The Jazz Appreciation Thread

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Let's say an old hard rocker like myself is just starting to get into Jazz, what are the top 5 albums you would recommend? I do have the Kind of Blue vinyl which is probably an obvious one and I absolutely love it.
 

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Let's say an old hard rocker like myself is just starting to get into Jazz, what are the top 5 albums you would recommend? I do have the Kind of Blue vinyl which is probably an obvious one and I absolutely love it.
See post #48 in this thread for an album that I recommend. If the song in that post appeals to you, you'll probably like the whole album.

I am a fan of the kind of jazz that was produced in the 1970s and after (it followed the Miles Davis / John Coltrane / Thelonious Monk era). Probably the most well-known artists from that time are Grover Washington Jr., Herbie Hancock, The Crusaders, Tom Scott & The LA Express, and a few others. Chuck Mangione, too, but his music was a little more mainstream, I think.

If you want to check out music from that period, see the link in post #101. I think the first song, Always There by Ronnie Laws, will appeal to an old hard rocker. :cool:

Let me know if you listened to any of the above, and whether or not you liked it.
 
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See post #48 in this thread for an album that I recommend. If the song in that post appeals to you, you'll probably like the whole album.

I am a fan of the kind of jazz that was produced in the 1970s and after (it followed the Miles Davis / John Coltrane / Thelonious Monk era). Probably the most well-known artists from that time are Grover Washington Jr., Herbie Hancock, The Crusaders, Tom Scott & The LA Express, and a few others. Chuck Mangione, too, but his music was a little more mainstream, I think.

If you want to check out music from that period, see the link in post #101. I think the first song, Always There by Ronnie Laws, will appeal to an old hard rocker. :cool:

Let me know if you listened to any of the above, and whether or not you liked it.
Thank you I will check those out for sure
 
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