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Calling All Jazz Fans

10-03-2007, 05:38
Hello, I was hoping if anyone from this forum could help me with something: I've just discovered the incredbly awesome world of Jazz. Now since I'm totally new to this genre I need a "self-proclaimed" Jazz fan's (hell anybodies) opinion one very good Jazz groups that I could listen to to further enrich my experience. All I ask is that the groups you mention tend to be on the none-vocal style of presentation (but anything really is just fine :)).
10-03-2007, 07:33
Jazz is a pretty broad term. I think you might start with the Smithsonian Jazz collection for a nice overview. If you're a musician you should start practicing scales, arpeggios, learn a few tunes that you like, as that's the best way to learn about jazz.
10-03-2007, 10:50
Try Weather Report

"Birdland" is great on the album Heavy Weather if you can find it.
Purple Android
10-03-2007, 15:17
Anything by Miles Davis would be a good place to start with Jazz....especially Kind Of Blue and Bitches Brew.
10-03-2007, 16:21
I prefer the blues, but I give a nod to both Herbie Hancock and Bohren & der Club of Gore.