How to get into jazz?
I love BADBADNOTGOOD's album III, and that kinda got me interested in jazz, but then I tried Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, and that one didn't hit any spots for me.
What are the most entry level jazz stuff that I should listen to in order to be able to enjoy some more serious stuff, especially free jazz?
Bitches Brew is great and essential but I doubt he'd enjoy it at this stage if he's new to jazz.
Davis' In A Silent Way would be a perfect album for OP to start with though.
Charles Mingus' Ah Um, Dave Brubeck Quartet's Time Out, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme (or My Favorite Things if A Love Supreme doesn't grasp OP's attention too well), Dizzy Gillespie's On The French Riviera and Charlie Parker With Strings would help you out OP into delving a bit more into jazz as those albums are very easily accessible.
I just got into jazz today and it was because of that album
as anyone who got into jazz, just listen to albums and find players you liken then explore their discog to find other players you like
jazz is kind of a patience game with a lot of very good albums and an occasional gem
For those coming from a rock/psychedelic/funk background, yeah it is.
I know everyone's "supposed" to start from Kind of Blue/A Love Supreme and go from there or w/e, but you also at the same time gotta realize a lot of the same people don't have developed the taste for jazz to truly appreciate those albums. Bitches Brew is definitely the most ambitious and intimidating from the bunch, but overall possibly easier for people coming from other music backgrounds to absorb.
I understand psychadelic fans starting with Bitches Brew, but Rock and Funk are way more grounded as a whole than Avant Jazz. A rock or funk listener would be better off with Modal.
I always recommend a chronological approach. You hear the vocabulary change and the whole art form expand. Just try to have open ears and maintain curiosity. Reading about the history helps too.
Chick Corea/Return To Forever - Light as a Feather
Chick Corea - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
Bill Evans & Lee Konitz - Play the Arrangements of Jimmy Giuffre
Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk
Shigeo Sekito - Special Sound Series Vol.2
Weather Report - Weather Report
Cortex - Troupeau Bleu
Caldera - Caldera
Herbie Hancock - Headhunters
Sun Ra - Lanquidity
Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior
all of the albums i recc'd are a mix off Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Jazz Funk
OP, listen to Robert Glasper's In My Element. It is a more modern album with some hip hop elements that is still very much jazz at its core.
I personally really dislike BBNG (especially when it is labeled as jazz), but I understand the appeal. After Glasper, listen to all the other artists mentioned on this thread.
>Jazz only gets le real when le niggers chimp le fuck out of their instruments.
so the stuff that dont fall outside this guide, would be called another thing.
You dont call reggae as fake rock, or fake funk, or fake blues, you call it as reggae, so there is no need to call reggae as real reggae
At least it gives some incentive for people like OP to search out more jazz. I'd appreciate some fresh blood in the jazz scene personally, sick of white collar jazz students putting out their interpretations of giant steps for the upteenth time.
Where do you live ? Where I am the scene is continuously refreshed with young players, especially in jams, and there's a rule that forbidens te use of standards. If someone recognizes what you're playing, you get out of the scene. I met lot of great players this way, and they're always playing new stuff
Did you like this? This is a great, easy to listen to jazz album from 2012 that keeps fresh while holding continuous themes throughout
try to listening to everything separated, but at the same time everything together; kinda hard to train, but after that you'll be open to not only jazz, but all kinds of experimental music
My thoughts exactly.
Also these are all such generic choices, if you want to get into jazz start with cool jazz, it's easy to listen to but still artistically satisfying, and then go to bebop/straight-ahead from there, THEN go to hard bop and more experimental stuff