I really do enjoy some of the classic jazz and smooth jazz. I have a few CD's now. I have Dave Brubeck Time Out Take 5, John Coltrane a Love Supreme, Chuck Magione Feels so Good, one of the Charlie Brown Vince GUaraldi albums and a best of Peggy Lee. What else should I have in my budding collection? What are some of the most important pieces in jazz history?
Re: Recommendations please on starting a jazz libr#209851 11/04/0502:48 AM11/04/0502:48 AM
[color:"purple"]Yea, Billie Holiday is an absolute songbird. I love the sweet vocals accompanying jazz beats. Also a classic is Ella Fitzgerald. A newer counterpart, Madeleine Peyroux is one of personal favorites.
Also, in another vein, Herbie Hancock is a master. And of course Miles Davis. Have fun! [/color]
Music is like food it functions like a bowl of oatmeal on a cold winter day warms you up and starts you off on the right "foot-note"!
"jazz and blues" to me are the same just on different sides of the street....or sidewalk. Can't have one without the other, so if I were to start a collection of jazz, blues would have to be mixed in and go along for the ride. Here are some of my favorites: THELONIOUS MONK piano REGINA CLARK jazz violin JOSHUA REDMAN saxophone BETTY CARTER jazz singer CHARLIE PARKER "BIRD" saxophone
Blues: B.B.KING guitar ARETHA FRANKLIN known for "soul" but sings the "blues" VARIOUS ARTISTS the blue note years "organ and soul" ENJOY....Jazzy Geri
Crazy as I wanna be, Jazzy Geri
Re: Recommendations please on starting a jazz library
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Ella Fitzgerald does have the jams. SHe is like the coolest person to have in the library. I work at umgd and when I need those jazz cravings I totally would go to Ella for satisfaction. Hard core women she is.
You gotta check out "Smooth Ones" and "Late Night Rendezvous" by Rendezvous Entertainment. Its a compilation of some really famous smooth jazz albums... Its great over a summer barbeque or a glass of wine! I'm getting into jazz myself, and this is a pretty easy listen