Calling All Jazz Fans
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 :)).
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.
Try Weather Report
"Birdland" is great on the album Heavy Weather if you can find it.
Anything by Miles Davis would be a good place to start with Jazz....especially Kind Of Blue and Bitches Brew.
I prefer the blues, but I give a nod to both Herbie Hancock and Bohren & der Club of Gore.