From the article: Recommendation: Five Modern Jazz Albums
Ask any jazz fan how he got turned onto jazz, and he will talk excitedly at you about one or two or maybe a handful of albums. We all had those listening moments that turned out to be brilliant discoveries - those that got us hooked on jazz music.
- "Journey in Satchidananda" & "Ptah the El Daoud" both by Alice Coltrane, featuring Pharoah Sanders on both, and including Joe Henderson on the second. Then "Kind of Blue"- Miles, and "Live at Birdland' - Trane. And around or before that time some very jazzy interludes various rock bands got into, & some jazzy rock tunes, as "California" - John Mayall, "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" - Stones, "Rainy Day, Dream Away" - Hendrix, "The City" - Mark-Almond Band, etc..
Albums that got me into jazz
- Horace Silver In Pursuit of the 27th Man, Introducing The Duke Pearson Big Band, Miles Davis In A Silent Way, Leon Spencer, John Coltrane Blue Trane, Various Mose Allison albums, Jack McDuff The Heatin' System.
Because I heard these
- charlie ventura live with benny gren ,conti condoli.jackie and roy playing bop! the MjQ: opus De funk; Bird with strings; Hamp live playing Stardust; Prez Prado: voodoo Suite.dizzy: Manteca; Bird with machito and flip phillips .cootie williams: cottontail; jimmy smith: the champ;Miles : well you needn't. Griffin:Introducing J.G. The sound of Brownie and sonny.The Messengers Soft winds,the preacher, doodlin,room 608; all silver tunes.miles: round midnite; miles porgy an bess; duke the a-train with betty Roche. brownie with strings; basie with joe W and sonny payne on traps. red prysock digging in. jug: THE lORDS PRAYER; art blakey: Free for all.
- —Guest littlefat
dutch swing college,Benson
- As a youth, Dad's Dutch Swing college album really got under my skin, and Sinatra and Louis. After the obligatory Rock period Milt Jackson's Sunflower and let's acknowledge Benson's 'Breezin' for placing jazz guitar back into prominence.
- —Guest danrose
Albums that got me into jazz
- I list among my favorites at the beginning were Miles Kind of Blue,Getz Artistry,J.Smith Sermon,Dexter and Wardell Dual,Trane Lush Life,Sarah and Brownie,Quinchette,D.Washington For Those In Love,Monk Town Hall Concert,Rollins Funky Blues,Blakey Moanin',Ellington At Newport,and MJT+3 and of course it has continued on and on to new extensive heights.I am a gopher now as my favorite jazz disc jockey Daddy-O-Daylie would say.
- —Guest Sam Phillips
Five Modern Jazz CD's
- Staying in between 1997 & 2009, I'd say: Marcus Miller's "M2" Soulive's "Turn It Out" Dave Douglas' "Freak In" Chicago Underground Trio's "Slon" Medeski Martin & Wood's "Uninvisible" I don't think they're the best five in that time frame, but they did get me into jazz.
- —Guest Anthony
Kenny Burrel's greets
- Well I think its Kenny Burrel's "Tin Tin Deo" and the 'Blue Bash" with Jimmy Smith that makes me fall in love with the Jazz. I play Guitar at first and turn to a Double bass as stage's condition asks me to do. And whew, I love it.
- —Guest Tri
The Blues Roar - Maynard Ferguson
- It had a crappy fidelity, but...the band kicked unlike the big bands of the previous era - Great soloists, great bluesy arrangements, and that lead trumpet who made my brain freeze over! Whoa - I never left town after that.....
- —Guest theoinnewark
Donald Byrd-Black Byrd
- Grover Washington,Jr.- Mr. Magic, Herbie Hancock-Head Hunters, John Coltrane- A Love Supreme
A MOVIE AND A CONCERT
- For me it was a movie that got the ball rolling, ‘’A FLIGHT TO FREEDOM’’ by Andy Garcia; I did follow it up with a show that included A. Sandoval &M. Brecker &F.I.U. jazz band. I got “Hot House” (A.S.) & “Breathless” (M.B.) for the show. The show had an effect on me like none I’ve experienced before and haven’t looked back.
- —Guest jay lewis
Coltrane, Norman Brown, Joshua Redman
- Mine was a three-part introduction. The first jazz song I remember making a significant impact was "Equinox" by John Coltrane. However, as much as I loved that song, it didn't really get me into more jazz .... it only made me want to get into more jazz. Later, I got into Norman Brown, whom most people would put in the smooth jazz genre. His first two albums prepped my sensabilities for more straightahead jazz. "MoodSwing" by Joshua Redman was the first actual jazz album I fully and wholeheartedly got into. It remains one of my favorite albums of all time. All told, it took about 7 years from my first infatuation with "Equinox" to when my love affair with jazz properly began with "MoodSwing". Now, a decade later, jazz dominates my listening.
Albums That Got You Into Jazz
- King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa