Been listening to jazz for a fair bit now.Both vocal and mainly all instruments jazz.Can some one in here be kind enough to explain all the genre applicable to jazz.Acid,bebop,cool etc.etc.Thank you for your input,expertise and patience.
Impossible to describe a musical genre with words. Like explaining the colors.
Might be more useful to list specific artists or tracks that embody each niche in jazz. These are only my favorites from each genre, not an authoritative list. I deliberately left out singers because each is a style unto themselves. There are probably a dozen more sub-genres of jazz. Today anything with a horn is jazz, like Boney James, etc.
Genesis - Louis Armstrong
Swing - Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Lionel Hampton, Art Tatum, Stan Getz
Bebop - Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker at Town Hall 6/22/45 on Uptown Jazz Records, and The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume 1 on Blue Note Records.
Cool Jazz - Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond on Fantasy Records, and Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker on Pacific Records
Big Band - Count Basie Live at Birdland on Roullette Records, and Stan Kenton Today on Decca Records, Duke Ellington Live at Newport on Columbia Records.
Post Bop - Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers on Blue Note Records, Miles Davis Kind of Blue on Columbia Records, Art Blakey Moanin.
Blue Note genre - Jackie McLean Capuchin Swing on Blue Note Records, Lee Morgan Sidewinder on Blue Note Records, Joe Henderson Mode for Joe
Progressive - Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Blue Note Records, John Coltrane Giant Steps on Atlantic Records, Miles Davis ESP on Columbia
70s - Freddie Hubbard Red Clay, Weather Report Heavy Weather, David Sanborn
Crossover - Maynard Ferguson Conquistador on Columbia, Chuck Mangione Feels So Good, Tijuana Brass on A&M, Miles Davis Sketches of Spain, Kenny G
80s Renaissance - Wynton Marsalis Black Codes from the Underground on Columbia,
Contemporary - Eric Alexander