Looking for some jazz albums, any suggestions?
I am looking under those criterias:
-The focus should be on the music, it doesn't have to be instrumental, but I prefer jazz music with little too no singing.
-There should be some melody and rhythm in it, i don't like jazz subgenres that sound too abstract, free jazz isn't my cup of tea at all. I prefer having a melody.
-I would appreciate either something that is relaxing and has a lounge sound and a heavy focus on piano (such as bossa nova) or something that has some funk influences (like acid jazz).
Jazz albums I own are From This Place by Pat Methany and A Go Go by John Scofield.
- 2 weeks ago
johnscofield/hand jive - sun ra/blue delight - roland kirk/bright moments - lee konitz et al/enfants terrible - jack de johnette/made in chicago - frank zappa/imaginary diseases - charlie haden/ANYTHING whether as a leader or "sideman" as can be said of his frequent compatriot ed blackwell (don cherry too but he often has "singing")
- ᴾᵉⁿⁿʸ ᴬ.Lv 41 month ago
Bill Evans - From Left To Right.
- D50Lv 62 months ago
Ray Charles "Genius+Soul=Jazz"
Charles plays with Count Basie's big band. I can't get enough of it.
- pianomanLv 72 months ago
Try youtube Jazz. There's a large collection there. Also if you have Cox cable, tune in to "Music Choice Jazz".
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- NickLv 43 months ago
If you like A Go Go, Scofield recorded it with the band Medeski, Martin and Wood. You should check out the stuff they have recorded without him.
- MikeLv 73 months ago
Oscar Peterson made a lot of records. The joke was, a guy entered a contest and won every album Peterson ever made, and a forklift to get them home. Lounge sounds: George Shearing, Art Van Damm. Ellington Indigos. The Basie small groups. For funk, try Monk.
- JohnLv 73 months ago
He is old school jazz with no real funk. But if you haven't looked into Count Basie you certainly should. A masterful pianist and a fine arranger. Yes, getting towards big band but his reputation is well deserved. Otherwise I'd say go to Accujazz and put on the piano channel - look for the names on the things you enjoy the most.
- SnoopyLv 63 months ago
Dave Grusin is pretty good. Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Buddy Rich, Lee Ritenour, Dave Brubeck, Gershwin, Prince, and so on.