ray Barreto/congas and others.
Great sound quality, recorded at Rudy Van Gelder studios, Sep1972.

> Never go to a psychiatrist, adopt a cat or dog from the street. On the streets pets live only two years average.

baumer

  • Jr. Member
  • Posts: 98
Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #13 on: 10 Mar 2011, 01:13 pm »
Thanks again for all the recommendations everyone. I checked out the Jazziz website and
will be subscribing today.

There's plenty of enough stuff here to keep me busy for a few days.  :thumb:

baumer

  • Jr. Member
  • Posts: 98
Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #14 on: 10 Mar 2011, 02:28 pm »
Anything off the ECM label.. There's some great Sunday morning coffee and newspaper music!! My Sunday morning wouldn't be complete without my ECM catalog!!

It's funny you mention this. I was on their website just the other day. I have a couple other non-jazz titles from them the I really like and was looking for some new stuff.


Bob in St. Louis

  • Volunteer
  • Posts: 13043
  • "Introverted Basement Dwelling Troll"
Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #15 on: 10 Mar 2011, 02:29 pm »
These have all been mentioned, but as a "laid back jazz kinda fella", I'd put an exclamation mark by these guys. All of which are instrumentals.

Tord Gustavsen
Ben Webster
Amhad Jamal

And a new one for the list:
Count Basie - Specifically the XRCD of "88 Basie Street"

Bob

DARTH AUDIO

Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #16 on: 10 Mar 2011, 03:37 pm »
ECM music: This is a good start!! Enjoy
Mathias Eick
François Couturier
Julia Hülsmann Trio
Jan Garbarek
Bobo Stenson
Iro Haarla Quintet
Ketil Bjørnstad
Nik Bärtsch´s Ronin
Norma Winstone
Anat Fort Trio
Food "Quiet Inlet"
Steve Tibbets
Arild Andersen
Manu Katché
Paul Motian
Stefano Battaglia
Christian Wallumrød Ensemble
Tomasz Stanko Quintet
Stefano Bollani
Jon Hassell
Vassilis Tsabropoulos
Enrico Rava
Arve Henriksen
Trygve Seim
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mitsuman

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 678
  • Diamond Tone Junkie
Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #17 on: 10 Mar 2011, 05:17 pm »
I didn't see Thelonious Monk on anyones list, nor Jean-Luc Ponty, nor Weather Report, nor Spyro Gyra, nor Herbie Mann.  :D

Scottdazzle

Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #18 on: 10 Mar 2011, 05:30 pm »
Here are some of my recommendations for essential classics


 














HsvHeelFan

  • Full Member
  • Posts: 455
Re: Help expand my jazz collection
« Reply #19 on: 11 Mar 2011, 05:02 am »
You can't go wrong with the Oscar Peterson Trio or Oscar's few solo works.

I've got some Oscar with Big Bands, but it's not very mellow.  Swingin' Brass with the Oscar Peterson trio is from '59 and it features the Russ Garcia big-band.  It's fairly up-tempo and rockin'.

HsvHeelFan